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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.

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.

Check Rumors

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!

Visit Calendar

Recent News Articles

Rowan County Public Health Will Host COVID-19 Vaccine Drive-thru Clinic for Group 1 and Group 2 on Wednesday, January 20th

Rowan County Public Health Will Host COVID-19 Vaccine Drive-thru Clinic for Group 1 and Group 2 on Wednesday, January 20th Read more

Rowan County Public Health will continue their COVID vaccine drive-thru clinic tomorrow for any individual that falls into Group 1 or Group 2 on Wednesday, January 20.

Cheerwine and the City of Salisbury move 2021 Cheerwine Festival to September 18

Cheerwine and the City of Salisbury move 2021 Cheerwine Festival to September 18 Read more
The date for the 2021 Cheerwine Festival will move from Saturday, May 15, to Saturday, Sept. 18, in anticipation of reductions in COVID-19 restrictions and continued distribution of the vaccine.

City of Salisbury provides operation schedule for the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

City of Salisbury provides operation schedule for the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday Read more
The City of Salisbury will operate on a limited schedule for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Monday, Jan. 18.

Homicide at 1614 Standish Street 01-06-2021

Homicide at 1614 Standish Street 01-06-2021 Read more
Officers with the Salisbury Police Department were called to the scene of a suspicious death at 1614 Standish St., Salisbury NC.  Neighbors located a 30 year old black female inside her apartment deceased.  This case is being treated as a homicide due to suspicious circumstances.  Further updates will be given tomorrow morning.

City invites public input on Downtown Main Street Plan

City invites public input on Downtown Main Street Plan Read more
In summer 2019, the City of Salisbury hired McAdams, an engineering and design firm, to design plans to improve the safety, mobility and appearance of a 10-block section of Main St. The City is looking for public input on plans for restriping and the opportunity to change the lanes and parking on Main Street.

Fire Suppression Grants Provide Sprinkler Funds

Fire Suppression Grants Provide Sprinkler Funds Read more
A recent, unattended kitchen fire was extinguished before firefighters arrived on scene thanks to a fire suppression/sprinkler system partly made possible by a city grant. The fire in the 100 block of North Main St. could have been a devastating incident within downtown Salisbury.

Employee Spotlight: Teri Shaw, Recreation Coordinator

Employee Spotlight: Teri Shaw, Recreation Coordinator Read more
Starting a career with the City of Salisbury in 2006, Teri Shaw currently serves as a recreation coordinator for the parks and recreation department. She is responsible for planning and operating activities at the City Park Recreation Center. In her role, Teri supervises recreation aides, manages the facility’s budget and works alongside various instructors, individuals, and community groups to schedule events and activities at City Park.

Salisbury hosts virtual “Bring on 2021” New Year’s Eve Event

Salisbury hosts virtual “Bring on 2021” New Year’s Eve Event Read more
Salisbury Parks and Recreation will host its annual New Year’s Eve event via Facebook live, tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 31, at 11 p.m. “Bring on 2021” continues the community tradition of ringing in the New Year at the Bell Tower, though virtually.
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Stay Connected

There are several ways that the City of Salisbury connects with citizens:


Facebook


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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.


RoCo Alerts


Sign up to receive real-time emergency text alerts at salisburync.gov/RoCoAlerts.

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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