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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

U.S. Rep. Ted Budd Announces $500,000 Federal Grant for Salisbury, NC

U.S. Rep. Ted Budd Announces $500,000 Federal Grant for Salisbury, NC Read more
Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) today announced that Salisbury, North Carolina has been awarded a $500,000 federal grant for the Rowan Regional Crime Intelligence Center.  

Plan and Practice Your Escape!

Plan and Practice Your Escape! Read more

The Salisbury Fire Department is joining the national campaign to celebrate Fire Prevention Week. The theme for 2019 is: “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

The goal is to educate people of all ages about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Be Ready To Vote In The 2019 Municipal Election

Be Ready To Vote In The 2019 Municipal Election Read more

The time to vote is approaching fast. The deadline to register to vote is Friday, Oct. 11.

If you are not registered by then, you can't vote in 2019. The Municipal Election is on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

W. Craig Powers, P.E. named public services director following Tony Cinquemani retirement announcement

W. Craig Powers, P.E. named public services director following  Tony Cinquemani retirement announcement Read more

Salisbury Public Services Director Tony Cinquemani III has announced his retirement, effective February 2020, making way for W. Craig Powers’ promotion to lead the department.

SPD arrests two during drug, gun bust

SPD arrests two during drug, gun bust Read more

The Salisbury Police Department Vice/Narcotics Unit with the assistance of the Salisbury Police Department CID and SRT, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Department Special Investigative Unit and SRT, executed two simultaneous search warrants on Wednesday morning (9/25/2019). These search warrants were the result of a several month long investigation by the Salisbury Police Vice/Narcotics Unit. Multiple firearms and drugs were found during these raids. 

Review of Violent Crime Incidents from Project Safe Rowan

Review of Violent Crime Incidents from Project Safe Rowan Read more

Project Safe Neighborhoods Rowan recently hosted a Violent Crime Incident Review. Members of the community, law enforcement, probation/parole officials and the US Attorney’s office of the Middle District attended. Statistics and data analysis were shared about Rowan County's violent crime incidents.

Rowan County and Salisbury Fire Marshals team up for national campaign

Rowan County and Salisbury Fire Marshals team up for national campaign Read more
The Rowan County Fire Marshal and the Salisbury Fire Marshal are teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

Review City's Progress On Community Development Goals

Review City's Progress On Community Development Goals Read more

Salisbury has reached last year’s community development goals. The 2018-19 CAPER (Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report) details the City’s progress. Public comment on the report's draft is now open.

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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.


Nixle Text alerts


Sign up to receive real-time emergency text alerts by texting SALISBURY to 888777, or visit nixle.com to select advanced options including event details, leaf collection and more.

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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