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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

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.

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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.

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 Transit resumes normal services 7/12/21

Salisbury Transit resumes normal services 7/12/21 Read more
The City of Salisbury Transit has resumed regular bus service schedules on its ADA Paratransit and regular fixed routes. Regular transit riders were notified of the service change previously.

Salisbury Police Department investigating shooting on N. Lee St. 7/15/21

Salisbury Police Department investigating shooting on N. Lee St. 7/15/21 Read more
Today, at approximately 11:50 a.m., the Rowan 911 Center received shots fired calls in the 700 block of N. Lee St. At about the same time a victim with a gunshot wound arrived in the area of the Salisbury Police Department (SPD) headquarters

City of Salisbury receives Healthiest Employer honor for the second year

City of Salisbury receives Healthiest Employer honor for the second year Read more
The City of Salisbury has been named one of the “Healthiest Employers” in the Charlotte region for the second year in a row. The annual Charlotte Business Journal competition ranked Salisbury in sixth place in the “Employers with 100-499 employees” category.

Employee Spotlight: Ella Casey, Transit Operator and ADA Dispatcher

Employee Spotlight: Ella Casey, Transit Operator and ADA Dispatcher Read more
Ella Casey is a transit operator and ADA dispatcher for the City of Salisbury Transit Department. In her role, Ella transports clients to designated sites, collects fares, and conducts pre-trip and post-trip inspection of vehicles to ensure people get where they are going safely. She also provides paratransit dispatching and routing service to senior, disabled individuals certified under the American with Disabilities Act.

Applications available for the seventh annual Salisbury Citizen’s Academy

Applications available for the seventh annual Salisbury Citizen’s Academy Read more
Following the cancellation of the 2020 class due to COVID-19 restrictions, the City of Salisbury invites residents to apply for the fall 2021 Citizen’s Academy -- a ten-week academy highlighting city operations.

Salisbury City Manager announces retirement

Salisbury City Manager announces retirement Read more
W. Lane Bailey, Salisbury city manager, announced his intention to retire in December 2021, after 32 years of local government service.        

Salisbury Police, NAACP resumes Cease Fire initiative

Salisbury Police, NAACP resumes Cease Fire initiative Read more
Two years after it was first introduced, the “Cease Fire” gun violence reduction initiative led by the Salisbury-Rowan Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Salisbury Police Department, will continue in 2021 with a slightly different look. The “Salisbury Cease Fire” program will be held throughout the year in a continuous effort to reduce increasing gun violence in the community.

City of Salisbury announces its 2021 Independence Day operations schedule

City of Salisbury announces its 2021 Independence Day operations schedule Read more
The City of Salisbury will operate on the following schedule for Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day:
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Twitter


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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


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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.


WSRG-TV


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


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