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, www.salisburync.gov/EDKnomination.


Month Observances & Themes Day Observances
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month Read Across America Day (March 2nd) To honor the birth of Dr. Seuss, encourage your followers to read today! Kids will be doing the same in schools all across the country.
National Caffeine Awareness Month Pi Day (March 14th)
Celebrate 3.14 with pie! Make pie graphics, turn your products into pie shapes, talk about your love of pie, or take it the literal route and do some math.
National Craft Month Women’s History St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th)
Month Irish-American Heritage Month National Countdown Day (March 21st) This day is the perfect opportunity to use Instagram’s countdown engagement sticker in your Story! Market a sale or event by counting down to the day.
March Madness National Noodle Month National Little Red Wagon Day (March 25th) Imagine all the great images you can share on social featuring a little read wagon! Great for Instagram!
National Music in Our Schools Month National Equal Pay Day (March 31st)

Downtown Salisbury, Inc. Launches NEW Website

Downtown Salisbury, Inc. (DSI) is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of their new website in February 2020. In partnership with City of Salisbury staff, the development and design of the website was completed in-house at no cost.

The website’s development process focused on two primary concerns: mobile-first design and better functionality for residents, visitors and local business/property owners. The new mobile-first design is future forward, taking into account that over 70% of people use their mobile phone to access the internet and those numbers are likely to grow. The updated navigation provides clearly organized content that is easy to access. The public can now add their events to the event calendar for review by DSI staff, and the business listings can be managed directly by the business owners

In addition, DSI’s newsletter articles will be archived on the website and signing up to receive the newsletter emails each month is easy and fast. DSI staff will be constantly updating the website’s content with helpful information, articles, blogs, newsletters, announcements and more.

The website integrated DSI’s new branding with clean, colorful graphics. The main web page features a custom video highlighting downtown Salisbury, which will be updated annually.

We hope you find the new website fresh and modern; we worked hard to make sure it contained valuable information to assist you with your downtown Salisbury, NC needs. 

Downtown Wine Crawl Tickets On Sale Now

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Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Why not purchase your friend or family member a ticket to Downtown Salisbury’s signature wine tasting event! Wine About Winter takes place throughout downtown in the local bars, restaurants, specialty shops and boutiques.

Tickets include a souvenir wine glass, wine bag, wristband, and a tasting pass. Ticket holders are able to visit participating shops and restaurants to sip and sample a variety of 20+ wines from around Rowan County and beyond.

Friday, February 7, 2020 • 5 to 9 pm

Rowan Public Library to host community job fair Friday

Rowan Public Library will host a free job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, January 17th at 201 W. Fisher St.

It is open to the public and will offer job-seekers the opportunity to network with local employers who are recruiting to fill open positions. No registration is required.Job Fair 2018 is a response to community request.

It is open to the public and will offer job-seekers the opportunity to network with local employers who are recruiting to fill open positions. No registration is required.Job Fair 2018 is a response to community request. .

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