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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Street repairs to alter bus service in Bradley Road area

Effective Friday, March 15, Danville Transit passengers in the Bradley Road area will need to board and disembark at bus stops along North Main Street. The change is due to the closure of Justin Lane between Bradley Road and Fairhaven Drive.

Also, Bradley ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 14, 2019

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

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City Council will meet Tuesday, March 19, in a business session and two work sessions. 

Council's meeting will begin with a special work session at 5:30 p.m. to discuss a prospective business or industry related to economic development, as well as...

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Agendas.... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Mayor says state title reflects community

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On Friday following the state championship won by the George Washington High School basketball team, Mayor Alonzo Jones said he could see the Danville community in the team’s determination to win.

The Eagles on Thursday night outlasted Louisa Cou...

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

The Launch Place wins grant for seed fund

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The Launch Place (TLP) has been selected as a recipient of the Economic Development Administration’s 2018 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program competition award. The Launch Place was one of 40 entrepreneurship-focused organizations spann...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 6, 2019

City Council will meet in special work session

City Council will meet Wednesday, March 13, in a special work session to discuss designation of a land bank entity, which will address blighted conditions in the city. The session begins at 5:30 p.m. in the fourth-floor conference room at the Municipal Bu...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 5, 2019

City Council clears way for community center

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City Council voted tonight to grant a special use permit for the Danville Housing and Redevelopment Authority to construct and operate a community building at 524 Chatham Ave.

The facility would include a commercial kitchen, computer lab, and exercise room...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Special election to be held for School Board seat

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A special election will be held on Nov. 5 to fill the unexpired term of Ed Polhamus on the Danville School Board through June 30, 2020.

Danville Circuit Court issued a writ of special election after a petition was filed on Oct. 24. The seat became vacant u...

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Writ of special election.... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 5, 2019

State Board of Elections issues primary notice

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The Virginia State Board of Elections has issued an official notice that the Republican Party has called for a primary election to be held on Tuesday, June 11, to nominate a candidate for Virginia Senate District 15, Virginia Senate District 20 and Virgin...

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Primary notice.... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Historical marker unveiled for First State Bank

Mayor Alonzo Jones poses for photo following First State Bank historical highway marker dedication.

State and local officials gathered Thursday afternoon at a ceremony to unveil and dedicate a new state historical highway marker in honor of First State Bank, which for 98 years was one of the few banks in Virginia owned by African Americans.

The marker, i...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Danville launches a new mass notification system

The City of Danville has launched CivicReady, which is an enhanced emergency preparedness and mass notification system that will send immediate alerts to citizens who join the system.

Upon joining, citizens can choose to receive their alerts by email, text...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 26, 2019

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

City Council will meet Tuesday, March 5, 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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Agendas.... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Police Department holds 13th community walk

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Danville Police officers walked door-to-door Monday along Main Street to reach out to businesses. The walk was the second of the year and the department’s 13th since these events began.

They talked with business owners, employees, and customers a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 25, 2019

General Assembly passes casino legislation

The Virginia General Assembly passed on Saturday night compromise casino legislation that would that would enable and require a local referendum on casino gaming in Danville but not before completion of a study on casino gaming by the Joint Legislative Au...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Four solar farm acres given to county schools

In association with its TPE Kentuck Solar property and related 6MW Kentuck Solar Project in the Dan River neighborhood of Pittsylvania County, TurningPoint Energy Land Holdings (TPELH), the owner of the real property and WGL Energy Systems (WGL Energy), a...

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