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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Tyson Foods breaks ground on new facility

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam joined many local and regional officials at the Cane Creek Centre in Ringgold to celebrate the groundbreaking of Tyson Foods' $300 million, 325,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which is exp...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 19, 2021

COVID-19, flu vaccine clinic set for Friday

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District (PDHD) will hold a COVID-19 and influenza (flue) vaccination clinic Friday, October 22 at the Danville Community Market ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Camilla Williams historical highway marker dedicated

State and local officials pose at Camilla Williams marker

State and local officials gathered Monday morning at a ceremony to dedicate a state historical highway marker that highlights the contributions of Camilla Williams, a Danville native and an operatic soprano who in 1946 became the first African American wo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Registration continues for kids to fly free

Additional slots are available for parents to preregister their children ages 8 to 17 for free plane rides during the upcoming Airport Open House and Young Eagles Rally at the Danville Regional Airport. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Police Department plans youth, teen center

The Police Department has unveiled plans for a new youth and teen community center located in the former Green Street police precinct.

The P.E.A.C.E. Youth and Teen Community Center will house a gaming room, mentoring and safe space for students to do home...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Funds to grow inventory of shovel-ready sites

News release from the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance

DANVILLE, VIRGINIA – October 6, 2021 – The Southern Virginia Regional Alliance (SVRA) received funding from GO Virginia through Region 3 Per Capita Funds and the Virgini...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Riverside Drive project moves to next phase

Map of phase two of Riverside Drive reconstruction project for 2021

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 12, the eastbound Riverside Drive reconstruction project will move to its second phase. Traffic patterns will change during this phase at the Arnett Boulevard, Locust Lane and Henry Road intersections.

Those changes are as follows:

  • Al...
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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 8, 2021

City Council transfers vacant schools to IDA

The City Council on Thursday night agreed to transfer control of the former W. Townes Lea and Glenwood elementary schools to the Industrial Development Authority to better market them for redevelopment.

The Industrial Development Authority is an arm of the...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Inspections office to close several hours for training

The City of Danville Inspections office will be closed to the public from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, to allow staff to attend mandatory training sessions.

The office will be open at other times Tuesd...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Treasurer’s office receives state accreditation

The Danville Treasurer’s office received its accreditation from the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia on June 22.

The Office Accreditation program is a voluntary professional certificate program overseen by the Treasurers’ A...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Seasonal loose-leaf vacuum collection underway

Public Works Department crews have started loose-leaf vacuum collection from residential neighborhoods. City residents can rake or blow leaves to the curb or property line for pickup by the vacuum machines through Jan. 31.

Loose leaves are collected on the...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Holiday schedule for offices, services

The Municipal Building and all other city government offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 11, for Columbus Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

However, Danville Transit will operate, and house...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 4, 2021

COVID-19, flu vaccine clinic set for Friday

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

(DANVILLE, Va.) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, with assistance from the Medical Reserve Corps, will hold a COVID-19 and influenza vaccinat...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Riverside, Mount Cross lanes to be closed

Map of Riverside Drive, Mount Cross Road lane closures

The outside turn lane of westbound Riverside Drive into the Danville Plaza is closed today to allow for utility work at the intersection. Starting on Tuesday, the center turn lane coming off Mount Cross Road onto Riverside Drive also will be closed, weath...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Danville Transit wins state award

The Danville Transit System has received the 2021 Outstanding Community Program Award from the Virginia Transit Association for its Reserve A Ride operations during the pandemic.  

The award was presented earlier this week at the Virginia Transit ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Former mayor, economic development titan dies

Linwood Wright, a former mayor and city councilman who played a key role in the city’s economic development revival, died Wednesday morning. He was 85.

Wright served on the City Council from 1986 to 1998 and as mayor from 1996 to 1998. He also se...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Governor breaks ground on Route 58 widening

News release from the Office of the Governor (Wednesday 9.29.21) 

MEADOWS OF DAN—Governor Ralph Northam today broke ground on a $300 million project to widen 7.4 miles of Route 58 in Patrick County over Lovers Leap Mountain. The groundbr...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 29, 2021

State agency offering aviation school programs

News release by the Virginia Department of Aviation

Richmond —The Virginia Department of Aviation is pleased to share information about programs offered to students and teachers for the 2021/22 school year. The ICON A-5 Introduction to F...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 29, 2021

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Thursday, Oct. 7, in a business session at 7 p.m. followed by a work session. Both sessions will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.

