COVID-19, City Operations and Event Update Continued(3)

What We Are Doing and Recommend to Protect Valued Employees and Customers

  • We are following CDC guidelines regarding environmental cleaning and are also increasing the frequency of cleaning city-operated buildings. We will also continue to check bathrooms to ensure handwashing supplies are stocked and available.
  • Posters and other educational materials have been posted and made available
  • Meetings with large number of employees are strongly discouraged.
  • The City is encouraging meetings and events be kept to a minimum and video conferencing or call-in networking utilized instead. The City will adhere to the concept of “social distancing” where a minimum of 60” distance between people is advised.

At this time, City operations will continue as normal, with the exception of City Council meetings. City Council meetings will still be open to the public; however, the City is asking that only employees who have presentations to City Council attend. The Council meeting can be watched at home on Access16 or online at 

Make a Plan

  • If a community spread of COVID-19 happens in Salisbury, it is important to have a plan in place for yourself, your family, your staff and business. Things to consider when making your plan:
  • Stay informed – know where to go to receive the most accurate updates.
  • Ensure your entire business and household is practicing the everyday preventative actions listed above.
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Important Event and City Updates

Ring in Spring

In light of recent announcements regarding COVID-19 and large gatherings, Downtown Salisbury, Inc. has decided to CANCEL the Ring in Spring event that was scheduled for Saturday April, 4th from 11am – 2pm. 

Stakeholders Meeting

An update on the April Stakeholders meeting will be sent out within the next two weeks.

COVID-19 Cancellations, Postponements and Closingsfor City of Salisbury

As part of the City of Salisbury’s response to COVID-19, there will be closings and cancellations. At this time all city facilities and offices are open, but some events and meetings will not be held. Please refer to this link for a list and check back for updates at

For community closings, refer to the Salisbury Post.

Wine About Winter, HUGE SUCCESS!!

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Thank you to everyone that attended Wine About Winter 2020! It was a huge success and the best yet!!

We estimate 1,600 people attended Wine About Winter 2020. This included, individuals that purchased tickets, hotel packages, designated drivers, etc.

We hope that you had a wonderful night and you’re looking forward to WAW 2021!

For those that attended, we would love to get your feedback. Please take a moment and fill out the WAW survey

Spring Forward

Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 8th at exactly 2 am and ends on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 2 am. By moving your clock forward by one hour to 3am, you lose an hour of sleep but gain an hour of daylight in the evening.

According to Dr. Phyllis Zee, Director for sleep medicine at Northwestern University, she states that there are some health effects that could stem from the change. To learn more about the effects and how to transition into the new time change more affectively, click here.

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Cheerwine Festival returns to fill the streets of historic downtown Salisbury, N.C., with ‘cheer’ and family-friendly fun!

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Cheerwine, the 103-year-old soft drink born and based in Salisbury, N.C., is once again teaming up with its home city to host the fourth annual “Cheerwine Festival” on Saturday, May 16, from noon-10 p.m. An estimated 60,000 people attended the 2019 event. 

Attendees will enjoy tasty Cheerwine-inspired food and drinks, live entertainment, local craft vendors, family-friendly activities and plenty of delicious ice-cold cherry goodness in downtown Salisbury.

And for the first time in festival history, one lucky Cheerwine fan will have his or her original artwork worn by thousands as the official design for the 2020 festival t-shirt.

This is an annual event that will take place the third (3rd) Saturday in May.

Forward 2040

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The City of Salisbury is working with the community to create a new Comprehensive Plan for a stronger and smarter future.

Forward 2040 is a comprehensive plan to guide the City’s growth over the next 20 years relating to land use, future growth, physical development, and capital improvements. Importantly, Forward 2040 will flow from the people’s vision of how the community should work together and grow wisely.

Your feedback on the plan is invaluable for creating a plan to serve all of Salisbury. There are two ways to provide your feedback for the plan: online survey or meeting in a box.

Click here for more information about the Forward 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

New & Upcoming in Downtown

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100 Block of North Main St.

  • Donna’s Place
  • Cafe Pasta
  • Lost & Found – Moved to new location, 105 N. Main
  • Jaynes Helms Group – Moved to new location, 108 N. Main

200 Block of South Main St.

  • Made Man Barber & Shave – Moving to a new location, 205 N. Main St.

200 Block of Depot St.

  • Studio 35

300 Block of Depot St.

  • Team Automotive Group

Congratulations to the 2020 Biennial Winners

Every two years the City of Salisbury’s Community Appearance Commission and Salisbury Tree Board co-host the Biennial Awards to pay tribute to the many individuals, companies and organizations that make Salisbury a great city to live in. The event is a dinner and presentation at which those that have received Landscape of the Month Awards, Downtown Holiday Decoration Awards, Tree Awards and Development Awards are honored and recognized. 

Congratulations to Greg Alcorn for winning the Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Award

Alcorn, a Salisbury native, graduated from Overton, Knox, Salisbury High School and Catawba College. He eventually ventured out of town to earn his MBA at UNC-Charlotte. Since 2001, he has been owner and CEO of Global Contact Services (GCS). GCS has about 1,000 employees and provides customer service support nationwide and internationally. Click beow to read more about Greg Alcorn  

This award recognizes people and/or groups from the Salisbury-Rowan community who have made important contributions to improving human relations in the areas of education, employment, housing, industry, business, civic, church, advocacy and community service. To nominate a person and/or group, please visit,

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