Meet your Board Members and Officers

President: Linda Jones-

Vice President: Theresa

Secretary: Duane Galloway:

Treasurer: Ellen Kirk:

Board Members:

Randy Foster (Pastor, Maupin Ave Presbyterian)-

Geoffrey Hoy-

Andrew Pitner-

Daphne Safrit-

Starr Shive-

Caroline & Mark Stephenson-

Geof Wilson-

Real Estate Report

Submitted by Susanna Hollingsworth:

Fulton Heights current market as of Friday March 19!*



Average list price=$178,115

Sold listings in the last 270 days: 13 total-Not counting Pinehurst or Fourth Street recent sales-although they were listed as FH neighborhood.

Average Days on Market: 13- but the median number was 5 days!

Average HLA (Heated Living Area) was 1816sf and the median HLA was about 1611 sf.

Average Sale Price/List price ratio was about 98-99% (normal in this market when the house is priced right!) But this stat will be updated soon due to all the upcoming closings.

We have about 475 houses in central Fulton Heights from Elm Street to Heilig Avenue so our turnover rate is less than 4%. People like to stay here!

As of today the average interest rate on a 30 year fixed-rate mortgage is 2.9% and 2.3% on a FRM 15 year loan. Interest rates are slightly on the rise. 

Please call me if you would like to get an accurate CMA (comparative market analysis) on your home and I can give you an expert broker opinion on value. I work hard for all my buyers and sellers to get the best deal, limit your liability, help you work with financially qualified buyers, keep you safe and spare you the hassle of deals gone bad! Plus, I love my neighborhood and live at 219 Mitchell! I am invested in getting great qualified buyers in here and getting property values to remain stable while we work together to keep this historic neighborhood diversified, equitable and inclusive!

Neighborhood Music Teacher is Back in Action!

An Artist in Residence at the Center for Faith and the Arts, Fulton Heights resident Laurie Klaus is excited to put pandemic isolation behind her! Though virtual lessons will still be an option, in-person voice and piano lessons, as well as audition prep coaching, will be offered beginning the week of April 12.

All in-person lessons will be at the Center for Faith and the Arts, on Harrison St. in Salisbury. There are currently limited openings for private lessons and coaching sessions. Laurie continues to monitor changes in CDC guidelines, hoping she will soon be able to safely expand her studio through offering various types of music classes. Information about future classes will be posted on the Center for Faith and the Arts’ Facebook page, as well as on Laurie’s Instagram (pianolauriek).

An award-winning Music Director/Keyboardist known throughout the Piedmont’s theatre community, Laurie specializes in audition preparation for musicals, teaching people to hear pitch and match it, and expand singers’ vocal ranges. She enjoys working with all ages and levels of experience, with current students ranging in age from 5-75. Her piano students’ levels range from beginner to intermediate.

Outside her studio, Laurie is sought out for her skills in teaching and directing vocals, conducting for musicals, and performing as both an accompanist and pit musician. During the pandemic, she was thrilled to be able to music direct Lee St. Theatre’s Fun Home and Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance’s Head Over Heels. This spring, she will be accompanying a college student for his senior trumpet recital, and music directing Old Courthouse Theatre’s Nunsense, which will be produced in May. 

Past career highlights include contracts with Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, where she conducted instrumental ensembles as they prepared to open the park’s live shows. During their 2013 Christmas Town, she conducted a 16-piece orchestra from the piano for Gloria!, USA Today’s top-rated Christmas Show in Theme Parks for that season. She was honored to be in the pit orchestra for the world premiere of Frank Wildhorn’s musical, Zelda: An American Love Story, at Flat Rock Playhouse, where she was contracted the following season as a rehearsal pianist for Les Miserables.

For information about rates and available lesson times, Laurie can be contacted at 704-245-2802 (text or call), through Instagram message, or via email at

Back to “The Neighborhood”

Submitted by Starr Shive:
In 1973, my husband, Vic and I bought our first house on Mitchell Avenue.  After a lot of work on the house, we had two wonderful sons and enjoyed spending 10 great years in “The Neighborhood”. Lots of friends, sidewalks for strolling, and Eaman Park Pool.  
Vic’s job gave us an opportunity to move to Louisiana.  We had 10 years there and enjoyed a lot of new experiences.  Thankfully, we returned to Salisbury “our real hometown” ,and bought a house in another neighborhood.  
Long story short, our boys grew up, went to college, and got married and had 2 children each.  Sadly, my husband passed away and I stayed in the house for about 3 more years until I decided to scale down.  Lucky for me I found a fixer upper on Wiley Avenue.  After 2 years of tender loving care and much deliberation I bought the house and was back in “The Neighborhood”……where I belong!  
No regrets!  Again I have these wonderful sidewalks, friendly neighbors, and Eaman Park Pool is still there!!  

News from Historic Salisbury Foundation

Submitted by Leah Campion, Events Coordinator, HSF:

Greetings, Fulton Heights residents!

We are excited to see restrictions loosening with the pandemic so we can bring you some exciting HSF events in the near future. Work has still been going on behind the scenes! Here’s how we’ve kept busy: 

We operate an Architectural Salvage Warehouse at the Ice House on East Horah Street! As you continue with your home improvement and Pinterest projects, check out the offerings at the Ice House! We also take donations of historic materials. In fact, two of your neighbors on Maupin Avenue recently donated windows and a bathtub for resale. The Ice House is open 9am-12pm on Saturdays and by appointment. If you need an appointment, please contact the HSF office at

We have been working to improve our social media presence so follow us on Facebook at Historic Salisbury Foundation and @historicsalisburyfoundation on Instagram. These sites are the best source for all things HSF! Our website is also a great source of information –

OctoberTour had a successful year in 2020 as a virtual event. We hope you participated. But there’s nothing like an in-person homes tour, and we are planning a live tour for 2021! Stay tuned to social media for more information. 

Our always popular History on Tap (HOT) series is a go for this summer! More information is forthcoming. Check out the History on Tap page on our website for past HOT events.

Do you need some questions answered about your historic property? Since Fulton Heights is not a locally registered historic district (Nationally Registered only), you do not have to follow the rules of the Salisbury Historic Preservation Commission. However, if the historical integrity of your home is important to you, a great resource is the State Historic Preservation Office. Bret Sturm – Restoration Specialist, State Historic Preservation Office an HSF member or renew your membership today!

Eaman Park Pool Celebrates 65 years

Submitted by Bailey Wingler:

Eaman Park Pool, located at 123 Eaman Avenue, is Salisbury’s longest running swim club and has served the local community for 65 years!  This popular recreational spot is within walking distance of Fulton Heights and serves as a “home away from home” for families throughout Rowan County.  Eaman Park Pool is a stock-owned, private swim club that provides its members with pool access from 6:00am-9:00pm daily beginning Memorial Day weekend.  Members are required to pay annual dues and to play an active role in the pool community.  At Eaman, members enjoy family-friendly events throughout the Summer months including poolside cookouts, ice cream socials, paint and sip events and SO MUCH MORE!  The children at Eaman Park Pool develop friendships and memories that last a lifetime.  They detach from the screens and spend their days playing Sharks and Minnows, practicing their cannonballs, and enjoying pizza at a picnic table with their friends.  Many of these kids grow up and become lifeguards at our pool before returning later with families of their own.  

Amenities at Eaman Park Pool include bike racks, men’s and women’s bath houses, keyless entry, first come-first serve pool chairs and picnic tables, diving board and Snack Shack.  Certified lifeguards are on duty from 12 noon-6pm daily and children 13 and up, who pass a swim test, are permitted to swim without a parent during lifeguard hours.  Our lifeguards also offer swim lessons throughout the Summer at a minimal fee. Current stockholders and new members who join before April 15th will enjoy $25 off their dues for 2021. 
For more information about becoming a stock owning member at EPP, please visit the website atwww.eamanparkpool.comQuestions should be directed to 2021 Pool President, and Fulton Heights’ resident, Daphne Safrit at