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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Police Department holds 12th community walk

Police car with Community and Youth Engagement logo

Danville Police officers walked door-to-door Thursday evening in the Windsor Heights neighborhood. The walk was the first of the year and the department’s 12th since these events began.

They talked with residents about their needs and how the Pol...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Crossovers ready, U.S. 29 Bypass detour to change

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Motorists who use the Danville Expressway/U.S. 29 Bypass should prepare for a change in traffic pattern early next week. Weather permitting, this change could occur on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Crews have constructed crossovers, which will allow northbound traffic...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Offices will be closed on Martin Luther King Day

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

In addition, the public library will be closed. Danville Transit will not operate. 

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Holiday Light Show raises $8,907 for community

Community holiday light show logo

Despite a snowy start to the 2018 Community Holiday Light Show, the 17-night event attracted an estimated 10,500 people to historic Ballou Park.

“After that first weekend, we didn’t really know what to expect,” said Danville P...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2019

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 15, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is lo...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Hospitality project creates buzz in River District

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123 South Union, LLC today announced plans to redevelop the former Knights of Pythias (119-121 South Union Street) and Register & Bee buildings (123 South Union Street) into a luxury hospitality concept. Once completed, the two properties will be conv...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 8, 2019

IDA approves option on White Mill property

Exterior photo of White Mill

The Industrial Development Authority today approved an agreement that gives The Alexander Company an option to purchase contract involving the White Mill property at 424 Memorial Drive.

The purchase price will be $3 million, which is the same price paid by...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Flu shots to be offered at Community Market

Community Market exterior photo

The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free seasonal flu vaccine at a special dispensing clinic Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Market at 629 Craghead St.

A limited supply of free influenza vaccine will be available ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Public input sought on police performance

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Community members can weigh in on the Police Department's performance in a public meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building. The building is l...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2019

City asks drivers to report pothole locations

Road work sign

The Public Works Department is asking drivers to report the locations of potholes on city streets by calling the department’s administrative office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The number is 799-5245.

Public Works Director Rick D...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2019

City Council approves casino resort resolution

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City Council on Thursday night voted unanimously to support legislation that would allow a casino resort in Danville if first approved by voters in a local referendum. The legislation will be introduced in the upcoming General Assembly session

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Winter Farmers’ Market will open Saturday

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For the fourth consecutive year, the Danville Farmers’ Market, one of the River District’s long-standing traditions, will not be just for the spring and summer. Beginning Saturday, Jan. 5, the market reopens for the winter.

Located in t...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Cabin Fever Music Series resumes Friday

Cabin Fever Music Series logo

Danville Harvest Jubilee’s Cabin Fever Music Series will resume Friday, Jan. 4, with the band Liquid Pleasures performing a mix of Top 40, Rock, Disco and Motown at the Community Market.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Stage time for Liquid Pleasure is 7:30...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Public input sought for Riverwalk Trail plan

Riverwalk Trail - Virginia Treasure section

Danville Parks and Recreation will host a public input meeting on Friday, Jan. 4, to discuss proposed routes connecting neighborhoods to the Riverwalk Trail. The meeting will be held at the Pepsi Building on Craghead Street.

Residents are encouraged to dro...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 28, 2018

City Council to consider casino resort resolution

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City Council next week will consider adopting a resolution in support of legislation in the upcoming General Assembly session that would enable and require a local referendum on construction of a casino resort in Bristol, Danville and other specified loca...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 28, 2018

Offices will close Tuesday for New Year’s holiday

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The Municipal Building, all other City of Danville administrative offices and the public library will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s Day holiday.

The James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed on Monday and Tuesd...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2018

Police chief announces promotion of 26 officers

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Saying that they show leadership on a daily basis, Police Chief Scott Booth today promoted 26 officers to the ranks of captain, lieutenant, sergeant and corporal.

The promotions came during a ceremony held in the auditorium of O. Trent Bonner Middle School...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 26, 2018

Mainline Trolley service to close for season

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Danville Transit’s seasonal Mainline Trolley Service is provided on Fridays and Saturdays from April through December on an annual basis. Trolley operations will be suspended after service is provided on Saturday, Dec. 29, and will resume on Friday, April...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 26, 2018

Give your live, fresh cut Christmas tree a new life

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As Danville residents get ready to undeck the halls, the Public Works Department offers a way to give live, fresh cut Christmas trees and wreaths a second life. Crews will collect trees placed curbside and take them to the City’s compost and mul...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 24, 2018

City urges recycling of discarded gift boxes

Holiday shopping - Santa holding gift bags

With all the extra gift boxes associated with the holiday season, residents are encouraged to use the city’s recycling drop-off sites. Cardboard, plain wrapping paper and tissue paper are among the mixed paper products that can be recycled.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements