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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Two lanes reopened on North Main Street

North Main Street water main break

Public Works crews on Friday afternoon reopened North Main Street in the area of Fagan Street, but travel is restricted to one lane in both directions. Motorists are asked to slow down and be alert to the change in the traffic pattern.

Next week, a contrac...

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

Court issues order for Nov. 3 casino referendum

A Danville Circuit Court judge has issued an order that officially places a referendum on casino gaming on the ballot for the General Election on Nov. 3.

The yes or no question that voters will be asked will read as follows:

  • “Shall casino gaming b...
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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Economic development efforts again recognized

The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) has announced that the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County and the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance are the winners of its 2020 Community Economic Development Award.

The region won in the SEDC&rsquo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Governor marks Morgan Olson milestone

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Governor Ralph Northam joined local officials today at the Morgan Olson plant in Ringgold as the company announced the facility is now operational.

In October of 2019, Morgan Olson announced it would be investing $57.8 million to establish a new walk-in st...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Grizzly’s Hatchet House wins Main Street award

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Grizzly’s Hatchet House has been named by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development as a Virginia Main Street outstanding business.

Located in the River District at the corner of Franklin and Monument streets, Grizzly&rsquo...

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

Five businesses named Dream Launch winners

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The River District Association has awarded five businesses a total of $70,500 to open or expand their brick-and-mortar businesses in the River District.

These businesses participated in the River District Association’s second Dream Launch program...

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

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 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.

The meeting is open...

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

Two new intercity bus routes to serve Danville

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On Friday, July 24, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) relaunched its Virginia Breeze Intercity Bus service. The popular service, connecting underserved, rural areas of Virginia along the I-81 and I-66 corridors to t...

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

Union Street Bridge reopened after pipe repair

Damaged water main at Union Street Bridge

UPDATE AT NOON THURSDAY: We have reopened Union Street Bridge. The section on the south side of the bridge where the water main break occurred on Tuesday afternoon remains closed, but motorists can access the bridge.
ORIGINAL POST ON WEDNESDAY: 

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

Bobe named economic development director

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City Manager Ken Larking announced today the selection of Corrie Teague Bobe as the director of economic development for the City of Danville.

Bobe has served as interim director since the departure of Telly Tucker, who left in January to take a similar po...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Court sets special election for City Council seat

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The Danville Circuit Court has issued a writ of election declaring a special election in the city for Nov. 3 to fill the unexpired term of Adam Tomer on City Council.

Under § 24.2-226 of the Code of Virginia, the circuit court is charged with sett...

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

City school system launches ‘Let’s Talk!’

Danville Public Schools is introducing a new way for community members to engage with division leaders — and for the division to better serve the community. “Let’s Talk!,” an online customer service and communicatio...

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

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

City Council will meet on Tuesday, July 21, 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: July 8, 2020

City Council appoints Kushner to fill seat

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The City Council voted Tuesday evening to appoint former mayor Sam Kushner to fill on an interim basis the seat vacated by Councilman Adam Tomer.

Kushner will serve on the City Council until a special election can be held in November. Also last night, the ...

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

Danville Utilities receives peak power advisory

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Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers curtail usage from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday for the next two weeks because of an advisory issued by its wholesale power supplier.

Conserving energy during these three-hour periods will help ...

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

Danville to resume utility disconnections Sept. 1

The City of Danville will resume utility disconnections for delinquent residential and commercial accounts starting Sept. 1. Also, on Sept. 1, the City will resume charging a $50 delinquent account fee for all utility customer classes.

Notices have been ma...

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

Governor issues Phase Three reopening details

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Virginia isn’t ready to enter Phase Three of the state’s reopening plan yet, Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday, but when it happens, it will bring some big changes back to public life — like allowing social gatherings of up to...

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Phase Three guidelines for specific sectors... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Health district to hold drive-thru virus testing

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The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing on Friday, June 5 at O. T. Bonner Middle School, 300 Apollo Ave. in Danville, and Saturday, June 6 at Chatham Middle School, 11650 U.S. Highway 29 in Chath...

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

City assists businesses in conveying safe practices

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As more retail stores and restaurants reopen, the City of Danville has designed a free marketing kit to help businesses communicate that they are opening safely to the public by taking the necessary precautions.

Beginning today, businesses in the city can ...

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

New protocols in place to safeguard voting at polls

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Danville election officials are asking voters on Tuesday to adhere to new protocols that have been put in place to safeguard voting at the polls amid the Covid-19 virus pandemic.

Elections for the Danville City Council and the Danville School Board will be...

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

Governor announces Phase One to begin Friday

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Governor Northam announced that Virginia will move into Phase One of the "Forward Virginia" plan on Friday, May 15, with the exception of certain localities in Northern Virginia.

The Northam administration has worked with officials from those loc...

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

Harvest Jubilee board cancels concerts, events

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With great disappointment, Danville Harvest Jubilee (DHJ) board announced recently the decision to cancel the 2020 concert and event season.

“Due to the current pandemic and continuing health concerns facing the country, we can’t in goo...

