Posted on: August 19, 2017

City welcomes Cottontail Weddings and Events

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Matthew and Shelly Switick, along with City officials, today celebrated the grand opening of the River District’s newest event venue, Cottontail Weddings and Events.

Located at 600 Craghead St., this 3,600 square-foot venue maintains historic ele...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 17, 2017

Holiday Light Show nets place among top events

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Danville Parks and Recreation’s Community Holiday Light Show was recently selected as a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event in the Southeast for the month of December 2017.

“We are proud of this designation,” said Department...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 16, 2017

City Council fast tracks substation equipment

Danville Utilities sign on building

City Council voted Tuesday night to add $5.9 million to bonds that will be issued this year for utility projects. This step will accelerate the replacement of aging equipment at the Riverside electric substation.

The Riverside substation, located ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Planning, zoning office hours limited next week

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The Planning and Zoning office will operate under limited hours from Monday, Aug. 21, through Monday, Aug. 28. The hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Planning and Zoning is one of four div...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Summer Bazaar coming to Community Market

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The Summer Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 7:30 a.m. to noon in the community room at the Community Market, which is located at 629 Craghead St. This event focuses on retail and direct sales vendors.

More than 20 vendors have signed up. The ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 11, 2017

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

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City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 15, 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 Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is lo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 7, 2017

City officials welcome River District Printing

Vice Mayor Alonzo Jones, left, River District Printing owner David Hobson, center, and Maddyzack Des

Danville city officials joined other area leaders and citizens Monday morning in welcoming River District Printing as the latest addition to the River District’s growing list of businesses.

The full service, digital printing and production compan...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Tickets available for Brothers Osborne concert

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Tickets remain available Danville Harvest Jubilee’s concert featuring Brothers Osborne, named earlier this year as the Academy of Country Music’s vocal duo of the year. The duo — brothers T.J. and John Osborne — wil...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Free concert will feature Americana, bluegrass

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Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will continue in the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, with the Americana, bluegrass and acoustic mayhem sound of the Wampler Brothers Band.

The Yorktown-based band perf...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Registrar’s Office begins move to new location

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The relocation of the Danville Registrar’s Office is underway today. The office is moving across the street to 530 Main St., commonly known as the First Citizen Bank building.

The Registrar’s Office will occupy 2,425 square feet of spac...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Detour to begin Monday in the Five Forks area

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Beginning Monday, Aug. 7, the City of Danville will close portions of Jefferson Street and Pine Street in the Five Forks area to through traffic to allow for reconstruction of a storm sewer line that will serve residents on the south side of Pine Street.

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

City Council clears way for distilleries in the city

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City Council voted tonight to clear the way to allow distilleries in the city. Distilleries will be allowed by right in certain areas, including most of the River District. In other areas, they would be allowed only if a special use permit were granted.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Memorial service set for Danville Utilities worker

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A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, for Danville Utilities employee Samuel “Sam” Thompson. He died on July 6 when he was electrocuted while working on a power line.

The service will begin at 11 a.m. at Averett University&a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Firefighters plan to ‘Fill the Fire Truck’ again

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The Danville Fire Department is teaming up with Danville Public Schools to collect school supplies for local area students in need. Donations to “Fill the Fire Truck” will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Kmart.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Mainline Trolley service begins this weekend

Mainline Trolley stop at the Danville Science Center

Danville Transit will debut its Mainline Trolley service on Friday, Aug. 4, with a trolley bus traveling along a historic route path used by trolley cars during the 19th century and linking the Old West End, River District and Neapolis.

The trolley service...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Mayor, police chief speak at National Night Out

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Mayor John Gilstrap, City Council members and City staff participated in National Night Out activities at 13 neighborhood sites across the city Tuesday evening.

The Police Department coordinates the event to build new community connections and strengthen e...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 1, 2017

City Council will meet on Thursday; agendas posted

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City Council will meet Thursday, Aug. 3, 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 Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is lo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Panel: Regional efforts fuel optimistic outlook

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Mayor John Gilstrap and City Manager Ken Larking told area business leaders Tuesday that they are optimistic for the region’s future in part because of the strong working relationship between Danville and Pittsylvania County.

The mayor and city m...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Chef at the Market returns on Saturday

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The Chef at the Market series resumes on Saturday, July 29, with local chef Dustin Haberer, owner of Nana Karen’s Cruisin Kitchen, preparing on site recipes made from fresh foods found at the Farmers' Market.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and end...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Firefighters plan to ‘Fill the Fire Truck’ again

Fill the fire truck poster

The Danville Fire Department is teaming up with Danville Public Schools to collect school supplies for local area students in need. Donations to “Fill the Fire Truck” will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 29, at Kmart.

A “Fill the Fire Tru...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Police to hold document shredding event

Document shredding

The Police Department will hold a free document shredding event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, at the URW Community Federal Credit Union on Lowes Drive. The event will give citizens an opportunity to rid their homes of personal paperwork and ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Free concert will feature beach, boogie and blues

Music on Main logo 2017

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will continue in the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, with the beach, boogie and blues band Cruize Control.

Cruize Control is a Greensboro, N.C., band that performs a hi...

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