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Posted on: October 16, 2020

City shares COVID-19 safety guidance for Halloween

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The City of Danville urges residents to start planning now on ways to protect themselves and others this Halloween in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has designated both trick-or-treating to a large number ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 15, 2020

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in a business session. No work session is scheduled. The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be aired by River City TV.

The session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Munic...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

Danville Utilities is again warning its customers about a payment scam involving a threat to disconnect service within 30 minutes if payment of their utility bill is not made immediately.

The scammers are using a local phone number that is spoofed as Danvi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Town halls on use of casino revenue set to begin

The first of three virtual town halls on the use of potential casino-related revenues will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The City of Danville is hosting the town halls to receive citizen feedback on investment priorities should...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Council OKs agreements for new police station

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to approve a lease agreement and a purchase and sale agreement for a new police station.

 

The project will be a combination of new construction and historic restoration of the former Dan River Mills executiv...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 6, 2020

City government offices closed on Columbus Day

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The Municipal Building and all other city government offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12, for Columbus Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

 

However, Danville Transit will operate,...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Three ways to vote in Nov. 3 General Election

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The general registrar for the city of Danville is reminding voters that there are three ways to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election and Danville's special elections.

 

Voters in Danville will cast ballots in elections for president, the U....

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2020

City collecting loose leaves from neighborhoods

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

 

Loose leaves are collected on the same day as...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Caesars Virginia schedules employment webinar

Caesars Entertainment, in partnership with Averett University and Danville Community College, is offering a virtual employment webinar from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The event is open to the public.

 

Hosted by Averett University a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 1, 2020

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 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 meeti...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

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Danville Utilities is again warning its customers about a payment scam involving a threat to disconnect service within 30 minutes if payment of their utility bill is not made immediately.

The scammers are using a local phone number that is spoofed as Danvi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Appalachian League to switch to wood-bat play

Major League Baseball and USA Baseball jointly announced today a new format for the Appalachian League, which will feature the nation’s top rising college freshmen and sophomores in wood-bat play each summer.  

Bill Sgrinia, director of parks and ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Health District to offer free COVID-19 testing

The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing on Friday, Oct. 2, at the Danville Health Department at 326 Taylor Drive in Danville from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or until supplies run out. The event o...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Police welcome aboard two new chaplains

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The Danville Police Department has sworn in Ernest Coppage and Scott Spalding to its Chaplain Unit. 

Coppage and Spalding join Senior Chaplain G.H. Vaughan. Danville Police Department chaplains serve on a volunteer basis and their mission is to pr...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 28, 2020

City to host meetings on use of casino revenue

The City of Danville will host three virtual town halls in October to receive citizen feedback on potential investment priorities from casino-related revenues should the referendum pass on Nov. 3.

 

The tentative dates and times for these meetings ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Rotary clubs to create park along Riverwalk Trail

Water stop area along the Riverwalk Trail where the Rotary Park improvements will be made.

Danville Riverview, Danville, and Danville After Hours Rotary Clubs recently announced a collaborative service project to create and install a small Rotary Park along the Riverwalk Trail, marking a $10,000 investment to the trail that will include a $4,00...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Schools to host meetings on return to classroom

Danville Public Schools news release

 

Danville Public Schools will host meetings with parents, guardians and students to discuss the potential return to the classroom date for those students who selected face-to-face instruction. 

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Equal payment plan could help utilities customers

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Danville Utilities reminds customers that an equal payment plan is available to assist them if their service has been disconnected for non-payment or if facing disconnection.

Carol Henley, service and billing customer account manager for the Division of Cu...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 16, 2020

City Council votes to authorize bond financing

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to authorize bond financing for $5.8 million in electric projects and nearly $7 million for various general governmental projects.

The electric system projects include $4 million for substation rebuilds and $1.8 mill...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 16, 2020

The Launch Place invests in KinergyCare

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News release by The Launch Place

The Launch Place, a venture development organization with offices in Danville, VA, and Research Triangle Park, NC, has invested $75,000 from their Pre-Seed Fund II in Virginia-based KinergyCare.

KinergyCare provides a low co...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Health District to offer free COVID-19 testing

The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing on Friday, September 18 at the Pittsylvania County Health Department at 200 H. G McGhee Drive in Chatham from 9 a.m. to noon or until as long as supplies l...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 3, 2020

City, Caesars sign resort casino agreement

(Left to right) Neal Morris, Tom Reeg and Ken Larking sign resort casino agreement on Thursday.

Danville city and Caesars Entertainment officials on Thursday signed the development agreement for a resort casino at the former Dan River Mills industrial complex in Schoolfield.

The agreement is a legally binding document that outlines what the resort ca...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Police awarded grant for domestic violence response

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The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has awarded the Danville Police Department a $91,550 grant from the Community Policing Development Microgrants Program.

The COPS Office directed funds to agencies for the implementation of in...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2020

New substance abuse recovery program begins

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The Danville Police Department is collaborating with Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services for a newly implemented Community Opioid Response and Engagement (CORE) Program. This program is an addition to the partnerships growing from the Danville Opioid...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Danville named a 2020 All-America City

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Danville was awarded Wednesday night the prestigious 2020 All-America City designation by the National Civic League. The city is one of only 10 communities nationwide to receive this designation, which is awarded annually to recognize communities that are...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Governor issues Phase Three reopening details

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Virginia isn’t ready to enter Phase Three of the state’s reopening plan yet, Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday, but when it happens, it will bring some big changes back to public life — like allowing social gatherings of up to 250 people.

Phase Three of the...

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Phase Three guidelines for specific sectors... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements