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    City asks power customers to conserve this afternoon

    (Posted Monday, June 27) Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak power alert from its wholesale power supplier due to expected hot and humid conditions. Read on...
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    City slates Lynn Street milling for Monday

    (Posted Saturday, June 25) Alternating lanes will be in place Monday, June 27, on Lynn Street from Newton to Shelton streets to allow for milling of the pavement. The work is scheduled for one day, weather permitting. Read on...
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    Cleanup campaign leads to spike in debris collection

    (Posted Friday, June 24) Danville Public Works and Ikea/Republic Services crews teamed to collect 276 tons of mixed debris during the fourth annual “Make Danville Shine” campaign. That amount was a 42 percent increase from a year ago. Read on...
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    'The Wizard of Oz' reset for tonight at Home sign

    (Posted Friday, June 24) Parks and Recreation has rescheduled the movie “The Wizard of Oz” for tonight, June 24, at 9 p.m. at the Home sign downtown on Main Street. The event was scheduled last night but canceled due to storms. The movie is free. Read on...
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    Boathouse at Abreu-Grogan Park open on Saturdays

    (Posted Wednesday, June 22) Parks and Recreation will open its boathouse at Abreu-Grogan Park on Saturdays through Sept. 3. Boaters can rent a kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard on site every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read on...
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    Council tables action on removal of Long Mill Dam

    (Posted Tuesday, June 21) City Council voted Tuesday night to table a resolution authorizing the removal of the Long Mill Dam, which is the low-head dam located on the Dan River adjacent the Danville Family YMCA. Read on...
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    City will close portions of Lynn, Deboe streets

    (Posted Tuesday, June 21) Beginning Wednesday, the City of Danville will close portions of Lynn and Deboe streets to allow for excavation of manholes and installation of electric distribution vaults. The work is scheduled for two days. Read on...
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    Free, outdoor movie series continues Thursday

    (Posted Tuesday, June 21) Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series will continue at 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, at the HOME sign downtown, with the musical classic “The Wizard of Oz.” The movie is free and will play on a 20-foot screen. Read on...
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    Virginia Supreme Court rejects Confederate flag appeal

    (Posted Monday, June 20) The Virginia Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will not hear an appeal of a local judge’s decision upholding the City of Danville’s removal of a Confederate flag from a monument outside the Sutherlin Mansion. Read on...
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    May cleanup campaign nets 276 tons of debris

    (Posted Friday, June 17) Danville Public Works Department and Ikea/Republic Services crews collected an extra 276 tons of mixed debris during the fourth annual “Make Danville Shine” campaign, a month-long effort held in May. Read on...
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    City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

    (Posted Thursday, June 16) City Council will meet Tuesday, June 21, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. View the agendas at www.danvilleva.gov. Both sessions are open to the public. River City TV airs live the business session. Read on...
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    Chef at the Market set for Saturday morning

    (Posted Thursday, June 16) The Chef at the Market series resumes on Saturday, June 18, with Gingy Blakely, a certified holistic health coach and Pilates/yoga instructor who specializes in creating meals with raw foods. The event begins at 8 a.m. Read on...
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    RIFA approves property sale for large project

    (Posted Tuesday, June 14) The Danville-Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facility Authority has agreed to the sale of a 300-acre tract of land in the Berry Hill Industrial Park to a company planning to invest in excess of $250 million. Read on...
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    Entertainment, fireworks set for Fourth Celebration

    (Posted Monday, June 13) Danville’s annual Fourth of July Celebration will be held Monday, July 4, and will feature races, a pie baking contest, arts and crafts, a magic show, amusement rides, food concessions, free entertainment and fireworks. Read on...
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    Free concert Thursday will feature bluegrass

    (Posted Monday, June 13) Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will continue at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at the Main Street Plaza. The concert will feature the bluegrass sound of The Molly Rose Band from Cascade. Read on...
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    Council adopts budget for next fiscal year

    (Posted Tuesday, June 7) City Council voted Tuesday night to adopt a budget that maintains municipal services and programs at current levels, with no increases in real estate, meals and lodging tax rates. Read on...
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    Skate park grand opening set for June 18

    (Posted Tuesday, June 7) Parks and Recreation will host a grand opening celebration at the redesigned Philip Wyatt Memorial Skate Park on Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature skate team demonstrations. Read on...
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    City will hold ceremony for ‘Make Danville Shine’

    (Posted Tuesday, June 7) The City of Danville will hold an awards ceremony on Saturday, June 11, to honor project winners for the Make Danville Shine campaign. The ceremony will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the field behind Westmoreland Preschool. Read on...
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    Artisan Expo will present crafters at work Saturday

    (Posted Tuesday, June 7) The Artisan Expo, which features local artisans demonstrating their crafts as well as selling the goods they make, will return for its second season on Saturday, June 11, at the Community Market, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Read on...
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    Danville entrepreneurs aim to open new coffee shop

    (Posted Friday, June 3) Two Danville entrepreneurs are teaming up to open a coffee shop, café and wine bar in the former Exxon gas station at 1009 Main St., which is adjacent the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. Read on...
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    Milling, paving scheduled next week on three streets

    (Posted Friday, June 3) Street milling and paving operations will require alternating lane closures next week on Mountain View Avenue at the Averett University campus and sections of Lockett Street and westbound Riverside Drive at the city limits. Read on...
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    City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

    (Posted Thursday, June 2) City Council will meet Tuesday, June 7, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. View the agendas at www.danvilleva.gov. Both sessions are open to the public. River City TV airs live the business session. Read on...
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    Security enhancements underway at courthouse

    (Posted Wednesday, June 1) Modifications to the front entrance at the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) are underway to provide added security. Until completed, the public must use the former rear entrance and exit to the courthouse. Read on...
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    Outdoor summer concert series continues Friday

    (Posted Wednesday, June 1) Danville Harvest Jubilee will continue its River District Fridays music series on Friday, June 3, with The Pizazz Band. The series, formerly known as Fridays at the Crossing, will be in the Community Market parking lot. Read on...
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    Free, outdoor movie series will kick off on Friday

    (Posted Wednesday, June 1) Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series will get underway at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at the Community Market, with the musical drama “Footloose.” The movie is free and will play outside on a 20-foot screen. Read on...
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    Long Mill Dam Project
    The City of Danville will host an open house and public input meeting on Thursday, May 19, to address safety concerns regarding the Long Mill Dam, which is the low-head dam located adjacent the Danville Family YMCA. Public Works Department staff will provide information on the hazards of low-head dams and options for remediation. Citizens are encouraged to attend, review the information and share their opinions.

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