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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Treasury staff to help citizens find missing money

Money Search event flyer

The City of Danville’s Treasurer’s Office and the Virginia Department of the Treasury will hold an unclaimed property virtual call event on Dec. 3-4 to help local citizens who might be owed funds they don’t know about.

Treasury workers came to Danville las...

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

City seeks input on Main Street Plaza property

The Danville Office of Economic Development invites citizens to participate in a survey about the future use of the Main Street Plaza property being vacated by Lou’s Antiques Mall. 

The store is in the process of relocating to the Sherwo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Offices, library to close for Thanksgiving holiday

New Years 2018 image

The Municipal Building and all other city government offices will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25, and will remain closed until Monday, Nov. 30.

 The public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthous...

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

Council formally certifies casino gaming operator

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to formally certify Caesars Virginia, LLC as the City's preferred casino gaming operator and to authorize Mayor Alonzo Jones to execute the City's post-referendum letter of certification and submit...

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

Police chief receives Excellence in Policing Award

Police Chief Scott C. Booth on Monday was presented with the Excellence in Policing Award from the Radford University Center for Police Practice, Policy and Research. The annual award recognizes police leaders who champion innovative strategies that impro...

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

DCC, City partner on ‘Project Rebuild’

Robert David, left, and Brian Jackson

Danville Community College (DCC) in partnership with the City of Danville, launched Project Rebuild, a multi-faceted program that aims to provide workforce training to at-risk youth, ages 18-25, in our community on Monday, November 16, at a media event he...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 13, 2020

City Council will meet in business session

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 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...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 12, 2020

City prepares for river flooding

Turn around, don't drown graphic

The Public Works Department is prepositioning barricades and barriers along the sides of flood-prone streets because of flooding that is expected to occur along the Dan River from heavy rain locally and upstream.

Crews will be working 12-hours shifts to mo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Danville receives first place in Digital Cities Survey

The City of Danville has won first place in its population category in the 2020 Digital Cities Survey, which recognizes the use of technology by cities to tackle social challenges, enhance services, and strengthen cybersecurity.

 

The Center for Di...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Region to showcase entrepreneurial activity

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is an international movement – powered by thousands of partner organizations dedicated to making it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a company.

 

GEW 2020 will be celebrated from November...

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

Danville board certifies local election results

The Danville Electoral Board today certified the results of the special City Council election and the casino gaming referendum. The final results produced no surprises.

 

In the race for City Council, Bryant Hood won the seat with 7,163 votes or 38...

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

City government offices closed on Veterans Day

Happy Thanksgiving image

The Municipal Building and all other city government offices will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

 

However, Danville Transit will opera...

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

City Council OKs higher extra duty pay for police

The City Council on Thursday night voted to authorize an increase in the extra duty hourly rates for hiring off duty police officers. This increase in rates will bring the Police Department in line with agencies comparable in size and activity in this reg...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 5, 2020

The Launch Place invests in BioAesthetics

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News release by The Launch Place

The Launch Place, a venture development organization with offices in Danville, VA, and Research Triangle Park, NC, has invested $250,000 from their Seed Fund II in the transformative biomaterials startup BioAesthetics. Sinc...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Caesars CEO thanks voters for their support

The chief executive of Caesars Entertainment issued a statement following Tuesday night’s referendum results thanking the voters of Danville for their support of the referendum that will bring Caesars Virginia to the city.

 

“We...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Danville voters approve casino gaming

Danville voters have approved casino gaming by a margin of more than two-to-one, with 13,022 ballots cast in favor of a gaming establishment and 5,941 ballots cast against it, according to unofficial results Tuesday night. 

In the special election...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 2, 2020

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Thursday, Nov. 5, in a business session followed by a work session. Both sessions will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.

 

The meeting is ...

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

Health District to offer free flu vaccine

The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free seasonal flu vaccine at a special dispensing clinic Saturday, October 31 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Danville Community Market located at 629 Craghead Street in Danville. Only 300 doses of flu va...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 26, 2020

City receives award for financial reporting excellence

The City of Danville’s Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the fiscal year ended Jun...

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

Farmers’ Market season extended to Dec. 5

The Danville Farmers’ Market season has been extended to Dec. 5, allowing for the market to run for an additional month as well as continue its operation through the rest of October.

 

With the cancellation of the large fall shows, this e...

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

FEMA crews conducting topographic surveys

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will have survey crews in Danville over the next few months to conduct topographic surveys that will be used to update floodplain maps.

 

The crews will be requesting access to private property along streams ...

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

Caesars to present second employment webinar

Caesars Entertainment, in partnership with Averett University and Danville Community College, is offering a second virtual employment webinar from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The event is open to the public.

 

Hosted by Averett Univ...

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

City to offer free bus service on Election Day

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to authorize Danville Transit to offer free bus service in the city on Election Day. The free service is to encourage interested persons to vote by removing transportation as a barrier.

 

The service will be ...

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

Treasurer’s office receives state accreditation

The City of Danville Treasurer’s office received its accreditation from the Treasurer’s Association of Virginia (TAV) on May 19, 2020.

 

The Office Accreditation program is a voluntary professional certificate program overseen b...

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

City shares COVID-19 safety guidance for Halloween

Halloween - Carved pumpkins

The City of Danville urges residents to start planning now on ways to protect themselves and others this Halloween in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has designated both trick-or-treating to a large number ...

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

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

Danville Utilities is again warning its customers about a payment scam involving a threat to disconnect service within 30 minutes if payment of their utility bill is not made immediately.

The scammers are using a local phone number that is spoofed as Danvi...

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

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 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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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Town halls on use of casino revenue set to begin

The first of three virtual town halls on the use of potential casino-related revenues will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The City of Danville is hosting the town halls to receive citizen feedback on investment priorities should...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements