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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Treasury staff to help citizens find missing money

The City of Danville’s Treasurer’s Office, along with the Virginia Department of the Treasury, is bringing another unclaimed property virtual call event to help local citizens who might be owed funds they don’t know about. Cu...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Lane closure slated for Audubon Drive

Starting today, the northbound lane of Audubon Drive from Riverside Drive to Apollo Drive will be closed to allow for relocation of a water and gas main. Highway flaggers will be on site to direct traffic.

The lane will be closed each business day from 8:3...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Project Imagine honors latest class of graduates

Group photo from Project Imagine ceremony

Seven teenagers were honored on Tuesday for completing life skills training and goal-setting exercises through Project Imagine, a community violence intervention collaborative that st...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 22, 2022

River District Association releases holiday guide

News release by the River District Association

The River District Association (RDA) is proud to announce they have once again been selected for the American Express® Neighborhood Champion Program.  Small Business Saturday was created by Am...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Governor announces racing school at VIR

News release from Governor's Office

RICHMOND, VA — Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced Skip Barber Racing School, the world's largest automotive education and entertainment company offering driving and racing schools at the ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 21, 2022

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. 23, and will remain closed until Monday, Nov. 28. 

The p...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Event will evaluate future trends

The Partnership for Regional Prosperity, an organization focused on how to prepare for the growth coming to Danville and Pittsylvania County, will hold The Big Sort on December 5 at 5:00 p.m. at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.

The free ev...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 18, 2022

City of Danville office updating property photos

The Real Estate Assessment Division of the City of Danville's Finance Department is in the process of updating its photographic database. City employees in vehicles marked “City of Danville Finance” will be driving through neighborhoods and taking photos....

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Police plan Thanksgiving food giveaway

The Police Department is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Food Giveaway on Monday, Nov. 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at its new headquarters located at 1 Community Way (2291 Memorial Drive).

Citizens who would like to participate in the giveaway are asked to r...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Council OKs moral obligation agreement

The City Council voted Tuesday to approve a moral obligation agreement with Virginia Community Capital for a loan for the 1 Ecomnets Way project. 

The project includes renovation of a 20,164 square foot building located at 1 Ecomnets Way in Airsid...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Resurfacing of Westover Drive section underway

Milling and paving is underway on Westover Drive from Riverside Drive to Capri Court. The work, which began on Monday, will require alternating lane closures. 

The resurfacing project will be completed in two to three weeks, depending on temperatu...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Danville board certifies local election results

The Danville Electoral Board on Monday certified the results of last week’s general election, including the City Council race. The official tally produced no surprises.

All four incumbents who sought re-election to the City Council won four-year ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Holiday Bazaar to feature more than 100 vendors

Kick off your holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the annual Holiday Bazaar. The show will feature more than 100 vendor booths displaying baked goods, handmade arts and crafts, flowers, wreaths, and other unique gifts.

Several vendors with late season ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Health district schedules free flu vaccine clinic

The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will conduct a free seasonal flu vaccine clinic Friday, November 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Chatham Health Department located at 200 H G Mcghee Drive.

This drive-thru event will offer influenza (flu) vaccinations f...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2022

City awarded $30 million in federal tax credits

The Danville, Virginia Community Development Entity (CDE) has been awarded $30 million through the federal New Markets Tax Credits program. The Danville CDE was one of 107 community development entities selected from a pool of 199 applicants.

The tax credi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Caesars gift to launch hospitality program

News release from Averett University

 Averett University on Wednesday announced a major gift from Caesars Virginia, a joint venture between Caesars Entertainment ("Caesars") and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians ("EBCI"), signal...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2022

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in a business session at 7 p.m. followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Unofficial results reported in City Council election

All four incumbents who sought re-election to the City Council won four-year terms, according to unofficial election results. 

The incumbents were James Buckner, Bryant Hood, Alonzo Jones, and Dr. Gary Miller. Jones is currently serving as mayor. ...

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Unofficial election results.... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 9, 2022

Riverview Rotary calls for parade entries

Danville’s Riverview Rotary Club is seeking entrants for their annual Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade. The 2022 parade will take place in downtown Danville on December 4 at 5 p.m. The application deadline is November 10 at 5 p.m. Applications ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Holiday schedule for offices, services

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

However, Danville Transit will operate, and house...

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

Averett, police partner to help kids in crisis

Averett University’s Sociology/Criminal Justice Department, the Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness (CCECC) at Averett, and the Danville Police Department shook hands on Thursday, Oct. 27, on a new deal to bring a moment&a...

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

Lane closure slated for Kentuck Road section

Kentuck Road lane closure

Starting on Tuesday, Nov. 8, one lane will be closed at 660 Kentuck Road to allow for installation of a new gas tap. Highway flaggers will be on site to direct traffic.

The work is expected to be completed on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Work will begin at 8 a.m. on...

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

Danville Utilities warns of door-to-door solicitation

Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a solicitation involving an individual appearing at the door, and then falsely claiming to be an energy specialist acting on behalf of Danville Utilities.

In this solicitation, the individual tells the home...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 3, 2022

City to offer free bus service on Election Day

Danville Transit will offer free bus service in the city on Election Day, which will be Tuesday, Nov. 8. The free service is to encourage interested persons to vote by removing transportation as a barrier.

The service will be provided for all Danville Tran...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Change your clocks, check your batteries

With daylight saving time coming to an end at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, Nov. 6, the Danville Fire Department recommends that residents take the time to check their smoke detectors at home.

With many different models on the market, here are tips from the...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 2, 2022

Council waives fee for certain business licenses

The City Council voted Tuesday to waive the annual fee for business licenses issued to persons or businesses with annual gross receipts of $100,000 or less.

However, the fee will still need to be paid if the person or business fails to submit the required ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 28, 2022

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 1, in a business session at 7 p.m. followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Annual Market Monster Mash set for Monday

UPDATE: The Market Monster Mash will now be held inside the Danville Community Market because of the forecast for rain this evening.    

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED FRIDAY

Danville Parks and Recreation is holding the annual Market Monst...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Ribbon cutting held for battery storage project

State and local officials participate in ribbon cutting

State and local officials gathered Tuesday to hold a ribbon cutting for Danville Utilities’ new battery energy storage system, which was recently energized. The pilot project is one of several initiatives that Danville Utilities has undertaken t...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Registration opens for Dream Launch Bootcamp

News release by the River District Association 

The River District Association (RDA) is excited to announce that registration has opened for the fifth cohort of the River District Association Dream Launch Bootcamp. Since the start of the program i...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Seasonal loose-leaf vacuum collection underway

Public Works Department crews have started loose-leaf vacuum collection from residential neighborhoods. City residents can rake or blow leaves to the curb or property line for pickup by the vacuum machines through Jan. 31.

Loose leaves are collected on the...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 19, 2022

City Council tables ban on unpermitted camping

The City Council voted Tuesday to table a vote on prohibiting outdoor camping on city government-owned property, except in permitted camping areas.

The proposed ordinance was designed to prevent potential issues such as street and sidewalk obstructions, da...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Futurist to talk about preparing for growth

The Partnership for Regional Prosperity, a new organization focusing on how to prepare for the growth coming to Danville and Pittsylvania County, is embarking on The Future Project with a free presentation by futurist Rebecca Ryan on November 14 at 5:30 p...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 18, 2022

National Weather Service issues freeze warning

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for the Danville area from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday. Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 31 degrees, with widespread frost, are expected during these hours.

The frost and freeze conditions will kil...

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

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in a business session at 7 p.m. followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 12, 2022

‘The Life of a Musician’ airs starting Saturday

“The Life of a Musician,” a new Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television series filmed in Danville, will begin airing this Saturday at 9 p.m. on Blue Ridge PBS in Roanoke and Virginia Public Media in Richmond.

Also, the series will be available on the ...

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

Police set P.E.A.C.E. Center fall kickoff

Fall Kickoff

The Danville Police Department’s P.E.A.C.E. Center Fall Kickoff will be held this Thursday, October 13th, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 827 Green Street, Danville, VA 24541. The P.E.A.C.E. Center will be giving away FREE Halloween costumes/decor...

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

Project Imagine honors latest class of graduates

group photo

Four teenagers were honored earlier this week for completing life skills training and goal-setting exercises through Project Imagine, a community violence intervention program that steers gang-prone kids off the streets and into completing school and beco...

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

Holiday schedule for offices, services

The Municipal Building and all other city government offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 10, for Columbus Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

However, Danville Transit will operate, and house...

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

The Navy expands its presence in Danville

ATDM Building entrance

The U.S. Navy is launching its Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) within the State of Virginia’s Center for Manufacturing Advancement (CMA) on the Danville Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) campus. The creation of the A...

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

Neighborhoods prepare for National Night Out

The Police Department is hosting its annual National Night Out from 5:30 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, with the opening ceremony being held in the Westmoreland neighborhood.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes ...

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

Governor speaks at opening of new center

The Center for Manufacturing Advancement (CMA), a state-funded project located on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR), is open and ready to attract new businesses and jobs to the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 3, 2022

City’s 2022 aerial photos now available online

The City of Danville's Information Technology Department today announced that the 2022 aerial photographs are now available on its geographic information systems (GIS) website using the Parcel Viewer application.

The photos were taken on June 2 wi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 2, 2022

City waives restrictions on storm debris cleanup

The Public Works Department is waiving volume restrictions for collection of tree limbs and cuttings, brush and other storm debris to help city residents affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ian.

The waiver will be in effect for two weeks, and it applies ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements