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    Abreu-Grogan Park reopens following ceremony

    (Posted Thursday, May 26) City of Danville and Duke Energy officials gathered Thursday for a ceremony to mark the reopening of Abreu-Grogan Park, which had been closed since Feb. 29 to allow for enhancements made by Duke Energy. Read on...
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    Chef at the Market set for Saturday morning

    (Posted Wednesday, May 25) The Chef at the Market series resumes on Saturday, May 28, with Master Chef Chris King of The 616 Restaurant preparing on site a dish made from ingredients at the Farmers' Market. The event begins at 8 a.m. Read on...
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    The Launch Place invests more money in Roobrik

    (Posted Wednesday, May 25) Roobrik, a software company that assists family caregivers who turn to the Internet for help with complex care decisions, will expand its capabilities and reach thanks to a second investment by The Launch Place. Read on...
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    City gathers public input on Long Mill Dam

    (Poste Thursday, May 19) The City of Danville hosted an open house today to address safety concerns regarding the Long Mill Dam. The public comments received will be presented to City Council at its work session on June 7. Read on...
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    Skate park open as City completes renovations

    (Thursday, May 19) The Philip Wyatt Memorial Skate Park is open to the public following completion of renovations. The $75,000 renovation of the skate park at Dan Daniel Memorial Park offers new features such as skateable benches and rails. Read on...
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    Danville named Playful City for ninth year

    (Posted Wednesday, May 18) Danville again has been named Playful City USA, a designation it has held since 2007. Danville is now the longest running honoree in Virginia and one of only 257 communities recognized across the nation. Read on...
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    City Council approves public schools budget

    (Posted Wednesday, May 18) City Council voted Tuesday night to contribute $20.64 million for Danville Public Schools operations and debt service in the next school year. That amount is a 10.4 percent increase over the current school year. Read on...
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    ‘Make Danville Shine Month’ at halfway point

    (Posted Monday, May 16) “Make Danville Shine Month” has reached the halfway point for citizens to clean, paint and fix their property. Public Works crews are picking up oversized piles of separated yard waste and household debris placed at curbside. Read on...
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    Free concert Thursday will feature blues, jazz

    (Posted Monday, May 16) Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will continue at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the Main Street Plaza. The concert will feature the blues and jazz music of the Virginia band Les Moore Trio. Read on...
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    City Council will meet Tuesday evening

    (Posted Monday, May 16) City Council will meet Tuesday, May 17, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. View the agendas at www.danvilleva.gov. Both sessions are open to the public. River City TV airs live the business session. Read on...
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    City seeks public input on Long Mill Dam

    (Posted Thursday, May 12) The City of Danville will host an open house and public input meeting on Thursday, May 19, to address safety concerns regarding the Long Mill Dam. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Danville Family YMCA. Read on...
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    Planners advance new River District project

    (Posted Tuesday, May 10) The Danville Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend a rezoning be approved to allow a new project in the River District to move forward. The project would create 23 market-rate apartments at 549 High St. Read on...
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    City Council recognizes Goodyear anniversary

    (Posted Tuesday, May 10) Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. marks its 50th year of operation in Danville this year, and City Council last week recognized the company’s milestone, noting more than 100 million tires have been produced in the Goodyear plant. Read on...
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    Festival In The Park opens Friday at Ballou Park

    (Posted Monday, May 9) The annual Festival in the Park will kick off on Friday, May 13, at Ballou Park and will feature food, arts and crafts vendors, amusement activities and free music. For the schedule, visit www.DanvilleFestivalinthePark.com. Read on...
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    Police reactivates Street Crimes Unit full scale

    (Posted Friday, May 6) The Police Department on Friday announced it will reactivate its Street Crimes Unit on a full scale. The move is in response to the unusual number of firearm related incidents resulting in injury or death in the last month. Read on...
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    Unofficial results reported in City Council election

    (Posted Wednesday, May 4) City Council incumbents Larry Campbell Jr., Sherman Saunders, Fred Shanks and Lee Vogler won re-election Tuesday, with the fifth seat going to developer Madison Whittle, according to unofficial results. Read on...
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    Tickets on sale for concert featuring Jake Owen

    (Posted Wednesday, May 4) Tickets are on sale for Danville Harvest Jubilee's second show in the Summer Concert Series. The second show will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Carrington Pavilion and features RCA Nashville recording artist Jake Owen. Read on...
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    Danville Farmers’ Market will open Saturday

    (Posted Monday, May 2) The Danville Farmers’ Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 a.m. at the Danville Community Market on Craghead Street. The first 500 customers through the door will receive a free tomato plant. Read on...
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    Council meeting moves to Thursday this week

    (Posted Monday, May 2) The next meeting of City Council will be held on Thursday, May 5, instead of the first Tuesday of the month as normal. The change in dates is due to the Tuesday, May 3, local elections. Meeting agendas are available. Read on...
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    Make Danville Shine Expo will be held Saturday

    (Posted Monday, May 2) The Make Danville Shine Expo is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Market. The event is free and open to all. Learn about home repair and lawn care from experts. Activities are planned for kids. Read on...
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    Welcome Center chosen for Monarch Waystation

    (Posted Monday, May 2) Parks and Recreation will partner with Danville Master Gardeners and Bonner Middle School to install a Monarch Waystation at the Danville Welcome Center on May 9. The waystation will sustain monarch butterflies as they migrate. Read on...
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    This budget supports continued efforts to reclaim Danville’s status as a place of economic opportunity and an attractive, safe, desirable place in which to live. The Adopted FY 2016 Budget supports the right mix of municipal services and facilities to satisfy current resident demands and attract newcomers.  And it does so while operating cost-effectively with affordable taxes, fees, and utility rates.  
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    Long Mill Dam Project
    The City of Danville will host an open house and public input meeting on Thursday, May 19, to address safety concerns regarding the Long Mill Dam, which is the low-head dam located adjacent the Danville Family YMCA. Public Works Department staff will provide information on the hazards of low-head dams and options for remediation. Citizens are encouraged to attend, review the information and share their opinions.

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