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

City Council holds second virtual meeting

The second virtual City Council meeting in Danville’s history, with Council members and City staff logging in remotely, was held Thursday evening and lasted more than three hours.

Citizens were able to view the meeting on River City TV, the city&...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Farmers’ Market to open May 9 with restrictions

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The Danville Farmers’ Market will open to the public on Saturday, May 9, while following all state, federal, and local health and safety recommendations both for patrons and vendors.

“We are proud to be able to offer this service that i...

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

Coronavirus won’t stop annual cleanup campaign

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The annual Make Danville Shine community cleanup campaign will occur in May as scheduled, but with modifications because of the coronavirus.

The campaign begins Friday, May 1, and will continue through Friday, May 29. During that time, the Public Works Dep...

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

Governor delays May elections for two weeks

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Elections for the Danville City Council and the Danville School Board will be held on May 19 after Governor Ralph Northam on Friday ordered a two-week postponement for all May elections due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The elections were schedul...

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

Council urges businesses to practice social distancing

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City Council on Tuesday night adopted a resolution that encourages local businesses to implement social distancing best practices for the health and wellbeing of their customers and employees.

Councilman Gary Miller said the push for the resolution came fr...

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Social distancing resolution... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 15, 2020

IDA approves funds to assist small businesses

The Danville Office of Economic Development today announced the creation of new funding tools for small businesses in partnership with the River District Association (RDA) and Longwood Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The programs have been estab...

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

City issues guidance for solid waste, bulk debris

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The Public Works Department is asking city residents to take steps to reduce the risk of infection from the coronavirus (COVID-19) to sanitation workers. Also, the department has issued guidance to accommodate an increase in bulk debris volume.

Rick Drazen...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 4, 2020

Danville Transit places fixed-route passenger limit

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To support social distancing goals and recent guidance issued by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, effective Monday, April 6, Danville Transit will limit the number of passengers transported in fixed-route service at one time to n...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 4, 2020

CDC issues new face coverings guidelines

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The CDC has announced new recommendations for wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies).

City Manager Ken Larking encourages everyone to follow the...

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

Mayor issues statement after coronavirus report

In wake of the latest report from the Virginia Department of Health, Mayor Alonzo Jones today called on the people of our community to stay at home as much as possible and practice social distancing when there is a need to go out.

“I strongly enc...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Board cancels Festival in the Park, Racin’ & Tastin’

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Due to the current Centers For Disease Control guidance, the Danville Festival in the Park board of directors has decided to cancel this year’s Racin’ and Tastin’ event and Festival in the Park.

“This was a heartbrea...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Governor issues statewide stay at home order

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Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in place until Ju...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Community Development using new procedures

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Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the City of Danville’s Community Development Department has established new procedures for obtaining permits, submitting and reviewing building plans, and conducting inspections.

Contractors, tenant...

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

City limits public access to city office buildings

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City Manager Ken Larking today announced that beginning on Tuesday, the Municipal Building and all other City offices would be open to the public by appointment only.

The action is being taken to help prevent exposure to and the transmission of the new cor...

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

City Treasurer’s office closes to the public

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The Danville City Treasurer’s Office announced today that its office is closed to the public until further notice to ensure the wellness of customers and staff amid the new coronavirus crisis.

Staff will address citizens’ needs by phone...

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

Mayor issues statement regarding COVID-19 case

Mayor Alonzo Jones issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement from the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District of its first case of COVID-19 illness in a resident of the district.

Jones said he was saddened, but not surp...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Financial Service Center offices close to public

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The City of Danville announced today that the collection and customer service offices at the Charles H. Harris Financial Service Center would be closed to the public until further notice.

Staff will address customer account needs by email or phone and take...

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

City manager orders utility fee, tax relief

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City Manager Ken Larking today announced additional measures in the wake of the economic disruption caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • The City will suspend the $50 delinquent account fee for all utility customer classes until further notice. The de...
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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Social Services to limit access to building

The Danville Department of Social Services will limit customer’s access to the building effective Monday, March 23, to ensure the wellness of customers and staff amid the new coronavirus crisis.

Here is the notice issued by John Moody, local dire...

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

Small businesses can apply for coronavirus loans

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Mayor Alonzo Jones today praised state and federal officials for providing small businesses with financial assistance in the wake of the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that Virginia small businesses cou...

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

Election officials urge voting absentee due to virus

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Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Danville Electoral Board encourages voters to use absentee voting by mail for the City Council and School Board elections to be held on May 5.

Absentee voting, which begins Friday, is a two-step process. Voters...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 17, 2020

City manager declares local state of emergency

Danville and Pittsylvania County have yet to have a confirmed case of the new coronavirus, but City Manager Ken Larking today declared a local state of emergency to enable the City to have access to additional resources as needed.

The declaration took effe...

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

White House issues new coronavirus guidelines

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President Donald Trump and the coronavirus task force on Monday released sweeping guidelines meant to combat an expected surge of coronavirus cases.

Among new guidelines: Over the next 15 days, Americans should not gather in groups of more than 10 people, ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements