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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Online portal available for COVID-19 vaccine signup

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, with the support of the City of Danville Information Technology Department, today announced an online portal for those who wish to pre-register to receive COVID-19 vaccin...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Police Department honors IDDU graduates

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The Danville Police Department is excited to recognize the second class of IDDU graduates.

Last Wednesday evening, the Department recognized seven graduates who recently completed the community program designed for people who have been released from jail w...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Health district planning large vaccination events

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News release by Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, in cooperation with Sovah Health-Danville, the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County and Averett University, will conduct a closed “poi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Council OKs battery energy storage project

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to authorize the city manager to enter into an agreement for a 10.6 megawatt battery energy storage project as recommended by the Danville Utility Commission.

This project will help offset rising transmission charges...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Intertape Polymer Group to create 50 new jobs

News release from the Governor's Office

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG), a packaging products and systems company that supplies to retailers and manufacturers, will expand its manufacturing operation ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Danville baseball club general manager revealed

Following the January 15th  announcement that the City of Danville and Danville Baseball Club, LLC have entered into a long-term MOU to lease American Legion Post 325 Stadium, the team is pleased to announce that Austin Scher has been hired to se...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations for 'Phase 1b' to start locally

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News release by Virginia Department of Health

Beginning Monday, January 18, the Pittsylvania-Danville and Southside health districts will begin conducting closed “point of dispensing” (POD) COVID-19 vaccination clinics specifically for ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 15, 2021

City Council will meet in business session

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 19, in a business session. No work session is scheduled. The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be aired by River City TV. Watch it live on cable (Comcast channel 10 and Gamewood channel 122) or stre...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Winter Farmers’ Market underway

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The sixth season of the Winter Farmers’ Market is underway, with vendors offering produce, baked goods and crafts. In February, vendors will be offering meats for sale.

Located in the Community Market building at 629 Craghead St., the Winter Farmers’ Marke...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 13, 2021

City releases schedule for MLK Day holiday

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

Danville T...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 12, 2021

All-America City caps, shirts now for sale

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The City of Danville has 2020 All-America City caps, shirts, face masks and cups available for purchase at the Welcome Center.

Last August, Danville was one of 10 communities named as a 2020 All-America City. The award is an affirmation of the great work b...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Health agency releases Phase 1b vaccination plan

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

In line with Governor Northam’s directive this week to increase flexibility and speed up vaccine distribution in Virginia, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced the select health districts tha...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Library, public schools develop access program

Danville Public Library and Danville Public Schools recently developed the Student Access Program, giving all students, faculty, and staff associated with the school system access to materials, online databases, and streaming services through the library....

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 6, 2021

City participating in ‘Keep Your Lights Up’ campaign

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The City of Danville will keep its holiday lights and decorations in the River District in place through Jan. 31 to show support and appreciation for local health care workers who have been on the front lines battling the COVID-19 virus.

By keeping the lig...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Police Dept. implements new policing strategy

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The Danville Police Department restructured the Patrol Bureau as part of a continued focus on community policing. 

The department began planning six months ago to implement Neighborhood Oriented Policing beginning January 4, 2021. The strategy of ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Police Department promotes 19 officers

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The Danville Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of 19 officers today that will be effective January 1, 2021.  

Chief Scott Booth promoted officers to the ranks of captain, lieutenant, sergeant and corporal in a ceremony held in...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Health districts begin COVID-19 vaccinations

News release by the Virginia Department of Health

The Pittsylvania-Danville and Southside Health Districts is now conducting closed “point of dispensing” (POD) COVID-19 vaccination clinics specifically for “Phase 1a” priority groups. Phase 1a is the first ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 28, 2020

City releases schedule for New Year’s holiday

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s Day holiday. The public library will be closed. Danville Transit will not operate.

The James F. Ingram Justice Center (c...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 23, 2020

IALR breaks ground on new center

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The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) has broken ground to build a 51,250-square-foot Center for Manufacturing Advancement (CMA) on the IALR campus. The innovative CMA will offer a platform for leading-edge business success specifically ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Field of Gratitude to say ‘thanks’ to community

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News release by Danville Riverview Rotary

Beautiful flags of gratitude, love, and peace will fly in Danville, Virginia, on Riverside Drive across from the Woodall Nissan Dealership between Saturday, January 30, and Sunday, February 14.   The Field...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 21, 2020

City, DCC honor first Project Rebuild graduates

A graduation ceremony was held today for the first Project Rebuild class, with six members receiving certificates for completing a workforce readiness program for 18- to 25-year-olds looking to rebuild their lives.

A partnership between Danville Community ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 18, 2020

City releases schedule for Christmas holiday

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The Municipal Building, all other City of Danville government offices, and the public library will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday. 

The James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed for ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Danville experiencing record low crime

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The City of Danville continues to experience a decrease in crime thanks to focused deterrence efforts and community partnerships. 

Chief Scott Booth came to Danville in 2018 with the mission to reduce crime, particularly violent crime, and build c...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Utility relief remains available for customers

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The City of Danville reminds utility customers who have experienced COVID-19-related income loss that funds remain available to assist with delinquent utility bills.

Customers, however, must apply by the end of the month because the Coronavirus Aid, Recove...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 15, 2020

City preps for threat of mixed precipitation

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The Public Works Department is pretreating main thoroughfares, bridges, and overpasses today because of a threat of snow, sleet, and freezing rain that will affect motorists as they commute to work on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg h...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements