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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Free outdoor movie series continues Friday

Danville Parks and Recreation’s “Movies at the Crossing” series continues on Friday, May 20, at the Carrington Pavilion with the movie “Trolls World Tour” played on the big screen. Admission is free.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Six businesses named Dream Launch winners

News release by the River District Association

The River District Association (RDA) has awarded six new businesses more than $140K in RDA Dream Launch Grants to open or expand their brick-and-mortar businesses in the River District, and an additional $17,5...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Danville Transit seeks public feedback

Danville Transit is seeking opinions regarding public transportation in the region. The survey will help Danville Transit learn which public transportation priorities are most important for area residents.

Every six years, Virginia transit systems complete...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 12, 2022

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, May 17, 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.

Both sessions ar...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Festival In The Park returns this weekend

For the first time since 2019, Danville will celebrate Festival in the Park—the three-day event that celebrates and encourages the practice of the arts and togetherness of the community. Although the COVID-19 pandemic put the festivities on hold...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Registered voters in city to receive notices by mail

The Danville Registrar’s Office will mail notices to registered voters in the city that will provide information on the changes in legislative districts because of redistricting.

For Danville, the state House of Delegates’ district numb...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 10, 2022

City, museum receive tourism marketing grants

The City of Danville’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism and the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History have received grants from the Virginia Tourism Corporation for tourism marketing.

The grants are part of the more than $2.7 milli...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 9, 2022

VIR race events to draw thousands to area

News release by Virginia International Raceway

Alton, Va. – May 5, 2022 – VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) is kicking off its season of major spectator events in May, marking the beginning of what promises to be a busy tour...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Summer camps open for registration

Danville Parks and Recreation is offering summer camps for ages 5 and up throughout the months of June, July, and August! Summer camps are supplemented with enriching and educational themes and activities that not only stimulates minds, but keeps campers ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Make Danville Shine home expo set Saturday

Make Danville Shine logo

The annual Make Danville Shine Home Expo will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Community Market, which is at 629 Craghead St.

Home repair and maintenance experts will be there to share information and give away discounts and freebies....

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Old West End brings QR codes to the streets

Marker with QR code on Pine Street property

The historic Old West End neighborhood has something new to call attention to the collection of elegant homes and properties that line Main Street and adjacent side streets: markers with QR codes.

Mixing technology with tradition, 56 markers have been inst...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Danville Farmers’ Market will open Saturday

A long-standing tradition, the Danville Farmers’ Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 7, 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: May 4, 2022

Friday's free outdoor movie postponed

Due to the forecast of inclement weather, Parks and Recreation has postponed Friday's showing of the movie “Trolls World Tour” at the Carrington Pavilion. The movie has been rescheduled for Friday, May 20.

Trolls World Tour is a 2020 American computer-anim...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Project Imagine honors sixth class of graduates

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Five teenagers were honored on Wednesday for completing life skills training and goal-setting exercises through Project Imagine, a program that gives gang-affiliated teens a future off the streets. 

With the latest class of graduates, six classes ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Police chief receives state award for innovation

Group w Governor Wilder

On Tuesday, April 26, Police Chief Scott C. Booth was presented the 2022 Excellence in Virginia Award for Innovation in Government by the Virginia Commonwealth University L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at the Richmond Marriott.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Library hosting art league’s spring show

Ruby B. Archie Public Library sign outside building entrance

The Ruby B. Archie Public Library is hosting the Danville Art League’s 35th Annual Spring Show. This year’s exhibit is called “New Beginnings” and features 70 pieces and 26 artists.

The show will be on display until ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Guidelines issued for cleanup campaign in May

During the month of May, the Public Works Department again will waive several fees and restrictions regarding yard waste, large bulk debris, tire disposal and appliance pickups.

The wavier is in the support of the annual Make Danville Shine community clean...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Tucker named president of local institute

Telly Tucker photo

News release by the Institute of Advanced Learning and Research

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) announced today that Telly Tucker will lead the organization as its new President, effective May 31, 2022. Tucker will provide high-leve...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Caesars chooses general contractor for casino

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News release by Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment has chosen Whiting-Turner as the general contractor to build Caesars Virginia, a $500 million resort, which will include 500 hotel rooms, a state-of-the-art casino floor, Caesars Sportsbook, World...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 23, 2022

Walking trail extension at movie theater begins

Construction work is underway on the walking trail extension project in front of Danville Stadium Cinemas. This project will connect the existing trail at the bridge to the intersection of Riverside Drive and Park Avenue.

Future planning would incorporate ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 22, 2022

City Council OKs release of liens on two parcels

The City Council at its meeting on Tuesday voted to release existing liens, tax delinquency and other debt on the two blighted properties at 120 and 122 Kemper Road and 124 and 126 Kemper Road.

The move gives the owner, Danville Neighborhood Development Co...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Community mixer to address North Main area

The River District Association will soon be offering programs and support to business and property owners of the North Main Street District Commercial Corridor, and invites the community to a casual meet-and-greet event Monday, April 25, 6-7:30 p.m. at th...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 20, 2022

University opens satellite training academy site

News release by Averett University

Averett University today announced its partnership with the Martinsville-based Piedmont Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy (PRCJTA) to serve as the academy’s only higher education satellite site in Virgi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 14, 2022

City increasing tax relief on personal use vehicles

The City of Danville will provide a bigger tax break on personal use vehicles this year because owners are facing a huge increase in their valuations.

The tax relief rate for 2022 will increase from 35 percent of the assessed value to 65 percent.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Procurement fair set for SWaM businesses

Black BRAND Dan River Region will hold a spring procurement fair that will provide an opportunity for small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses to meet with government and private sector buyers of supplies and services.

The event, SWaM Strong, will...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Holiday schedule for offices, services

Easter bunny

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, April 18, in observance of the Easter holiday. The public library will be closed and there will be no Danville Transit service. 

However, the James ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Cabin Fever Music Series concludes Saturday

Cabin Fever Music Series logo

Danville Harvest Jubilee’s annual Cabin Fever Music Series concludes on Saturday, April 16, with the fourth and final concert of the series taking place at the Community Market.

The Stallions, a classic country band, will perform.

The event opens ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Parks and Recreation offers tree adoptions

Danville Parks and Recreation is partnering with Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) to start a tree adoption program in the neighborhood park system. Residents are invited to take an active role in making park improvements by planting and caring for young...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Kyocera 'signs' integrated machining grads

KYOCERA SGS Tech Hub has hired three student interns who recently graduated from the Integrated Machining Technology (IMT) third-year capstone program, instructed by Danville Community College (DCC) and housed and financed by the Institute for Advanced Le...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 7, 2022

DCC, Tyson Foods team up for job training

News release by DCC

Danville Community College (DCC), in partnership with Tyson Foods, is offering a new Maintenance Technology training program to help students find highly skilled work at Tyson’s new fully cooked poultry facility in Danville, V...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Council creates ‘outdoor refreshment area’

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to designate a portion of the River District as an “outdoor refreshment area.” The designation will allow limited public possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Even though the proposal...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Police Department earns CALEA accreditation

CALEA Award Photo 4-2-22 Orlando Florida

The Danville Police Department was awarded with accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc (CALEA) on Saturday night, April 2, 2022, in Orlando, Florida.  

The process of review for accreditation through C...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 30, 2022

City launches new online permit portal

The City of Danville today announced the launch of a new online portal that will allow citizens to apply for permits and manage permits electronically instead of making an office visit.

The portal provides real-time updates, faster processing, quicker turn...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 24, 2022

U.S. Attorney’s Office, Project Imagine to team up

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia is partnering with Danville’s Project Imagine, a life skills instruction and work-readiness program that provides at-risk and gang-affiliated individuals with edu...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Ground broken for GW, Langston projects

Since the one percent sales tax referendum for school construction projects and the accompanying bond referendum both passed in November, Danville Public Schools (DPS) has been working on the next phases of the capital improvement projects. In the past we...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Camera provides view of casino construction

The City of Danville has installed a camera at the Caesars Virginia site to provide a livestream of the casino resort construction activity. The camera pans across the site 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To watch the livestream, click on this link: htt...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Local election officials receive primary notice

Local election officials have been given notice to prepare to hold a primary on June 21 for the Democratic Party to choose a candidate for the 5th District U.S. House of Representatives. 

Should only one candidate qualify for the primary ballot in...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements