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    City Council approves school budget, higher wastewater rate, charges

    (Posted Tuesday, May 5) City Council voted Tuesday night to approve the budget for Danville Public Schools. The budget includes a contribution of $18.7 million from the city. Council also raised the rate and charges for wastewater effective July 1. Read on...
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    Festival in the Park returns with new twists

    (Posted Tuesday, May 5) A tradition for 41 years, Festival in the Park, presented by Pepsi, makes its return May 15, 16 and 17, and this year, tradition will have a few new twists, including sand sculpting, an aquatic dog competition, and human foosball. Read on...
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    Danville unveils new brand for the River District: ‘Reimagine That’

    (Posted Friday, May 1) Danville’s River District, which today boasts a new look and vibe thanks to added amenities and a repurposing of buildings, introduced a new brand Friday to capture the spirit of changes taking place. Read on...
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    Update: Danville continues treating water with activated carbon

    (Posted Friday, May 1) Water plant operators continue to use activated carbon to treat drinking water, and the process will be ongoing until all customers receive water free of bad taste and odor, Interim Director of Utilities Jason Grey said Friday. Read on...
  5. Youth Council photography show

    Youth Council holds photography showcase, discussion at YMCA

    (Posted Friday, May 1) The Danville City Youth Council held a photography showcase and community panel discussion on Wednesday. The photography exhibit focused on their concerns about blighted buildings and unoccupied structures in the city. Read on...
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    Storm drain installation underway on Lynn Street

    (Posted Wednesday, April 29) Lynn Street from Newton to Colquhoun streets will be closed periodically to thru traffic until Friday, May 8, to allow for installation of a storm pipe, weather permitting. Installation will take place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Read on...
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    Dueling pianos will take center stage at River District unveiling celebration

    (Posted Monday, April 27) This Friday marks something unusual in entertainment with dueling pianos provided by Dueling Pianos International: a high energy, all request, sing along, clap along, rock n’ roll, comedy piano show. Admission is free. Read on...
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    Danville plans fireworks show as part of River District brand unveiling

    (Posted Saturday, April 25) The City of Danville is preparing to introduce its new branding for the River District on Friday, May 1, with a community event featuring live entertainment, food, children’s activities and a fireworks show. Admission is free. Read on...
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    Youth Council will hold photography showcase, discussion at YMCA

    (Posted Friday, April 24) The Danville City Youth Council will hold a photography showcase and community panel discussion on Wednesday, April 29, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Danville YMCA. The event is open to the public. Read on...
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    City will hold another public hearing on Mount Cross Road widening

    (Posted Friday, April 24) The City of Danville will hold another public hearing from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, regarding the proposed widening of Mount Cross Road between Lowes Drive and the city limits. The hearing will be at the Municipal Building. Read on...
  11. Make Danville Shine logo

    Mayor declares month of May as ‘Make Danville Shine Month’

    (Posted Wednesday, April 22) Mayor Sherman Saunders has declared the month of May as “Make Danville Shine Month.” This year's clean-up, paint-up and fix-up campaign kicks off Saturday morning, May 2, with a home improvement expo at the Community Market. Read on...
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    Bon Jovi tribute band opens new concert series May 2

    (Posted Wednesday, April 22) A new concert series – Covers at the Crossing – will debut Saturday, May 2, at the Carrington Pavilion with a performance by Slippery When Wet, the Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute band. Tickets will be available at the gate. Read on...
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    Committee recommends steps to improve electric services, help industrial users

    (Posted Monday, April 20) A committee that has studied for seven months how best to cost effectively serve Danville electric customers voted Monday to recommend seven steps to improve electric utility services and address the concerns of industrial users. Read on...
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    Danville Utilities will hold Earth Day celebration Wednesday at Lowe’s

    (Posted Monday, April 20) Representatives from Danville Utilities’ Home$ave energy efficiency rebate program will be at Lowe’s Home Improvement on Wednesday, April 22, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to celebrate Earth Day with energy efficient prizes and giveaways. Read on...
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    Sign installation will restrict travel Tuesday at Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge

