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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Library to begin ‘Supplies for Fines’ campaign

Exterior photo of main branch of the Danville Public Library

Pay it forward this school year and clear your library fines by participating in the Danville Public Library's "Supplies for Fines" program. For every new, unopened donation brought into the Danville Public Library, the library will waive $2 fro...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Police Department will hold community event

Danville Family YMCA exterior photo

The Police Department will hold its next community engagement day on Friday, July 20, at the Danville Family YMCA. The event will feature games and swimming (up to 35 swimmers). Lunch will be provided by First Taste Chinese Restaurant.

Activities will begi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 18, 2018

City Council receives five-year financial report

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

City Council on Tuesday night received a five-year financial report that showed Danville faces a structural budget deficit that will leave a projected cumulative deficit of $22.3 million.

If the structural deficit, which is based on current spending and re...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 18, 2018

City Council OKs new limits on tethering pets

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council voted Tuesday evening to adopt changes to the City Code that provide for additional restrictions on tethering pets and steeper penalties for pet-owners.

The restrictions include a prohibition on tethering pets outside in temperatures greater t...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 13, 2018

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, July 17, in a business session and two work sessions. All three sessions are open to the public.

Council's meeting will begin with a special work session at 5:30 p.m. to hear a presentation on a multi-year financial forecast...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 12, 2018

40 graduate from first Youth Police Academy

Police Chief Scott Booth and graduating student Anita White

A special class of students – 40 youths ranging in age from 10 to 16 – graduated today from a one-of-a-kind academy – the Danville Youth Police Academy.

The graduation ceremony held at Langston Focus School for this class was the culmination of a three-wee...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Danville Transit service back on Patton Street

Danville Transit buses

Danville Transit today resumed fixed route bus service along Patton Street, which reopened Tuesday to through traffic.

Certain bus routes had been detoured and a temporary bus stop at South Ridge and Patton streets established during the Patton Street stor...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Police Department will hold community event

Police community engagement day poster

The Police Department will hold its next community engagement day on Friday, July 13, at the Danville Boys and Girls Club on Foster Street. The event will feature a Hawaiian party theme, with games, music, prizes and food.

Activities will begin at 2 p.m.

Th...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 9, 2018

Tickets on sale for concert featuring Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt

Tickets go on sale today for Danville Harvest Jubilee’s final show in the Summer Concert Series featuring recording artist Travis Tritt. He will perform live at the Carrington Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Needing little introduction, Travis Tr...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 9, 2018

Free, outdoor concert will feature jazz music

Music on Main Logo

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will continue in the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, with the jazz sound of Small Town Orchestra.

Sponsored by Cardiology Consultants of Danville, the concert is free and will b...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Patton Street project coming to a close

Road work sign

The Patton Street storm water drainage project is coming to a close, with paving scheduled on Monday, July 9, for Patton Street and milled portions of South Union, Market and Lynn streets.

Patton and South Union streets currently remained closed, but will ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Library modifies hours at main building

Exterior photo of main branch of the Danville Public Library

The Danville Public Library will modify the Saturday and Wednesday service hours at its main building on Patton Street. The new hours begin Saturday, July 7.

Saturday’s service hours are being shifted an hour in order to meet the growing demand t...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Next regular City Council meeting will be Thursday

Photo of Council Chambers

The next meeting of City Council will be held on Thursday, July 5, instead of the first Tuesday of the month as normal. The change in dates is due to the holiday schedule.

Council will meet in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 2, 2018

City Council picks Jones to serve as mayor

Mayor Alonzo Jones, right, and Vice Mayor Lee Vogler, left.

City Council on Monday elected Councilman Alonzo Jones as mayor and Councilman Lee Vogler as vice mayor. They will serve as mayor and vice mayor for the next two years.

Jones takes over as mayor for Councilman John Gilstrap, who had served as mayor for two...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Riverside Drive rebuild to begin after holiday

Traffic alert sign

Reconstruction of two eastbound lanes of Riverside Drive from the bridge over Sandy Creek to Audubon Drive will begin this week following the July Fourth holiday.

The project is expected to take 90 days to complete, weather permitting. During this time, ea...

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Map of work area.... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Danville Utilities receives peak power alert

Danville Utilities sign on building

Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, July 2, and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, because of a peak alert issued by its wholesale power supplier.

A peak alert means that condi...

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

City government offices closed on July Fourth

USA flag

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. In addition, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

Danvill...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Police Department kicks off youth academy

Police chief speaks to kids during first day of academy

The Police Department today kicked off its inaugural Youth Engagement Academy at Langston Focus School. Forty children, ages 10 to 16, are participating. The three-week academy will provide an opportunity for positive engagement between the children and p...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements