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    City delays boathouse season opening at park

    (Posted Friday, May 26) Due to current river conditions, the Abreu-Grogan Boat House will not open for the season this weekend. Regular hours will begin on Saturday, June 3, pending river conditions. A boat demo day also will be June 3. Read on...
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    What is there to do this summer? Here is a list!

    (Posted Friday, May 26) School is out and Danville Parks and Recreation has your summer planned, with nine concerts and activities ranging from the annual Children's Festival to fireworks, a midnight marathon race, summer camps and more! Read on...
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    Danville Utilities receives national recognition

    (Posted Thursday, May 25) Danville Utilities has once again earned the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation from the American Public Power Association for providing customers with reliable and safe electric service. Read on...
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    Council finds consensus on closing budget gap

    (Posted Wednesday, May 24) City Council reached a consensus Tuesday night on how to balance the proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The measures include, for example, an increase in the attrition rate and a delay in equipment purchases. Read on...
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    City closes Riverwalk Trail section near Anglers Park

    (Posted Tuesday, May 23) A section of Riverwalk Trail upriver from Anglers Park is closed due to the collapse of a culvert. In addition, flooding is expected in low lying trail sections because of heavy rainfall received overnight and today. Read on...
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    City offices will be closed on Memorial Day

    (Posted Tuesday, May 23) The Municipal Building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day. The public library and courthouse also will be closed. Danville Transit will not operate. Read on...
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    Police warn of traffic congestion at graduations

    (Posted Tuesday, May 23) With Pittsylvania County Schools graduation ceremonies set for Friday evening and Saturday at Averett University’s north campus, the Danville Police Department reminds motorists to expect heavy traffic in the area. Read on...
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    City Council will discuss budget tonight

    (Posted Tuesday, May 23) City Council will meet tonight in a special work session to discuss options for balancing the proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The session will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council conference room. Read on...
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    Danville named Playful City for 10th year

    (Posted Thursday, May 18) Danville again has been named Playful City USA, a designation it has held since 2007. Danville is now the longest running honoree in Virginia and one of only 258 communities recognized across the nation. Read on...
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    City Council OKs school budget, three tax hikes

    (Posted Wednesday, May 17) City Council voted last night to adopt a school budget that increased local funding for school operations by 8.42 percent. Council also approved higher tax rates for real estate, personal property and lodging. Read on...
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    Riverwalk Trail section still closed for repairs

    (Posted Wednesday, May 17) The Riverwalk Trail boardwalk behind Holiday Inn Express will remain closed until further notice. Repairs are taking longer than expected. Trail users should plan accordingly by accessing the trail at other points. Read on...
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    Danville will host region baseball tournament

    (Posted Tuesday, May 16) Parks and Recreation, Averett University and the Danville Braves will host the NCAA Division III South Region Baseball Tournament. The six-team tournament will start at 11 a.m. Thursday at Legion Field. Read on...
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    ‘Make Danville Shine Month’ at halfway point

    (Posted Tuesday, May 16) “Make Danville Shine Month” has reached the halfway point for citizens to clean-up and fix-up their property. City crews are picking up oversized piles of separated yard waste and household debris placed at curbside. Read on...
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    Adkins, Brothers Osborne highlight concert series

    (Posted Thursday, May 11) National recording artists Trace Adkins and Brothers Osborne have joined the lineup for the Danville Harvest Jubilee’s summer concert series. Brothers Osborne will perform on Aug. 12. Adkins will perform on Oct. 13. Read on...
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    City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

    (Posted Wednesday, May 10) City Council will meet Tuesday, May 16, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public. River City TV airs live the business session. Read on...
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    Danville Utilities plans customer survey next week

    (Posted Wednesday, May 10) Beginning next week, Danville Utilities customers will be asked to participate in a telephone survey about their services. The Center for Research and Public Policy will conduct the survey from May 15 to May 26. Read on...
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    Lineup set for Music on Main concert series

    (Posted Tuesday, May 9) Music on Main concert series returns to Main Street Plaza, located at 111 Main St., beginning Thursday, June 8, and then continuing through the summer with two shows a month. All shows in the series are free. Read on...
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    Planning, zoning office to be closed on Friday

    (Posted Monday, May 8) The Planning and Zoning office will be closed to the public on Friday, May 12, to allow staff to attend training sessions. All other Community Development Department offices, including building inspections, will be open. Read on...
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    City will close Riverwalk Trail section for repairs

    (Posted Monday, May 8 ) The Riverwalk Trail boardwalk located behind Holiday Inn Express will be closed for repairs from Monday, May 15, through Thursday, May 18. Trail users should plan accordingly by accessing the trail at other points. Read on...
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    Farmers’ Market now open through October

    (Posted Monday, May 8) A long-standing tradition, the Danville Farmers’ Market is now open for the season, with more than 50 vendors selling goods each Saturday through October at the Community Market on Craghead Street. Read on...
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    City to close Union Street bridge for two days

    (Posted Thursday, May 4) On Monday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 9, the City of Danville will close Union Street bridge to allow for milling and paving of Union Street Bridge Road from Memorial Drive to Riverside Drive, weather permitting. Read on...
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    Mayor declares May as ‘Make Danville Shine Month’

    (Posted Wednesday, May 3) Mayor John Gilstrap has declared the month of May as “Make Danville Shine Month.” This year's clean-up and fix-up campaign kicks off Saturday morning, May 6, with a home improvement expo at the Community Market. Read on...
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    City Council holds public hearings on the budget

    (Posted Wednesday, March 3) City Council on Tuesday night held public hearings on the proposed school budget for the next fiscal year and higher tax rates advertised for real estate, personal property, meals, lodging and aircraft. Read on...
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    Perry joins economic development office

    (Posted Wednesday, May 3) Kelvin G. Perry has joined the Danville Office of Economic Development as project manager. He will work to recruit and retain businesses in the River District and help manage grant and loan programs. Read on...
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    Rail crossing work begins Tuesday in the city

    (Posted Monday, May 1) Norfolk Southern will perform maintenance work on railroad crossings in the city over the next two weeks. The work begins Tuesday with the first crossing at Clearview Drive. Detours will be in place. Read on...
  26. Mayor John Gilstrap speaks at Kyocera ceremony

    Kyocera SGS breaks ground on facility in Cyber Park

    (Posted Monday, May 1) Kyocera SGS leaders joined with state and local officials Monday in a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a facility in The Cyber Park to research, develop and manufacture solid carbide rotary cutting tools. Read on...
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    FY 2018 Introductory Budget
    This budget supports continued efforts to reclaim Danville’s status as a place of economic opportunity and an attractive, safe, desirable place in which to live. The Introductory FY 2018 Budget includes resources to continue to provide basic municipal services and also make additional investments in the focus areas identified by City Council: reduce crime, improve education, and grow Danville. 
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    Clean Up, Paint Up, Fix Up!
    Start making your spring cleaning plans because next month is Make Danville Shine month! To help our residents better beautify their homes and neighborhoods, we are offering extra refuse collection options including as allowing over-sized yardwaste and debris piles on your collection day, roll-off container rentals, and free tire collection during the month of May. 
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    Danville Utilities Customer Portal
    The City of Danville has launched a new utility customer web portal with an interactive map that provides real-time information about power outages. This portal allows customers to not only search for or report power outages online, but also to track their utility consumption, view their bills and make payments.
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