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The award-winning communications department serves as a central source of information by providing a singular voice and facilitating creative communication solutions for the City of Salisbury. In addition, this team strives to provide professional, timely and accurate public information, marketing and communications services to the citizens and visitors of Salisbury.

Department responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the distribution of internal communications to city employees
  • Managing and coordinating City of Salisbury websites
  • Public relations management
  • Social media communications
  • Television services including TV stations and video production
  • Marketing communications such as print or billboard ads

 

Communications Department Awards

  • 1st Place: Salisbury NOW - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2019 - Video
  • 1st Place: The Lamplighter -NC3C Excellence in Communications 2019 - Printed Publications
  • 2nd Place: Cheerwine Social Media -NC3C Exellence in Communications 2019 - Best Campaign Use of Social Media - Special Event
  • 2nd Place: City of Salisbury City Council Meetings- NC3C Excellence in Communications 2019 - TV or Video, Government Meetings
  • 1st Place: Salisbury Police Department Recruitment Video - Queen City PR PRSA Charlotte Awards 2018 - Video
  • 1st Place: The Lamplighter - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2018 - Printed Publications, External Newsletter
  • 2nd Place: City of Salisbury Website - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2018 - Communication Technology, Website
  • 2nd Place: City of Salisbury Council Meetings - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2018 - TV or Video, Governmental Meetings
  • 2nd Place: Community Engagement Fridays - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2018 - Citizen Participation
  • 1st Place: Community Engagement Fridays - Queen City PR PRSA Charlotte Awards 2017 - Community Relations:
  • 1st Place: Rumor Control Page - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2017 - Community Technology, Other Technologies

Contact Us

coscommunications@salisburync.gov

Address:
217 S. Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

ACCESS16

A local government access channel that airs government-related content and Public Service Announcements.

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Rumor Control

Before sharing rumors being spread in the Salisbury community, check the City's Rumor Control page to get the facts.

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Open Government

The City of Salisbury provides several options for citizens to better understand their local government.

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Media Kit

Media outlets and journalists can get details for media requests, scheduling interviews, covering City events and general City background information.

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Newsletters

View previous editions of the City's monthly newsletter, The Lamplighter, distributed to Salisbury citizens.

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Event Calendar

Want to know what's happening in the City of Salisbury? Check out our Event Calendar!

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Salisbury NOW

Salisbury NOW is a local television show that highlights the Salisbury, NC area. The show is exclusive to ACCESS16 and produced by the City of Salisbury award-winning Communications Department.

To watch episodes visit vimeo.com/channels/salisburynow

Video Archive

City Council meetings are recorded and archived using an online video hosting service called Vimeo. Recorded meetings are broadcast on ACCESS16 starting the following Thursday and are posted online to Vimeo as soon as possible.

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Recent News Articles

Fibrant to conduct scheduled maintenance

Fibrant to conduct scheduled maintenance Read more
Salisbury, N.C., (Monday, June 6, 2016) – Fibrant will be conducting scheduled maintenance during the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 7, and Wednesday, June 8.

NOTICE OF DISCHARGE OF UNTREATED WASTE

NOTICE OF DISCHARGE OF UNTREATED WASTE Read more
Salisbury, N.C., (Wednesday, June 1, 2016) – Salisbury-Rowan Utilities had a discharge of untreated wastewater from the 1500 block of McCanless Road in Salisbury, of approximately 32,000 gallons of which approximately 27,000 gallons reached surface waters.

Shooting on W. Clay Street

Shooting on W. Clay Street Read more

On Saturday night May 28, 2016 at 10:36pm Salisbury Police Officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of E. Fisher and S. Shaver St. When officers arrived, they came in contact with a shooting victim identified as Christopher Shepherd, age 44 of Salisbury. EMS was called and transported Shepherd to Novant Health Rowan Regional Medical Center. He was then transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital for further treatment. He has since been released. 


City of Salisbury announces its Memorial Day operation schedule

City of Salisbury announces its Memorial Day operation schedule Read more

Salisbury, N.C., (Thursday, May 26, 2016) – The City of Salisbury will operate on the following schedule for the Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 30:


 

    City of Salisbury Sues Contractor Over Fiber Optic Cable Lines

    City of Salisbury Sues Contractor Over Fiber Optic Cable Lines Read more
    Salisbury, N.C. — (Tuesday, May 17, 2016) The City of Salisbury filed a lawsuit today against the company that installed the cables for the City’s fiber optic network.

    Salisbury Sculpture Show claims Centralina Council of Governments Region of Excellence Award

    Salisbury Sculpture Show claims Centralina Council of Governments Region of Excellence Award Read more
    Salisbury, N.C., (Monday, May 16, 2016) – The City of Salisbury Sculpture Show took one of six top honors this week at the Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) Region of Excellence Awards, Thursday, May 11. The awards celebrate the work of its member governments that work collectively to achieve regional goals and contribute to significant and positive advancements in the community.

    City of Salisbury named a Tree City USA for 30th consecutive year

    City of Salisbury named a Tree City USA for 30th consecutive year Read more
    Salisbury, N.C., (Thursday, April 28, 2016) – The City of Salisbury has been named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 30th consecutive year in honor of the city’s commitment to effective urban forest management.

    Fibrant Broadband in the running for Leading Lights Award

    Fibrant Broadband in the running for Leading Lights Award Read more
    Salisbury, N.C., (Tuesday, April 26, 2016) – Salisbury’s broadband utility, Fibrant has been named a finalist for a Leading Lights Award from Light Reading, "the leading trade publication for communications networking."
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    Nextdoor


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    Newsletters


    The City of Salisbury provides a free monthly newsletter to citizens in their water bill. Anyone can receive an email version of The Lamplighter by subscribing at the bottom of this webpage.

    Salisbury NOW!


    The City produces a regular television show, usually 15-30 minutes in length, covering local organizations, recent events and upcoming news around Salisbury.


    ACCESS16


    ACCESS16 is a local government access TV station that provides free PSAs and City information through cable providers Spectrum (Channel 16) and Hotwire (Channel 394).


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