Posted on: June 22, 2017

Community Foundation awards grant to library

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A surprise grant of $3,000 was awarded to the Danville Public Library by The Community Foundation of the Dan River at a June 15 Legacy Society Reception at the Foundation office. The grant is in honor of the Foundation’s 20th anniversary and wil...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Chef at the Market set for Saturday morning

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The Chef at the Market series resumes on Saturday, June 24, with Master Chef Chris King of The 616 farm-to-table restaurant preparing on site recipes made from fresh foods found at the Farmers’ Market.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 11...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

City Council OKs budget for next fiscal year

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City Council on Tuesday night voted to adopt a budget that includes additional crime reduction initiatives, invests more money in public schools and continues projects designed to grow Danville.

In addition to costs associated with the City Council focus a...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Entertainment, fireworks set for Fourth Celebration

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Danville Parks and Recreation will host its annual Fourth of July Celebration on Tuesday, July 4, beginning with a trail run and ending with a grand fireworks display at the Crossing.

The day’s events will begin at 8 a.m. at Anglers Park for the ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Free concert will feature Elvis tribute artist

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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, June 22, with Elvis tribute artist Wayne Euliss.

Euliss is a Guilford County, N.C., resident who has been bringing the late ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet Tuesday, June 20, in a business session at 7 p.m. The session, which is open to the public, will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building at 427 Patton St.

During the business session, City Counci...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Noblis agrees to extend its lease in Danville

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Noblis Inc., a nonprofit science, technology, and strategy organization with a unique mission to solve complex scientific systems, process, and infrastructure problems in ways that benefit the public, announced today its intention to extend its commitment...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

RIFA approves purchase agreement with Enviva

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During its regularly scheduled meeting, the Danville-Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facility Authority (RIFA) approved a purchase agreement with Enviva Development Holdings, LLC, for a project of regional significance in the Berry Hill Industrial Park i...

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Sun of a Beach concert coming June 24

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Break the summertime blues with Sun of a Beach, a reggae and beach music event, on Saturday, June 24, at the Carrington Pavilion presented by Danville Harvest Jubilee.

The show will feature three performers; The Castaways, Edge Michael and Jim Quick and Co...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Children’s Festival will offer new attractions

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The Danville Children’s Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at the Carrington Pavilion and will feature all new attractions and activities including tubing trips, a splash zone and the Carolina Panthers mascot, ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Public hearing on budget draws no comments

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City Council on Tuesday night held a public hearing on the proposed budget for the next fiscal year, but the hearing drew no comments from citizens. The final step in the budget process will take place at the next Council meeting on June 20. At that meeti...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

City outlines steps taken to reduce violent crime

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City Manager Ken Larking and Police Chief Philip Broadfoot provided an update Tuesday night to City Council on the steps taken to reduce violent crime in Danville. The steps include additional resources for the Police Department and the formation of gang ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Music on Main concert series kicks off Thursday

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Music on Main concert series returns to Main Street Plaza, located at 111 Main St., on Thursday, June 8, with the promise of two shows a month all summer.

“This is going to be a great year for Music on Main,” said Danville Parks and Rec...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

City Council will meet on Tuesday; agendas posted

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City Council will meet Tuesday, June 6, 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 loc...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

City’s Fun Wagon season begins on Tuesday

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Danville Parks and Recreation will kick off the Fun Wagon season at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, at Cardinal Village followed by a visit to Southwyck Hills at 3 p.m.

The giant sprinkler will be free for the community to use Monday – Friday. A full ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Crime focus area update set for Council meeting

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At City Council’s business session scheduled for Tuesday, June 6, City Manager Ken Larking and Police Chief Philip Broadfoot will provide an update on the City’s ongoing strategies to reduce violent crime.

The update will be a follow-up...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Events set for ‘Business Appreciation Week’

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The Danville Office of Economic Development, Pittsylvania County Economic Development and the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce will hold a series of events next week as part of “Business Appreciation Week.”

The events wi...

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Governor: Solar project build set for August

Gov. McAuliffe, center, with Todd Haymore, left, and Hayes Framme in Danville today.

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Kentuck solar project, Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm, will begin construction this August. The Kentuck project is a six megawatt solar array that will be part of the generation mix for Da...

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