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    Free, outdoor movie series continues Friday

    (Posted Saturday, July 23) Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series will continue at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at Carrington Pavilion, with the musical fantasy-comedy film “Frozen.” The movie is free and will play on a 20-foot screen. Read on...
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    Danville Police launch ‘hot cars kill’ campaign

    (Posted Friday, July 22) Danville Police has launched its "hot cars kill" campaign to remind citizens not to leave loved ones in potentially deadly temperatures. The campaign opens as the city experiences one of the hottest weeks this summer. Read on...
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    City arranges for cooling shelters to be available

    (Posted Friday, July 22) The City of Danville has arranged for cooling shelters this weekend due to hot and humid conditions. If you need shelter, call the Emergency Communications Center's non-emergency number. The number is 434-799-5111. Read on...
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    Danville Utilities issues third peak power alert

    (Posted Thursday, July 21) Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today, Friday and Monday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak power alert from its wholesale power supplier. Read on...
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    City Council authorizes $8.6M in bond financing

    (Posted Wednesday, July 20) City Council will meet Tuesday, June 7, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. View the agendas at www.danvilleva.gov. Both sessions are open to the public. River City TV airs live the business session. Read on...
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    Free concert Thursday will feature salsa, Latin jazz

    (Posted Tuesday, July 19) Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will continue at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, at the Main Street Plaza. The concert will feature the classic salsa and Latin jazz sound of West End Mambo. Read on...
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    City schedules inspection of Schoolfield Dam

    (Posted Monday, July 18) A diving crew will be on the Dan River Tuesday and Wednesday, July 19-20, to conduct a routine inspection of the Schoolfield Dam. This inspection will not affect boating and recreational activities. Read on...
  8. (left to right) Jeff Sadler, Ernecia Coles and Bill Shelton with award

    Danville receives Virginia Main Street Merit award

    (Posted Friday, July 15) On behalf of the City of Danville, the River District Association was presented this week with a Virginia Main Street Merit Award for Best Downtown Public Improvement Project. Read on...
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    Middle Border Forward opens in new space

    (Posted Friday, July 15) Danville city leaders joined other area leaders and citizens Thursday afternoon in celebrating the grand opening of Middle Border Forward’s new office in the Pace on Main building at 326 Main St. Read on...
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    City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

    (Posted Friday, July 15) City Council will meet Tuesday, July 19, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. View the agendas at www.danvilleva.gov. Both sessions are open to the public. River City TV airs live the business session. Read on...
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    Free, outdoor movie series continues Saturday

    (Posted Friday, July 15) Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series will continue at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at Legion Field, with the baseball fantasy-drama classic “Field of Dreams.” The movie is free and will play on a 20-foot screen. Read on...
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    Jam on the Dan will feature tribute bands

    (Posted Thursday, July 14) Music lovers can rock Saturday, July 16, when Harvest Jubilee’s Jam on the Dan returns to the Carrington Pavilion. The event opens at 5 p.m. and will feature tribute bands to Foreigner, Def Leppard and Bad Company. Read on...
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    City asks power customers to conserve this week

    (Posted Tuesday, July 12) Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power Wednesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak power alert from its wholesale power supplier. Read on...
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    British company chooses Danville for operation

    (Posted Tuesday, July 12) Overfinch North America, British-owned enhancer of luxury 4x4 Range Rover vehicles, announced plans today to locate its engineering and production facility at 500 Stinson Drive and hire 41 employees within three years. Read on...
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    Fire Department donates water to God's Pit Crew

    (Posted Tuesday, July 12) Employees of the Danville Fire Department on Monday donated more than $600 worth of water to God's Pit Crew of Danville. The water will be used to assist victims of recent flooding in West Virginia. Read on...
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    City seeks input for Schoolfield redevelopment

    (Posted Friday, July 8) The City of Danville invites residents in the Schoolfield Village community to attend a cookout Thursday, July 14, at Hylton Avenue Park. The cookout begins at 6 p.m. and will serve as a kickoff for redevelopment efforts. Read on...
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    City marks completion of trail extension over bridge

    (Posted Friday, July 8) Danville officials on Thursday officially marked the opening of the Riverwalk Trail extension over the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge. The extension connects the north and south banks of the Riverwalk Trail. Read on...
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    City asks power customers to conserve this week

    (Posted Wednesday, July 6) Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today, Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak power alert from its wholesale power supplier. Read on...
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    Saunders sought to serve for 'good of all' as mayor

    (Posted Friday, July 1) Sherman Saunders bid farewell as mayor on Friday, saying, “All of my life, I have simply wanted to be a part of helping to bring people together, building a stronger community for the good of all.” He remains on City Council. Read on...
  20. Mayor John Gilstrap, left, and Vice Mayor Alonzo Jones

    City Council picks Gilstrap as mayor, Jones as vice mayor

    (Posted Friday, July 1) City Council on Friday elected Councilman John Gilstrap to serve as mayor and Councilman Alonzo Jones as vice mayor for the next two years. They will be serving their first term as mayor and vice mayor. Read on...
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    Telvista adding 150 jobs to Danville facility

    (Posted Thursday, June 30) Telvista Inc. announced today that it will bring approximately 150 new full-time jobs to the area. Applications are being accepted for the new positions at Telvista and are available online at www.telvista.com. Read on...
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    Danville names Reynolds as deputy city manager

    (Posted Wednesday, June 29) The City of Danville today announced that Earl B. Reynolds Jr. has been selected as deputy city manager. He has served as director of community development since Nov. 2010. The move will be effective Friday, July 1. Read on...
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    City offices will be closed on Independence Day

    (Posted Wednesday, June 29) All City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The public library and courthouse also will be closed. Danville Transit will not operate. Read on...
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    City Council will hold inaugural meeting Friday

    (Posted Tuesday, June 28) City Council will hold its inaugural meeting at noon Friday. The meeting is held every two years for the public swearing-in of election winners, the selection of a mayor and vice mayor, and issuance of seat assignments. Read on...
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    Outdoor summer concert series continues Friday

    (Posted Tuesday, June 28) Danville Harvest Jubilee will continue its River District Fridays music series on Friday, July 1, with the band Liquid Pleasure. The series, formerly known as Fridays at the Crossing, will be in the Community Market parking lot. Read on...
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