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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

Salisbury fire determined intentionally set

Salisbury fire determined intentionally set Read more
The Salisbury Police Department (SPD) is currently investigating a fire determined to have been intentionally set at a home early this afternoon.

Salisbury Fire Department partners with Carolina Brotherhood and RCCC to host fire training seminar

Salisbury Fire Department partners with Carolina Brotherhood and RCCC to host fire training seminar Read more
The Salisbury Fire Department (SFD) has teamed up with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) and the Carolina Brotherhood to host a fire training seminar titled “The Stretch Training Day” on Saturday, June 15, at 730 Jake Alexander Blvd.

“Fame” statue public hearing moves to the Salisbury Civic Center

“Fame” statue public hearing moves to the Salisbury Civic Center Read more

To accommodate the large crowd anticipated for the “Fame” statue public hearing on Monday, June 17, the meeting location, format and time limits have changed from standard protocol in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

The event will be held at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Each speaker will be allotted three minutes to speak. Additional minutes cannot be provided from other attendees. Speakers are not required to sign in.

Documents to download

Hurricane Season Is Here

Hurricane Season Is Here Read more

The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1st. To keep your family safe this hurricane season and to minimize risks associated with severe weather, follow this advice from the Salisbury’s public safety officials.

Salisbury welcomes "The 24th" movie production

Salisbury welcomes "The 24th" movie production Read more
The City of Salisbury is one of only a handful of North Carolina locations that will serve as the backdrop for the upcoming film, “The 24th,” directed by Academy Award winning director, Kevin Willmott, who co-wrote the screenplay for “The Black KKKlansman.” 

Spotlight on 2019 Summer Camps

Spotlight on 2019 Summer Camps Read more

The parks and recreation department has released its 2019 Summer Playbook and is encouraging its residents to participate! The Playbook includes dozens of amazing opportunities for children to grow and develop their interpersonal and vocational skills through physical activity and hands-on interaction.

Salisbury Fire Department to hold a live fire burn on Bringle Ferry Road

Salisbury Fire Department to hold a live fire burn on Bringle Ferry Road Read more
The Salisbury Fire Department will conduct a live fire training burn on Thursday, June 6, at 1435 Bringle Ferry Road.

Sculpture Show Returns For 11th Year

Sculpture Show Returns For 11th Year Read more
Now in its eleventh year, the Salisbury Sculpture Show has returned to Salisbury. The award-winning Sculpture Show, curated by the Salisbury Public Art Committee (SPAC), has brought 16 works of art from across the eastern U.S. to temporary homes in downtown Salisbury, local colleges and around Salisbury neighborhoods.
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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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