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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Danville celebrates National Library Card Sign Up 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 Carte...

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News Flash

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.

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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
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Danville Utilities substation upgrades continue

Upgrades to various substations in the Danville Utilities service territory are continuing. 

Today, a new transformer was delivered to the Kentuck substation. The installation will be complete in four to six weeks, and when finished, it will provi...

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

Riverside Drive bridge repairs begin

A contract crew began repairs today on the bridge that carries eastbound traffic on Riverside Drive over the Sandy River next to Dairy Queen.

The project includes structural work to restore structural capacity for legal loads as well as other needed mainte...

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

Electric customers asked to conserve this week

Danville Utilities is asking customers to curtail energy usage on Tuesday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nothing is wrong with the electric grid and plenty of power will be available, but reducing the demand for electricity during these peak hours...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Gang prevention efforts gain national recognition

The City of Danville’s community policing and intervention strategies for tackling gang violence were recognized earlier this month with a “Spirit” award at the annual International Gang Specialist Training Conference in Chic...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Riverside Drive lane closures scheduled

Weather permitting, the left two lanes of eastbound Riverside Drive from Camelot Court to the Pepsi plant will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 23, for reconstruction of the street section.

All traffic will be channeled into the right lane. All left-turn a...

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

Danville Storywalk Trail officially opens

The Danville Public Library and Smart Beginnings Danville Pittsylvania County today officially opened the Danville Storywalk Trail, which has been installed on the section of the Riverwalk Trail between American Legion Post 325 Field and the Dan River als...

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

City Council moves ahead on Anglers Park expansion

The City Council voted Tuesday night to accept a state grant of $200,000 for the purchase of 53.45 acres of property to expand Anglers Park.

In addition to the acquisition, the grant from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation calls for a trail head to connect t...

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

City Council pleads for citizens to get vaccine

Mayor Alonzo Jones and other members of Danville City Council pleaded Tuesday night for citizens to get inoculated against COVID-19 amid a surge in cases.

“I don’t understand why it is such a battle for people wanting to take care of th...

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

Airport to hold open house, youth rally

On Saturday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., an Airport Open House and Young Eagles Rally will be held at the Danville Regional Airport. Pilots from Virginia and North Carolina will complete free plane rides for children ages 8 to 17, who have preregi...

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

Health District will hold vaccine clinic on Aug. 21

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District and Averett University, with the support of local COVID-19 response partners, will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Sa...

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

Riverside Drive lane closure scheduled

Weather permitting, the eastbound right turning lane of Riverside Drive from Camelot Court to Arnett Boulevard will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 16, to install a water pipe and sawcut the lane edge. Entrances to businesses will remain accessible.

The l...

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

Electric customers asked to conserve Thursday

Danville Utilities logo

Danville Utilities is asking customers to curtail energy usage on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plenty of power will be available, but reducing the demand for electricity during these hours could save on future power supply costs.

Here’s what cu...

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

Caesars seeks public input on casino design

Caesars Entertainment will hold a public input meeting on the design of its planned casino resort at the former Dan River Mills industrial complex at 1100 West Main St. in the Schoolfield area.

The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, inside...

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

Annual sales tax holiday is this weekend

Virginia’s annual sales tax holiday is this weekend. Stock up on qualifying school supplies, clothing, hurricane and emergency preparedness supplies, and certain ENERGY STAR™ and WaterSense™ products without paying s...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Regional task force begins restaurant survey

The SoVa Task Force is launching a survey today to assess the ongoing economic impact of COVID-19 on restaurants in the region.

Restaurants can access the survey at this link. The survey also will be posted on the social media sites of the City of Danville...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 3, 2021

City receives award for financial reporting excellence

For the 35th consecutive year, the City of Danville’s Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

The C...

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

Yancey House, Grasty Library marker unveiled

Members of the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority pose under the marker.

State and local officials gathered Friday morning at a ceremony to unveil and dedicate a state historical highway marker in honor of the Mary B. Yancey House and the Grasty Library.

The Yancey House once was as a lodging place for African Americans during ...

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

Library to begin “Supplies for Fines’ campaign

Danville Public Library is again hosting the annual Supplies for Fines program, encouraging patrons to donate school supplies in exchange for fine reductions.

Between August 2 and September 4, patrons may donate unopened school supplies. For each donation,...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements