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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 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.

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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.

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.

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

Nominate A Neighborhood For BlockWork by June 11

Nominate A Neighborhood For BlockWork by June 11 Read more
Now’s the chance to submit a Salisbury neighborhood for BlockWork, a grass-roots program developed in 2010 to beautify Salisbury neighborhoods. BlockWork neighborhood applications within City of Salisbury limits will be accepted through Friday, June 11, by the Community Appearance Commission and Housing Advocacy Commission.

Bike Safety Tips for National Bike Month

Bike Safety Tips for National Bike Month Read more
Riding a bike is fun, healthy and an environmentally friendly form of transportation. As we celebrate National Bike Month, the Pedal Factory and Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department share some tips for safe and happy riding.

Salisbury Communications Director receives Communicator of the Year Award

Salisbury Communications Director receives Communicator of the Year Award Read more
The City of Salisbury Communications Director Linda McElroy has been named the recipient of the Chris Coulson Communicator of the Year Award during the North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) 2021 Excellence in Communications Awards virtual conference on Friday, April 30.

Cheerwine Festival Looking For Volunteers

Cheerwine Festival Looking For Volunteers Read more
With the 2021 Cheerwine Festival just around the corner, Salisbury Parks and Recreation is seeking volunteer groups to assist with the daylong festivities on Saturday, Sept. 18th. Civic and service organizations are encouraged to volunteer in groups of 10 people or more for at least one, three-hour period.

Salisbury Accepting Blockwork Applications through June 11, 2021

Salisbury Accepting Blockwork Applications through June 11, 2021 Read more
The Salisbury Community Appearance Commission and Salisbury Housing Advocacy Commission are now accepting BlockWork applications from Salisbury city neighborhoods through Friday, June 11. The 2021 BlockWork event has been set for Saturday, October 23, on, “National Make a Difference Day.”

Employee Spotlight: Sonja Basinger, Environmental Services Manager

Employee Spotlight: Sonja Basinger, Environmental Services Manager Read more
Sonja Basinger is the environmental services manager for Salisbury-Rowan Utilities (SRU). In her role, Sonja serves as the department’s compliance officer. She performs internal audits for the department and provides technical assistance to divisions to ensure compliance with environmental permits. She also manages the water and wastewater labs, industrial pretreatment and FOG programs, and coordinates and instructs state approved Wastewater Operator Schools for SRU staff.

Summer camps return to Salisbury for 2021

Summer camps return to Salisbury for 2021 Read more
The City of Salisbury Parks and Recreation will offer summer camps for youths this year, with COVID-19 restrictions. Summer camp programs will be conducted with COVID-19 safety protocols in place and will follow recommendations from the CDC, state and local health officials.

Officers Chosen at 2021 NCLM Annual Conference

Officers Chosen at 2021 NCLM Annual Conference Read more

Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander will lead the N.C. League of Municipalities as president over the next year, following her election earlier this week.

Alexander was chosen by representatives from cities and towns across North Carolina via electronic vote held over several days, with her selection announced at NCLM’s virtual conference, CityVision 2021, held Tuesday through Thursday. 

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Vimeo


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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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