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Posted on: November 20, 2019

City Council hears study on casino impact

The City Council on Tuesday night listened to a presentation from a study of Danville’s potential as a location hosting a private casino gambling operation. Such an operation, according to the presentation, could produce gross gaming revenues of...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Danville named among top digital cities

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The City of Danville has been named by the Center for Digital Government as one of the top cities with populations up to 75,000 for its use of technology.

In its 2019 Digital Cities Survey, the center ranked Danville second in its population size group – d...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Holiday Bazaar to feature more than 100 vendors

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Kick off your holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the annual Holiday Bazaar. The show will feature more than 100 vendor booths displaying baked goods, handmade arts and crafts, flowers, wreaths, jewelry, and other unique gifts.

The event is held at the...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Police hold 11th community walk of year

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Danville Police officers on Thursday, Nov. 14, walked door-to-door in the Paxton Street/Jefferson Street neighborhood. The community engagement walk was the 11th of the year and the department’s 22nd since these events began.

This neighborhood wa...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Gas main maintenance at Aiken Bridge scheduled

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Beginning Monday, Nov. 18, the right-hand, northbound lane on Central Boulevard will be closed between Memorial Drive and Riverside Drive to allow for maintenance of a gas main located underneath Aiken Bridge. Weather permitting, the repairs will be compl...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 15, 2019

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

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City Council will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in a business session and a special work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is ...

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Agendas.... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Program to prep seniors on dealing with panhandlers

Local law enforcement agencies will present a program on Thursday, Nov. 14, to provide seniors with practical tips on how to deal with panhandlers.

The program will be presented at 11 a.m. at the Ballou Recreation Center, 760 West Main St. Reservations are...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2019

City welcomes new entertainment venues

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Mayor Alonzo Jones joined other Danville city officials and citizens Friday morning in a “ribbon-chopping” ceremony marking the grand opening of Grizzly's Hatchet House and River City Escapes.

The two entertainment venues are located in...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2019

City OKs agreement for airport fixed-base operator

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City Council voted Tuesday night to approve an agreement leasing airport facilities at the Danville Regional Airport to General Aviation Inc. and Averett University to provide fixed-base operator services.

The initial term of this agreement is with General...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 5, 2019

PRA Group celebrates its location in Danville

PRA Group ribbon cutting held Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

Danville city officials joined state and other local leaders and citizens Monday morning in a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking PRA Group's purchase of the former Telvista facility at Airside Industrial Park.

The facility will be PRA Group's third location i...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 4, 2019

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

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City Council will meet Thursday, Nov. 7, in a business session and two work sessions.

City Council, which regularly meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, is meeting on Thursday to avoid conflicting with Election Day. 

Council's meeting ...

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Agendas.... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Public input sought for Westover Drive study

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A community meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to gather public input on a proposed lane reconfiguration along Westover Drive. The reconfiguration would reduce the number of travel lanes from four to two and allow the addition of two bike lanes.

Th...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Dominion Energy plans two projects in county

Map - Southern Virginia Mega Site at Berry Hill in Pittsylvania County

Dominion Energy, with headquarters in Richmond, VA, and operations in 18 states, plans to invest more than $300 million on two projects in Pittsylvania County.

Dominion has selected a 149-acre lot in the Southern Virginia Megasite at Berry Hill for a 500-m...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Resurfacing set for Central Boulevard section

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UPDATE: Milling and paving will take place Monday, Nov. 4, on the southbound lanes of Central Boulevard from Parker Road to Coleman Market Place. The work will require alternating lane closures.

The work is scheduled to be completed that day.

On Tuesday, cr...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Change your clock, change your battery

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Every fall, Energizer works to remind people of the simple, life-saving habit of changing and testing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting the clocks back for daylight saving time.

This year Energizer is working with the...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Library branch hours to change temporarily

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Danville Public Library Westover Branch temporarily will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. This closure will not be permanent. The branch will maintain its usual hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 28, 2019

City sets up River District parking study meetings

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A series of pop-up meetings will be held Monday, Oct. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 29 to allow public input into the River District Parking Study that is underway.

Consultants from the firm Nelson\Nygaard are leading the study, and they are in Danville this week t...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Mainline Trolley service free in November

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The Danville Transit System announced today that the Mainline Trolley service is free to use during November.  Service hours are from 6 p.m. until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

The scenic route of Danville links Main Street, Riverside Drive, ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Resurfacing to begin on Riverside Drive section

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UPDATE: Weather permitting, milling and paving will begin Tuesday, Oct. 29, on the eastbound lanes of Riverside Drive from Piedmont Drive to Westover Drive. The work will require alternating lane closures.

Crews will start with the left lane, then move to ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Police Department hits streets with bike patrol

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The Danville Police Department is excited to announce the first bike patrol officers have hit the street.

Residents will see officers on bikes throughout the city and at special events on a routine basis. The first of many officers completed their training...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Company to invest $58 million, create 703 jobs

Morgan Olson delivery van parked in front of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research

Morgan Olson LLC, a maker of walk-in van bodies, will establish a new walk-in panel van assembly operation in the Cane Creek Centre plant currently owned by IKEA. The $57.8 million investment is expected to generate 703 new jobs.

Headquartered in Sturgis, ...

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Governor's news release..... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Police hold 10th community walk of year

Police car with Community and Youth Engagement logo

Danville Police officers on Tuesday, Oct. 22, walked door-to-door in the Macon Street/Hartford Street neighborhood. The community engagement walk was the 10th of the year and the department’s 21st since these events began.

Police officers were jo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Farmers' Market closing Saturday for the season

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The Danville Farmers’ Market on Saturday, Oct. 26, will be the last weekly market of the season, but three special events will be held in November and December.

Located in the Community Market building at 629 Craghead St., the farmers ma...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Resurfacing to begin on South Boston Road

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Weather permitting, milling and paving will begin Tuesday on the westbound lanes of South Boston Road from the Danville Expressway overpass to Old Halifax Road. The work will require alternating lane closures.

Following completion, crews this week will res...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Fire Department lifts ban on open burning

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The Fire Department has lifted the ban on open burning in the city. The ban had been in place since Sept. 24 due to the dry weather conditions prevalent in the area.

Recent rainfall has lessened the hazardous fire conditions.

The burning of leaves and tree,...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements