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Posted on: March 22, 2019

River District to see new entertainment options

Christie Wall today announced that two new entertainment concepts will be locating to the River District. Grizzly’s Axe Throwing and River City Escapes will be opening at 680 Lynn Street. Axe throwing is a sport that is quickly gaining in popula...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 22, 2019

City Council to receive budget proposal Thursday

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

City Council will meet on Thursday, March 28, for a special budget work session, during which City Manager Ken Larking will submit his proposed budget for the next fiscal year.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the fourth-floor conference room of the ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Mayor recognizes youth soccer player, GW teams

Group photo - Stephens, GW teams recognized

Mayor Alonzo Jones, on behalf of City Council, recognized on Tuesday night three George Washington High School athletic squads and a youth soccer player chosen to attend an elite camp in London.

The squads recognized were the George Washington High Boys Ba...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2019

City Council designates official land bank entity

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

City Council voted Tuesday night to designate the Danville Neighborhood Development Corp. as the official land bank entity for Danville.

Land banks are governmental entities or nonprofit corporations that are focused on the conversion of vacant, abandoned,...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Registration to open for kids to fly free at airport

Flyer for Airport Open House

Registration opens Saturday, March 23, for the free airplane rides that will be provided for children ages 8 to 17 during an Airport Open House and Young Eagles Rally scheduled for this summer at Danville Regional Airport.

The event will be held on Saturda...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Cabin Fever Music Series concludes Saturday

Cabin Fever Music Series logo

Danville Harvest Jubilee’s Cabin Fever Music Series will resume Saturday, Feb. 9, with Matt Boswell and Danville Harvest Jubilee’s Cabin Fever Music Series concludes on Saturday, March 3, with the Wilmington-N.C.-based band Jim Quick &...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
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

Photo of Council Chambers

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

GW post-game celebration

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

The Launch Place logo

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

Photo of Council Chambers

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

Vote graphic

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