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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

2022
  • 1st Place: Resident's Resource Guide - PRSA Queen City Awards 2022 - Print
  • 2nd Place: The Lamplighter Newsletter - PRSA Queen City Awards 2022 - Print
2021
  • NC Communicator of the Year: Linda McElroy - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2021 - Communicator of the Year
  • 1st Place: Be A Recycling Hero Campaign - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2021 - Multi-Platform Campaign
  • 1st Place: Employee Portal - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2021 - Website
  • Virtual Event of the Year: Virtual Cheerwine Festival - Southeast Festivals & Events Association - Virtual Event
  • Local Government Innovation: Virtual Cheerwine Festival - Centralina Regional Council Region of Excellence Award - Virtual Event
  • Best Website: Virtual Cheerwine Festival - North Carolina Association of Festivals and Events - Virtual Event
  • Best Downtown Special Event: Virtual Cheerwine Festival - North Carolina Main Street Community - Virtual Event
2020
  • Platinum: The Lamplighter - Hermes Award 2020 - Newsletter
  • Gold: Salisbury Community Appearance Commission/Tree Board Award Invitation -Hermes Award 2020 - Printed Invite
  • Gold: Salisbury Fire Department Yadkin Bridge Rescue Image -Hermes Award 2020 - Photography
  • Gold: Salisbury Transit Outdoor Billboard -Hermes Award 2020 - Outdoor Advertising
  • 1st Place: Cheerwine Festival Website- NC3C Excellence in Communications 2020 - Website
  • 1st Place: The Lamplighter -NC3C Excellence in Communications 2020 - Printed Publications
  • 1st Place: Tatted Cops Social Media Post- NC3C Excellence in Communications 2020 - Best Single Social Media Post
  • 1st Place: Forward 2040 Logo- NC3C Excellence in Communications 2020 - Branding/Logo Design
  • 2nd Place: Jake the Steak Social Media Post -NC3C Exellence in Communications 2020 - Best Use of Humor
  • 2nd Place: Captain Recycling video- NC3C Excellence in Communications 2020 - Video
2019
  • 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
2018
  • 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
2017
  • 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

Salisbury NOW

Salisbury NOW is a local television show that highlights the Salisbury, NC area. The show is exclusive to WSRG-TV 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 WSRG-TV starting the following Thursday and are posted online to Vimeo as soon as possible.

Visit Video Archive

WSRG-TV

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

Visit WSRG-TV 

Rumor Control

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

Check Rumors

Open Government

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

More About Open Government

Media Kit

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

Visit Media Kit

Newsletters

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

Visit Newsletter Archive

Event Calendar

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

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Recent News Articles

Salisbury’s plan for the future now available for review

Salisbury’s plan for the future now available for review Read more
A draft of the city’s comprehensive plan is now available for public review and feedback through in-person meetings, virtually, and on the city website at salisburync.gov/forward2040.

Shooting investigation in the 400 Block of Messner Street

Shooting investigation in the 400 Block of Messner Street Read more
On November 13, 2022, at approximately 1:48 AM, the Salisbury Police Department was dispatched to 416 Messner St in reference to a shooting. Arriving Officers located a Juvenile that had sustained a gunshot.   The juvenile was transported to Novant Medical Center for medical treatment.

Zion Hills Apartment Shooting

Zion Hills Apartment Shooting Read more
On November 8, 2022, at approximately 2:05 p.m., the Salisbury Police Department (SPD) responded to Zion Hills apartment located at 1614 Standish Street regarding a shooting. 

Salisbury Transit offering free rides on Election Day, November 8

Salisbury Transit offering free rides on Election Day, November 8 Read more
Salisbury Transit will offer free bus rides on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8.

City of Salisbury announces its 2022 Veterans Day operations schedule

City of Salisbury announces its 2022 Veterans Day operations schedule Read more
The City of Salisbury will operate on the following schedule for the Veterans Day holiday, Friday, Nov. 11:

Employee Spotlight: Delando Clowney Jr., Recreation Coordinator

Employee Spotlight: Delando Clowney Jr., Recreation Coordinator Read more
Delando Clowney Jr., a recreation coordinator for the parks and recreation department, is this month’s employee spotlight. He is responsible for planning and operating activities at Miller Recreation Teen Center. In his role, Delando supervises and supports teen center staff, communicates and works with teens, individuals and community groups to create programs of interest for teens, and manages the facility’s budget.

Salisbury Police Chief Stokes announces his retirement

Salisbury Police Chief Stokes announces his retirement Read more
Salisbury Police Chief Jerome “Jerry” Stokes announced his intention to retire from the city of Salisbury effective, Saturday, Dec. 31. He was hired to lead the Salisbury Police Department (SPD) in July 2016 after a 32-year career with the Lynchburg, Va. Police Department.

Tips for Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween!

Tips for Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween! Read more
It’s the time of the year when children and adults dress in their costumes, festival decorations are placed and an endless bounty of candy is given for Halloween. To help keep trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween, the Salisbury Fire Department would like to remind everyone of some safety tips.
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