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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Light show named one of region’s top events

Community holiday light show logo

Southeast Tourism Society (STS) has named the Danville Community Holiday Light Show one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for December 2020. This year’s Community Holiday Light Show is December 9-23, 2021.

The STS Top 20 Festival and Even...

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

Governor partly rolls back Virginia mask mandate

News release from the Office of the Governor

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today amended Executive Order Seventy-Two to adopt new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on mask use in outdoor settings. The CDC guidelines state...

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

AeroFarms breaks ground on indoor vertical farm

RINGGOLD, VIRGINIA – Elected officials from Pittsylvania County and the City of Danville, along with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Virginia Secretary of Agriculture Bettina Ring and other state and community leaders, joined AeroFarms repre...

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

Danville Farmers’ Market will open Saturday

Farmers market logo

A long-standing tradition, the Danville Farmers’ Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 1, with vendors selling goods each Saturday through October at the Community Market on Craghead Street.

The market’s hours are 7:30 a.m. t...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Annual cleanup campaign ready to kick off

Make Danville Shine logo

The annual Make Danville Shine community cleanup campaign will kick off on Saturday, May 1, with the return of the home expo from 8 a.m. to noon at the Community Market, which is at 629 Craghead St.

The event will be held outdoors because of the coronaviru...

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

Council OKs utility rate adjustments

The City Council earlier this week voted to authorize rate modifications to utility services, effective July 1. The average residential customer will see lower monthly utility bills because of these rate adjustments.

For example, the average City customer ...

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

Main Street parking changes begin May 3

Starting May 3, the City of Danville will implement parking changes along Main Street in the River District to provide downtown shoppers with quick and easy access to local businesses.  

The changes include a shift to one-hour parking from 7:30 a....

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 22, 2021

State to expand capacity, social gathering limits

News release from the Office of the Governor

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that sports and entertainment venues in Virginia may begin to operate with expanded capacity, and social gathering limits will increase beginning Saturday, May 15th. The an...

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

Agency offers training on surviving active attacks

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is offering free online training to citizens about how to respond during an active attack situation.  

The training “provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an ac...

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

Public input sought for Piney Forest Road study

Piney Forest Road Public Meeting

The Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a virtual informational meeting on a planning study for the Piney Forest Road corridor on Tuesday, April 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

The study area extends from Holt Garrison Parkway (vici...

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

Police Department welcomes six new officers

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Six new officers joined the ranks of the Danville Police Department. The department held a swearing-in ceremony outside at the Carrington Pavilion this morning.  

These officers complete their five months of academy training this week and graduate...

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

Union Street Bridge Road detours extended

Detour map

The detours in place for Union Street Bridge Road have been extended until Wednesday, April 14. The extension will allow crews to complete replacement of a water main.

 Detours were established earlier this week at Riverside Drive and Henry Road. ...

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

Danville Transit to help seniors get vaccinations

Effective Thursday, April 8, the Danville Transit System will pre-register and schedule free door-to-door transportation service for seniors to get COVID-19 vaccinations at the Danville Mall.

Funding for this service is provided through a grant with the So...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Sovah Health announces emergency room project

News release from Sovah Health

Sovah Health’s Danville Emergency Room (ER) has been approved for more than $12 million in renovations, all of which are intended to enhance access for patients and improve emergency care for residents across Southe...

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

Health district moves to Phase 2 vaccinations

News release by the Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District (PDHD) and Southside Health District (SSHD) will expand vaccination efforts to Phase 2. All individuals in the PDHD and SS...

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

Virginia to expand vaccine eligibility on April 18

News release from the Office of the Governor

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that all individuals in Virginia age 16 and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting on Sunday, April 18, ahead of the May 1 nationwide goal set by Presi...

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

Union Street Bridge Road detour scheduled

Detour map

Union Street Bridge Road will be closed to through traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, and continuing through 5 p.m. Friday, April 9, to allow for replacement of a water main.

Detours will be established at Riverside Drive and Henry Road, but acc...

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

Offices will be closed on Easter Monday

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, April 5, in observance of the Easter holiday. The public library will be closed and there will be no Danville Transit service. 

However, the James F...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Danville Utilities receives national recognition

Danville Utilities logo

Danville Utilities has earned a “Platinum” level designation as a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) from the American Public Power Association for providing customers with reliable and safe electric service.

The “P...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Walk-ins no longer allowed at vaccination center

News release from VDEM, VDH

(RICHMOND, VA) — Today, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that only those individuals who receive an appointment or invitation to atte...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Governor eases limits for social gatherings

News release from the Office of the Governor

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that as COVID-19 vaccinations continue to rise in Virginia, certain sports and entertainment venues may begin to operate with additional capacity and indoor and ou...

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

Festival In The Park board cancels 2021 event

The Festival in the Park Board of Directors has announced this year’s event will be canceled.   

“We are saddened by the decision to once again cancel this long-standing Danville tradition,” said Board Presid...

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

Otterbots name Relaford as team’s manager

News release from Danville Baseball

Just seven days after the Danville Otterbots brand was announced to local, national, and worldwide fanfare, the team has announced 11-year MLB veteran Desi Relaford as the club’s manager for the inaugural seaso...

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

Mayor urges citizens to sign up now for vaccine

vaccinate.virginia.gov flyer

Mayor Alonzo Jones is encouraging all citizens to sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine, saying the Community Vaccination Center in the former JCPenney space at the Danville Mall offers a prime opportunity for those eligible now.

The Pittsylvania-Danville He...

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

City completes stretching stations project on trail

Danville Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce, that in partnership with the Danville Running Club, the Danville Riverwalk Trailhead Stretching Stations Project is officially complete. The project was funded through a Make More Happen Grant by the D...

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

Health district moves to Phase 1c vaccinations

News release by the Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District and Southside Health District will now begin to vaccinate those in Phase 1c, while continuing to vaccinate in Phase 1a and...

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

City manager submits budget draft

City Manager Ken Larking on Tuesday night submitted to City Council a proposed budget that maintains basic government services and invests in eight key areas, including education, economic development and public safety.

No tax rate or fee increases are pro...

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

Otterbots unveiled as team’s new identity

News release from Danville Baseball

For the first time in almost three decades, baseball in Danville has its own unique identity: an identity formed by ideas from fans and community members, and one that represents Danville and the Southside to the fullest...

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

Airport releases new promotional video

Airport sign

The Danville Regional Airport today released a new promotional video highlighting the role the airport plays in tourism and economic development and the educational opportunities it provides.

The Danville Regional Airport Commission initiated the project a...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Community vaccination center to open Monday

A regional, state-managed COVID-19 community vaccination center that will administer up to 3,000 doses a day will open Monday, March 15, in the former JCPenney store space at the Danville Mall. The center will be open six days per week from 8:30 a.m. to 5...

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

Health district expands Phase 1b vaccinations

News release by Virginia Department of Health

Starting today, more Phase 1b individuals in the Pittsylvania-Danville and Southside health districts are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Anyone eligible in Phase 1b, to include additional frontline esse...

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

Riverside Drive water main replacement begins

Road work sign

Construction on Riverside Drive from Audubon Drive to Arnett Boulevard is underway to replace an aging underground water main. Installation of the pipe will require excavation in the street and the public right of way. Lane closures may be necessary.

Crews...

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