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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Firm begins creating plan for Schoolfield site

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A Philadelphia-based firm that specializes in planning, urban design, architecture and landscape architecture was in Danville this week to begin gathering information that will help it determine how to best transform the former Schoolfield industrial site...

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

Recreation center hosts Caregiver Day event

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The Ballou Recreation Center today hosted its inaugural National Caregiver Day event to recognize caregivers and their valuable service to the community.

According to a recent social media poll, more than half of local caregivers in the region pinpoint str...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 19, 2020

City Council OKs funds to extend Riverwalk Trail

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City Council voted Tuesday night to appropriate state funds for two extension projects on the Riverwalk Trail. The money is coming from the Virginia Department of Transportation’s transportation alternative program and would pay for 80 percent o...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 19, 2020

City prepares for the threat of snow

National Weather Service graphic posted Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

The Public Works Department will begin pretreating main thoroughfares, bridges, and overpasses on Thursday morning because of a threat of snow that is currently forecast to begin later in the day.

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg reports that Dan...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Mobile power unit serving Westover malfunctions

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The power outage that affected much of the Westover area this morning was due to an internal fault within the mobile substation that is in temporary service.

The mobile unit shut down at 7:30 a.m. Service was restored at 9:24 a.m.

The unit will remain in se...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 11, 2020

City seeks to form gang intervention team

To take the fight against gang violence to the next level, City officials and agency professionals came together on Monday and Tuesday to learn how to form a multi-agency intervention team that will work to get local youth out of the street gang lifestyle...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 11, 2020

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 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.

The session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Munic...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Offices will be closed on Presidents Day

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents Day. In addition, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

However, Da...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 9, 2020

River level drops below flood stage overnight

SUNDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: River Street has been reopened.

STORY POSTED SUNDAY MORNING: The river level is quickly receding and is below flood level. Goodyear Boulevard is now open. The intersection of Memorial Dr. and Park Ave. is open. River Street remains...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 8, 2020

Dan River water level starts to recede

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UPDATE: Mayor Alonzo Jones today thanked citizens for their patience as the Dan River floodwaters began to recede.

“This is turning into a long flood event, and we have had major thoroughfares closed due to flooding,” Jones said this af...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 7, 2020

City remains under river flood warning

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(UPDATE) Danville remains under a river flood warning. The Dan River has remained in the moderate flood stage today. The river is now projected to crest overnight at 27.4 feet, which would be the highest crest since Tropical Storm Michael in October of 20...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Mayor urges citizens to be cautious of flooding

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Mayor Alonzo Jones is urging citizens to be cautious due to the heavy rains that the city is experiencing. Residents and visitors in low-lying areas or near a river or stream especially should be aware of flood hazards.

“We are experiencing some ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Survey work begins for proposed historic district

Schoolfield will be getting more foot traffic in the neighborhood over the next coming months. This February through the summer, historic surveyors will be photographing and documenting buildings within the former Dan River Mills village, which has recent...

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

City issues notice on long-overdue personal property taxes

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The City of Danville announced today that residents with personal property tax bills a year or more overdue have until March 31 to pay in full. Accounts that remain unpaid after March 31 will be submitted to an external collection agency.

Personal property...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Riverwalk Trail footbridge project update issued

Parks and Recreation officials today provided an updated project timetable for replacement of the Riverwalk Trail footbridge over Fall Creek that was washed away by Tropical Storm Michael.

The bridge, which will be wider and heavier, will be in place by ea...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Downward crime trend continues, police report

Police Chief Booth speaks at Jan. 23, 2020, news conference

The Danville Police Department reported at a Thursday news conference that crime continued to trend down in Danville in 2019.

Police Chief Scott Booth discussed preliminary 2019 crime statistics in major crime categories and outlined several of the departm...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 22, 2020

City Council hears consolidation study

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City Council heard a presentation Tuesday night on the feasibility of transferring the operation of the Adult Detention Center to the Sheriff’s Office, which operates the city jail.

The presentation was made by Practical Solutions for Public Safe...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 22, 2020

City issues notice on skilled game machines

The City of Danville today reminds owners and operators of convenience stores and other businesses with electronic skilled game machines that they cannot operate those machines without the approval of City Council.

Failure to comply is a violation of the C...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements