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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

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 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.

Visit Video Archive

ACCESS16

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

Visit ACCESS16

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!

Visit Calendar

Recent News Articles

Salisbury Mayor rescinds state of emergency for city district

Salisbury Mayor rescinds state of emergency for city district Read more
Today, Tuesday, June 9, Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander rescinded the state of emergency in the downtown district, including the curfew imposed in the original declaration.

A Message From Karen Alexander

A Message From Karen Alexander Read more
The Salisbury community has been through a difficult couple of months, and especially the last week. Communities across our country have been facing multiple challenges lately, just as we have. Not only are we dealing with COVID-19, resulting economic challenges, and unemployment, but also protests following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Salisbury Parks and Rec. Cancels Salisbury-Rowan Sports Hall of Fame Induction

Salisbury Parks and Rec. Cancels Salisbury-Rowan Sports Hall of Fame Induction Read more
The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department has canceled the 2020 induction ceremony for the Salisbury-Rowan Sports Hall of Fame, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are You Ready For the 2020 Hurricane Season?

Are You Ready For the 2020 Hurricane Season? Read more
Although the Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1st, Tropical Storm Arthur has already formed in the Atlantic and moved on from the U.S. coast last month. As we enter the beginning of the 2020 hurricane season, the Salisbury Fire Department wants to remind residents to make a plan now to keep your family safe, particularly while dealing with COVID-19.

City set to begin recycling transition to Republic Services

City set to begin recycling transition to Republic Services Read more
The City of Salisbury Public Works Department will start the transition from Waste Management to Republic Services beginning on Monday, June 22, for residential recycling pickup within the city limits. To ensure a smooth transition, we have provided steps to take now and what to expect moving forward.

Salisbury Police investigates late night shooting on Green Street

Salisbury Police investigates late night shooting on Green Street Read more

Just before 10 p.m. Sunday, June 7, Salisbury Police responded to the 800 Block of Green Street for calls of shots fired.

2020 Census Still Going

2020 Census Still Going Read more

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Census response deadline has been extended to late October. Salisbury residents are still asked to respond as soon as possible via the Census website at 2020Census.gov.

Data received from the Census affects communities for 10 years. With $675 billion federal dollars at stake for things like schools, road construction, hospitals, workforce initiatives and substance abuse programs, Rowan County still has a long way to go to ensure it secures its fair share.

SPD secures warrants on Jeffrey Long

SPD secures warrants on Jeffrey Long Read more
Salisbury Police have secured an additional warrant charging Jeffrey Alan Long, 49, with Felonious Inciting a Riot. Mr. Long was initially arrested for Discharging a Firearm within the City Limits, Carry a Concealed Weapon, and Being Armed During a Protest this past Sunday for discharging a firearm on W. Innes St. and N. Council St.
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Stay Connected

There are several ways that the City of Salisbury connects with citizens:


Facebook


Like us on Facebook to get real-time updates from the City, positive gossip stories, alerts on power outages and closed streets, to participate in contests and information on City events.

Twitter


Follow us on Twitter to get updates from the City, positive gossip stories, alerts on power outages and closed streets, and information on City events.

Instagram


Instagram is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone. Check out what's happening on our account.

Vimeo


Watch our Vimeo channel to view City Council meetings, episodes of our television show, Salisbury NOW, and Planning Board meetings.


RoCo Alerts


Sign up to receive real-time emergency text alerts at salisburync.gov/RoCoAlerts.

Nextdoor


Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online.


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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