    (Posted Monday, April 20) On Tuesday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the left southbound lane on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge will be restricted at the intersection of Riverside Drive to allow for installation of a gateway sign, weather permitting. Read on...
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    Artists install their work on the new Danville Art Trail

    (Posted Friday, April 17) The Danville Art Trail is open after artists today installed their work along the 2.5-mile outdoor trail, which includes seven sites, including Main Street Plaza, Danville Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts and History. Read on...
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    Storm drain installation begins Monday on Lynn Street

    (Posted Friday, April 17) Beginning Monday, April 20, Lynn Street from Newton to Colquhoun streets will be closed to allow for installation of a storm drain, weather permitting. The closure will be daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, April 24. Read on...
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    State agency test results remain inconclusive; no pesticides detected

    (Posted Tuesday, April 14) The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has completed its testing of raw water samples, finding nothing out of the ordinary. Meanwhile, separate private lab tests of raw water samples show no presence of pesticides. Read on...
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    Danville Art Trail installation scheduled for Friday

    (Posted Tuesday, April 14) Installation of the Danville Art Trail is set for Friday. A guided, walking tour of the 2.5-mile trail will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The tour is free and open to the public, but call 799-5215 to register. Read on...
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    River City TV airing meeting of electric utility study committee

    (Posted on Monday, April 13) River City TV will air Monday's meeting of the Electric Services Assessment Steering Committee. Air times are 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. River City TV is available on Comcast and Gamewood cable and rivercitytv.org. Read on...
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    Committee discusses steps to improve electric services, help industrial users

    (Posted on Monday, April 13) The committee that will make recommendations on how best to cost effectively serve Danville’s electric customers discussed on Monday steps to improve electric utility services and address the concerns of industrial users. Read on...
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    Danville enhances online community crime mapping site

    (Posted on Friday, April 10) The City of Danville has added new features to its online map detailing crime within the city, and for those using mobile devices, this map now offers a separate site dedicated for smart phones and tablets. Read on...
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    State agency reports initial test results inconclusive

    (Posted on Thursday, April 9) The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday that initial test results of raw water samples collected are inconclusive in determining the source of the odd taste and odor in the city’s drinking water. Read on...
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    Proposed budget maintains city services with no tax increases

    (Posted Tuesday, April 7) Municipal services and programs would remain at current levels with no increases in real estate, meals and lodging taxes as calculated in a proposed budget officially introduced Tuesday night at a meeting of City Council. Read on...
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    Music on Main concert series returns April 16

    (Posted Tuesday, April 7) Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series, presented by Danville Regional Medical Center, returns to the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, with Jus’ Cauz, named 2012 Best Bluegrass Band in Virginia. Read on...
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    Wendell Scott Drive milling, paving begins Thursday

    (Posted on Wednesday, April 1) Beginning on Thursday, April 2, lane shifts will be in effect on Wendell Scott Drive from Arnett Boulevard to Piney Forest Road to allow for milling and paving of the street. Motorists are urged to proceed with caution. Read on...
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    FY 2016 Introductory Budget
    Municipal services and programs would remain at current levels with no increases in real estate, meals and lodging taxes. The proposed budget also includes a utility rate study recommendation for an average 3.5 percent increase in wastewater rates. The bill for the typical residential customer would increase by $1.85 a month. No increases for electricity, gas and water in the next fiscal year are in the proposed budget.
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    Clean Up, Paint Up, Fix Up!
    Start making your spring cleaning plans because next month is Make Danville Shine month! To help our residents better beautify their homes and neighborhoods, we are offering extra refuse collection options including as allowing over-sized yardwaste and debris piles on your collection day, roll-off container rentals, and free tire collection during the month of May.  Get more information about incentives and meet home repair experts at the Home Expo on May 2 at the Community Market!
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    Water Taste and Odor Information
    Danville Utilities along with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) continue to work hard to resolve the algae issues that are causing a water taste and odor problem for Danville Utilities’ water customers. See this page for more information, FAQs, and related documents and links.  
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