The meeting is ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 28, 2021

DCC plans vaccine clinic, information session

News release by Danville Community College

In an effort to provide important, timely information about COVID-19 to students, faculty, staff, and community members, Danville Community College (DCC), in partnership with Piedmont Access to Health Services (PA...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Westover Drive detour scheduled

Map - Westover Drive detour

Starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, Westover Drive will be closed between Riverside Drive and Riverview Drive to allow for replacement of a failed corrugated metal storm sewer. 

A detour will be set up at Riverview Drive. Access will be availa...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Panel: Region making strides despite pandemic

Panelists for State of the Region address

Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones and Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Warren told area business leaders Tuesday that the region has made great strides despite the challenges presented by the global pandemic.

The mayor and board chairman joi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Early voting starts today in Virginia

Early voting for the November elections starts today throughout Virginia. Anyone registered to vote can cast ballots in person or drop off absentee ballots at their local voter registration offices. 

Early voting requires no reason or excuse.

In Da...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Virginia rolls out digital proof for vaccinations

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

September 16, 2021

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Health today announced the addition of QR codes – a type of barcode that can be scanned with smartphones – to Virginia...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Caesars unveils casino resort renderings

Casino entry view

News release from Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment shared official renderings today for Caesars Virginia, its $500 million resort expected to break ground by the end of the year in Danville. Following incredible support by the voters of Danville...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 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 City Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building,...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Fire Department holds 9/11 commemoration

Flag placed on steel beam from the Sept. 11, 2001, collapse of the World Trade Center towers.

The Danville Fire Dept. today held a 20th anniversary commemoration for 9/11. The event was held outside the department’s Lynn Street headquarters/station, where a memorial featuring a six-foot, twisted steel I-beam from the collapse of the Worl...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Project Imagine honors third class of graduates

Graduates group photo - cropped

A ceremony was held on Wednesday for the third class of teenagers to complete the first phase of the expanded Project Imagine program. Five teenagers were in the class.

In the first phase, the teens received strength-based assessments using the Casey Life ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Governor: Kegerreis Digital Marketing coming to city

News release from the Office of the Governor

Governor Ralph Northam announced that Kegerreis Digital Marketing, an integrated marketing and analytics company, will invest $1.7 million to relocate its headquarters from Pennsylvania to the City of Danville. ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 8, 2021

City Council continues push for vaccine

City Council members on Tuesday night continued their push for citizens to get inoculated against COVID-19 amid an ongoing surge in cases.

Vice Major Dr. Gary Miller said unvaccinated citizens endanger countless others.

“Every person that doesn&am...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Traffic plan takes effect for county music festival

Pittsylvania County traffic plan for Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 8, all crossovers on U.S. 29 between Blairs Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Dry Fork Road will be closed entirely or manned by Virginia State Police. This will continue through Monday, Sept. 13.

This traffic plan will accommodat...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 2, 2021

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 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 City Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Police Department promotes four officers

08-31-2021 Promotions

Police Chief Scott Booth promoted four officers to the ranks of captain, lieutenant, sergeant and corporal in a ceremony held Tuesday in the City Council Chambers. The promotions were effective today.

The officers promoted were:

  • David Whitley to captain.
  • Sam...
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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Holiday schedule for offices, services

Exterior photo of main branch of the Danville Public Library

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed. Danville Transit will not ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Library will celebrate card signup month

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month, and the staff at Ruby B. Archie Public Library are encouraging the community to take advantage of the free benefit.

“The benefits of having a library card are endless,” said Russell Cart...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Airport sets new date for open house, youth rally

A new date has been set for the Airport Open House and Young Eagles Rally at the Danville Regional Airport. The event now will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Pilots from Virginia and North Carolina will complete free plane rides for...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements