News Flash

Posted on: January 14, 2022

Holiday schedule for city offices, services

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Local megasite to receive grant for grading lots

News release by the governor's office

Governor Ralph Northam today announced a total of $7.0 million in Virginia Business Ready Site Program development grants for 11 projects across the Commonwealth. Administered by the Virginia Economic Development Partn...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 13, 2022

City prepares for winter storm threat

Public Works Department crews have begun pretreating the major thoroughfares, bridges, and overpasses because of a winter storm that is forecast to bring snow and possibly sleet and freezing rain to the city over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday wee...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Health District plans two more vaccination clinics

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is encouraging everyone to remain healthy during the new year by getting their COVID-19 vaccination or booster. To help ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Planning Commission re-elects Garrison

The Danville Planning Commission on Monday re-elected Harold Garrison to serve another one-year term as chairman. The vote was unanimous.

Garrison has served as chairman since 2020.

The board also unanimously elected Steve Petrick as vice chairman and Jimmi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 7, 2022

City Council reappoints three to RIFA board

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to reappoint Sherman Saunders, Lee Vogler and Vice Mayor Dr. Gary Miller to the Danville-Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facility Authority.

Miller serves as an alternate member.

The general purpose of the authority ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Health District schedules COVID-19 testing event

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free COVID-19 testing this month. Testing will take place Tuesday, January 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. inside the Danvill...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Winter Farmers’ Market to open Saturday

The seventh season of the Winter Farmers’ Market will get underway on Saturday, Jan. 8, with vendors offering produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, and crafts.

Located in the Community Market building at 629 Craghead St., the Winter Farmers&rsqu...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Fire Department lifts citywide burn ban

The Danville Fire Marshal’s Office today lifted the ban on open burning in the city. The ban had been in place since Nov. 30 because of dry weather conditions that were prevalent.

However, 2.8 inches of snow fell on Monday. Prior to that, the cit...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Holiday schedule for city offices, services

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In observance of the New Year’s Day holiday, the Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices, and the library will be closed on Friday, Dec. 31, and will remain closed until Monday, Jan. 3.

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

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 28, 2021

Light Show raises over $17,700 for community

Community holiday light show logo

The Community Holiday Light Show, which was held Dec. 9-23 at Ballou Park, marked another big year for giving back to the community, with $17,706 raised for local organizations.

The Light Show has been an annual event since 2014. 

We&...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2021

Crews complete upgrades at Whitmell substation

Construction crews have completed the rebuild of the Whitmell electrical substation. The station has new breakers, transformer, and relay protection equipment.

Crews now will begin upgrades to the Southside substation on Hughes Street and the Westover subs...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2021

Health District schedules two vaccination clinics

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District encourages everyone to remain healthy during the new year by getting their COVID-19 vaccination or booster. To help this effort, P...

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

High school holiday basketball action returns

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The Harry Johnson Holiday Classic returns this year and will feature eight high school basketball boys’ teams, three high school girls’ teams, and three middle school boys’ teams competing over three days — Monday, ...

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

City manager names chief equity officer

Amanda Paez

City Manager Ken Larking announced tonight that he has named Amanda Paez as the City’s first chief equity officer — a position tasked with ensuring policy decisions and programs are evaluated through an equity lens.

Paez takes on the ro...

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

Holiday schedule for city offices, services

Christmas Tree

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will close for the Christmas holiday beginning Thursday, Dec. 23, and will remain closed until Monday, Dec. 27.

The Ruby B. Archie Public Library and the James F. Ingram Justice Cente...

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

Project Imagine forming youth basketball league

The City of Danville’s Project Imagine program, in collaboration with non-profit organizations, is launching a sports development program that will begin with a basketball league open to all youths from age 13 to 18.

Six teams will be formed. The...

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

Holiday Light Show wraps up this week

Community holiday light show logo

The eighth annual Community Holiday Light Show continues this  week, with shows daily from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ballou Park through Thursday, Dec. 23. Ride through the park and enjoy a visit with Santa at the Children's Village.

The drive-...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Local mega site could see funding boost

Governor makes announcement in Danville today.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced on Thursday that $150 million will be allocated to expand the Virginia Business Ready Site Program, and $100 million of that will be used specifically for mega sites across the Commonwealth. While making the annou...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 16, 2021

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 21, in a business session at 7 p.m. 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.

Both sessions a...

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

City deploys enhanced parcel viewer application

The City of Danville’s Information Technology Department has deployed a new, user-friendly web application that adds features and functionality for exploring parcel maps and property information in Danville.

The parcel viewer is faster and more r...

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

Health District sets two testing dates

Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer two free COVID-19 testing opportunities this month.   

Staff from the health district will conduct testing on Friday, December 17 and Thursday, Dec...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Annual Holiday Light Show kicks off

Community holiday light show logo

The eighth annual Community Holiday Light Show kicks off tonight, with shows daily from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ballou Park through Dec. 23. The drive-through event features displays built by local individuals, families, organizations and businesses.

Enter the...

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

Rotary donates money for Riverfront Park

News release by Riverview Rotary

The Danville Riverview Rotary eagerly stepped up in 2018 when Bill Sgrinia, a Rotarian and Director of Danville Parks and Recreation Department, approached the Club requesting its support and financial assistance to achiev...

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

City Council receives update on casino

The City Council on Tuesday night received an update on the Caesars Virginia casino project, which is awaiting bid proposals for a general contractor.

Requests for proposals were issued last week, and bids are due in early January, said Robert Livingston, ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Police seek public input for assessment process

CALEA Announcement

The Danville Police Department will be undergoing a virtual on-site assessment to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards through The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc (CALEA) on Monday and Tuesday, D...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Health District clinics to offer all three vaccines

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

Effective immediately, the Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer booster shots for all three of the COVID-19 vaccines for all adults at its vaccine clinics. &...

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

Lane shift scheduled for bridge repair

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, a change is scheduled in the traffic pattern at the eastbound bridge of Riverside Drive adjacent to Dairy Queen. The right lane will be closed. The two left lanes will be open and there will be continued access to Dan River Church and ...

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

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 7, in a business session at 7 p.m. 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.

Both sessions ar...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Riverside Drive intersections reopened

Resurfacing operations are complete on eastbound Riverside Drive from Audubon Drive to Locust Lane. The intersections at Riverside Drive and Arnett Boulevard and Riverside Drive and Locust Lane are being reopened this afternoon. Traffic signals will be op...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Winter recreational basketball league canceled

Just as organizations, businesses, and families across the nation face many difficult and new transitions in the wake of the ongoing pandemic, Danville Parks and Recreation will be forced to cancel the upcoming winter sports basketball league.

Although dis...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Community center opens in former police precinct

Ribbon cutting for PEACE Community Center

Saying that he is often asked what is being done for youths in the city, Mayor Alonzo Jones on Wednesday pointed to the new PEACE Community Center as the latest example.

Jones joined other city leaders, police officers, and neighborhood parents and youths ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Fire Department issues citywide burn ban

Due to the dry weather conditions, the Fire Department today issued an immediate burn ban citywide. The ban will remain in effect until conditions improve.

Violation of the law is a Class 1 misdemeanor, with a fine of not more than $2,500. The public will ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Tree lighting, trail walk, parade kick off festivities

The first weekend of December offers four big holiday events, beginning Friday with Christmas on the Plaza and the Luminaria Trail Walk, and followed on Saturday by the Holiday Market and Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade.

Here are the details:

Christmas on...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Inspections office services to be limited Friday

The City of Danville Inspections office will not be able to issue permits, accept plans, or accept payments on Friday, Dec. 3, due to a transfer of computer systems. The office will be open for field inspections, and can schedule future inspections, but w...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Health District clinic to offer all three vaccines

Health District clinic to offer all three vaccines

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday, December 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Averett University North Campus l...

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

Treasury staff to help citizens find missing money

The City of Danville Treasurer’s Office today announced that it will be hosting a virtual call event with the Virginia Department of the Treasury’s Unclaimed Property office to assist citizens with looking for money that may be owed to...

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

Holiday schedule for offices, services

New Years 2018 image

The Municipal Building and all other city government offices will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 24, and will remain closed until Monday, Nov. 29.

The public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) also wi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements