Posted on: April 29, 2017

City officially opens Third Avenue Police Precinct

Third Avenue Police Precinct ribbon cutting

Danville city officials joined with citizens Saturday morning for a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Third Avenue Police Precinct, which is located at 128 Third Ave. adjacent the fire station in North Danville.

Vice Mayor Alonzo Jones ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Festival In The Park will feature new attractions

Festival in the Park logo

Danville’s Festival in the Park presented by URW Community Federal Credit Union returns for its 42nd year May 19-21 in historic Ballou Park. This year’s three-day event includes several new attractions including a teen art show, a baki...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

Photo of City Council chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, May 2, 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 loca...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Library to host author of 'Dan River Twins'

Dan River Twins book cover

Author Cindy Unwin will be in Danville this weekend to promote “Dan River Twins,” the fictional tale of two young otters on the Dan River.

Danville Public Library will host Unwin from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 29. During the event, book lovers ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

City reopens Trade Street; river below flood stage

Graphic: "Turn around don't drown"

UPDATE POSTED AT 9 A.M. THURSDAY: The section of Trade Street that was closed from Advance Street to Danville Stadium Cinemas 12 due to flooding has been reopened. All streets in the city are now open.

As of 8 a.m. today, the Dan River at Danville was at 1...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

City closes Riverwalk Trail due to flooding

Riverwalk Trail bridge

After the past few days of wet weather, the Dan River has flooded its banks and could possibly remain as high through Thursday. Due to flooding, the Riverwalk Trail is inaccessible and closed until waters recede and crews can clean up any debris and asses...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Music on Main concert series will open in June

Music on Main logo 2017

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will open in June this year and will feature two concerts a month in June, July and August. The series opens on Thursday, June 8, with high-energy blues and jazz by the Les Moore Trio. Thi...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

City helps dedicate Tobacco Heritage Mural

Mayor John Gilstrap speaks at Tobacco Heritage Mural dedication

Danville city officials joined other area leaders and citizens Friday morning in dedicating the Tobacco Heritage Mural painted on the side of 308 Craghead St. and visible from the River District’s busiest intersection at Main and Craghead streets.

Ma...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Council tables action on Mount Cross Road project

Photo of City Council chambers

City Council tabled a decision Tuesday evening on resolutions to authorize eminent domain for acquisition of right-of-way and easements for the widening of Mount Cross Road from Lowes Drive to Parker Road. City Council also tabled a vote on whether to emp...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

City will advertise higher tax rates

Photo of exterior of Municipal Building

The City of Danville will advertise a real estate tax rate 7 cents higher than the current rate. City Council has the option of choosing a lower rate, but cannot exceed 7 cents once advertised.

In addition, the City will advertise a 50-cent increase in the...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Central Boulevard, River Street bridge work begins

Rock work graphic

Bridge repairs began today on Central Boulevard at Piedmont Drive and River Street and South Boston Road at Fall Creek. The work will continue over the next three to four months and will require alternating lane closures.

The lane closures will be in effec...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

Photo of City Council chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, April 18, in a business session and two work sessions. The three sessions are open to the public. The first work session will begin at 5:30 p.m. The business session will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a second work session.

T...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

City to remove four trees on Riverside Drive

This Bradford pear tree on Riverside Drive is marked to be topped Tuesday.

Danville Utilities on Tuesday will top four large Bradford pear trees in the center median of Riverside Drive between Westover Drive and Riverview Drive to allow for restoration of streetlight service in that area.

The trees will be removed completely at a...

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Aerial map locating tree work....
Posted on: April 13, 2017

Meeting set on Mount Cross Road corridor study

Mt Cross_Public 4.19.17 Meeting_Flyer

A community meeting will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at the Grant Center as part of a Mount Cross Road corridor study. Learn about the study, review preliminary ideas and concepts and share improvement ideas.

The meeting wil...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

City celebrates opening of housing education center

Exterior photo of The Center for Housing Education

Danville city officials joined other area leaders and citizens Wednesday morning in celebrating the grand opening of The Center for Housing Education, where families and individuals can learn about every aspect of homeownership.

Mayor John Gilstrap said th...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

City offices to close Monday for Easter holiday

Photo of exterior of Municipal Building

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, April 17, in observance of the Easter holiday. In addition, the public library will be closed.

The James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) and Danvil...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

City Council sets aside funds for White Mill

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City Council voted Tuesday evening to set aside $1.5 million from reserve funds for use by the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) to purchase the White Mill property. The property consists of eight parcels, which are considered critical tracts of land...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Public hearing set for transportation projects

West Piedmont Planning Commission logo

The Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a public hearing from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, at Danville Regional Airport to gather citizen input on transportation improvement projects planned for the next four year...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

The Launch Place invests $250,000 in TiO

Sanjay Patel displays a TiO home automation product

The Launch Place announced today that it is investing $250,000 in TiO, to further immerse TiO’s brand in the home building and custom installation market. TiO is common sense home automation that is uncommonly simple, providing a unique approach to automa...

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