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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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    Danville continues treating water with activated carbon

    (Posted Friday, April 24) Water plant operators no longer detect an odor in the river at the city’s water intake, but they will continue to use activated carbon until treated water delivered to customers is free of bad taste and odor. 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...
  5. 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...
  9. Map of sign installation

    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...
  15. Power and light photo

    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...
  17. Water treatment plant

    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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    City issues disclaimer regarding water sampling, filtration offers

    (Posted Friday, April 3) The City of Danville wants water customers to know it is not collecting household water samples or installing household filters because of taste and odor issues. The city is not affiliated with any company offering those services. 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...
  22. Fire Dept. headquarters-station No.1

    Fire department receives international accreditation

    (Posted on Wednesday, April 1) The Danville Fire Department has been awarded international accreditation, which measures excellence in fire service. Danville is one of six accredited municipal fire departments in Virginia and 208 agencies worldwide. Read on...
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    State agency begins surveying Dan River, tributaries

    UPDATE POSTED TUESDAY, MARCH 31: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality began Tuesday surveying the Dan River and its tributaries and collecting water samples to find the cause of the algae growth creating taste, odor issues in the city’s water. Read on...
  24. Kayaking on Dan River

    Danville to extend Riverwalk Trail with $100,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation

    (Posted on Friday, March 27) The City of Danville received a $100,000 grant to enhance public access to the Dan River and expand outdoor recreation opportunities by extending the Riverwalk Trail. The grant is part of the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund. Read on...
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    Pace Building undergoes redevelopment in the River District

    (Posted on Thursday, March 26) Renovations are underway at the Pace Building (also known as the Wise Hundley building) located at 322-328 Main St. River District Ventures LLC plans to convert this historic building into residential and commercial spaces. Read on...
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    Simulation brings together city departments, community partners

    (Posted on Thursday, March 26) Forty-eight representatives of 23 city departments and partner agencies and organizations met Thursday at the city’s fire headquarters/station No. 1 on Lynn Street for a simulated emergency response exercise. Read on...
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    State agency agrees to assist Danville in solving water problem

    UPDATE POSTED THURSDAY, MARCH 26: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has agreed to survey the Dan River to determine the source of the algae growth that caused the odd taste and odor in the city’s drinking water. Read on...
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  1. City Council Meeting

    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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  1. Make Danville Shine

    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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