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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.

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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.

Check Rumors

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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Recent News Articles

Salisbury Parks and Rec. and Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA to host virtual run, walk to benefit COVID-19 assistance

Salisbury Parks and Rec. and Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA to host virtual run, walk to benefit COVID-19 assistance Read more
The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA, will host “COVID-19 for 19,” a virtual run, walk to raise funds for Rowan Helping Ministries food bank for COVID-19 assistance. The virtual event will begin on Monday, June 1, and end on midnight on Friday, June 19.

Salisbury City Manager W. Lane Bailey presents proposed FY21 budget

Salisbury City Manager W. Lane Bailey presents proposed FY21 budget Read more

The $46,003,307 balanced General Fund budget reflects a 3.17% decrease in spending from the FY20 adopted budget due to expected shortages related to COVID-19. In addition to the General Fund, the Water/Sewer Fund, Transit Fund, Broadband Fund, and Stormwater Fund comprise the overall City budget totaling $82,528,220. This total sum also includes Special Revenue Funds (CDBG & HOME) and Capital Reserve Funds. Bailey proposes maintaining the current tax rate of $0.7196 for the fiscal year as to not burden the Salisbury community in the midst of economic challenges.

City of Salisbury announces its 2020 Memorial Day operation schedule

City of Salisbury announces its 2020 Memorial Day operation schedule Read more

The City of Salisbury will operate on the following schedule for the Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 25:

City Announces Spring Paving Work

City Announces Spring Paving Work Read more
The City of Salisbury is announcing that paving work will begin tentatively Monday, May 18, on certain streets.

Cheerwine and the City of Salisbury announce musical guests, giveaways and more for the Virtual Cheerwine Festival

Cheerwine and the City of Salisbury announce musical guests, giveaways  and more for the Virtual Cheerwine Festival Read more

Cheerwine, the 103-year-old soft drink from Salisbury, N.C., and its hometown will host a Virtual Cheerwine Festival on Saturday, May 16, at 5 p.m.

Last month, Cheerwine and the City of Salisbury announced plans to cancel the annual outdoor event that draws tens of thousands of people and instead host a virtual celebration for all to enjoy from the safety of home.

BlockWork Will Return This Fall

BlockWork Will Return This Fall Read more
The Salisbury Community Appearance Commission and Salisbury Housing Advocacy Commission will be accepting BlockWork applications from Salisbury city neighborhoods beginning now through Friday, June 12. The 2020 BlockWork event has been set for Saturday, Oct. 24, on, “National Make a Difference Day."

Salisbury one of Four NC Entities to Receive $1.4 Million for EPA Brownfields Cleanup and Assessment

Salisbury one of Four NC Entities to Receive $1.4 Million for EPA Brownfields Cleanup and Assessment Read more
Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Wheeler announced EPA’s selection of four entities in North Carolina for Brownfields grants totaling $1.4 million. Recipients include the City of Gastonia ($300,000), the City of Kinston ($300,000), the City of Salisbury ($500,000) and the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments ($300,000).
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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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