News Flash

Posted on: October 27, 2021

House fire at 823 Melrose Avenue

The Danville Fire Department responded to a structure fire this morning (10/27/21) at 823 Glendale Avenue. The first arriving apparatus arrived at 5:38am and reported a small house with fire showing out of a window. Fire personnel entered the house throug...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2021

Danville Fire Department Responds to a reported fire at 250 Celotex Dr.

Danville Fire Department Responded  to a reported fire at 250 Celotex Dr., home to Blue Ridge Fiber Board at 3:25 am this morning. Upon arrival units found heavy  fire in an outside storage area filled with bundles of finished fiber boar...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2021

Fire at Blue Ridge Fiberboard

The Danville Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 250 Celetex Drive this morning at 2:30 AM. First arriving units at the Blue Ridge Fiberboard complex found a fire in a medium-sized building. The building housed a large asphalt boiler ...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Danville Fire Department responds to a reported structure fire at 314 Mt Cross Rd.

The Danville Fire Department Responded to a reported structure fire  at 314 Mt Cross Rd. at 3:30pm this afternoon. Upon arrival crews found a single story commercial structure with heavy smoke inside. Crews made entry  and located a smal...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Structure fire at Western Sizzlin of Danville

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 3211 Riverside Drive (Western Sizzlin of Danville) this evening (October 11, 2021) at 8:05 pm. Crews arrived at 8:10 pm and found a medium sized one-story restaurant with nothing showi...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Structure Fire Washington Street

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1215 Washington Street on (October 05, 2021) at 4:20pm. Crews arrived on scene shortly after and found a medium one-story house with smoke extending from the rear. Engine 5’s crew (fro...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 27, 2021

University cuts ribbon on AU Aviation Services

Averett University yesterday held a ribbon cutting event celebrating the opening of AU Aviation Services, the new Fixed Based Operator (FBO) of the Danville Regional Airport. The University and the City of Danville entered into a lease agreement beginning...

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

Adult and Career Education Center to extend reach

News release from Danville Public Schools

For years, Danville’s Adult and Career Education Center (ACEC) has been providing services to the city’s adult population, including GED testing, GED prep classes, workforce preparation services...

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

River District Association awarded two grants

News release from the River District Association

The River District Association (RDA) is excited to announce that the organization has been awarded two competitive grants totaling $240,000 from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (...

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

Tyson Foods breaks ground on new facility

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam joined many local and regional officials at the Cane Creek Centre in Ringgold to celebrate the groundbreaking of Tyson Foods' $300 million, 325,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which is exp...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 19, 2021

COVID-19, flu vaccine clinic set for Friday

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District (PDHD) will hold a COVID-19 and influenza (flue) vaccination clinic Friday, October 22 at the Danville Community Market ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Camilla Williams historical highway marker dedicated

State and local officials pose at Camilla Williams marker

State and local officials gathered Monday morning at a ceremony to dedicate a state historical highway marker that highlights the contributions of Camilla Williams, a Danville native and an operatic soprano who in 1946 became the first African American wo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Registration continues for kids to fly free

Additional slots are available for parents to preregister their children ages 8 to 17 for free plane rides during the upcoming Airport Open House and Young Eagles Rally at the Danville Regional Airport. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 ...

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

Police Department plans youth, teen center

The Police Department has unveiled plans for a new youth and teen community center located in the former Green Street police precinct.

The P.E.A.C.E. Youth and Teen Community Center will house a gaming room, mentoring and safe space for students to do home...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Funds to grow inventory of shovel-ready sites

News release from the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance

DANVILLE, VIRGINIA – October 6, 2021 – The Southern Virginia Regional Alliance (SVRA) received funding from GO Virginia through Region 3 Per Capita Funds and the Virgini...

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

Riverside Drive project moves to next phase

Map of phase two of Riverside Drive reconstruction project for 2021

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 12, the eastbound Riverside Drive reconstruction project will move to its second phase. Traffic patterns will change during this phase at the Arnett Boulevard, Locust Lane and Henry Road intersections.

Those changes are as follows:

  • Al...
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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 8, 2021

City Council transfers vacant schools to IDA

The City Council on Thursday night agreed to transfer control of the former W. Townes Lea and Glenwood elementary schools to the Industrial Development Authority to better market them for redevelopment.

The Industrial Development Authority is an arm of the...

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

Inspections office to close several hours for training

The City of Danville Inspections office will be closed to the public from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, to allow staff to attend mandatory training sessions.

The office will be open at other times Tuesd...

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

Treasurer’s office receives state accreditation

The Danville Treasurer’s office received its accreditation from the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia on June 22.

The Office Accreditation program is a voluntary professional certificate program overseen by the Treasurers’ A...

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

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.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Holiday schedule for offices, services

The Municipal Building and all other city government offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 11, 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 4, 2021

COVID-19, flu vaccine clinic set for Friday

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

(DANVILLE, Va.) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, with assistance from the Medical Reserve Corps, will hold a COVID-19 and influenza vaccinat...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Riverside, Mount Cross lanes to be closed

Map of Riverside Drive, Mount Cross Road lane closures

The outside turn lane of westbound Riverside Drive into the Danville Plaza is closed today to allow for utility work at the intersection. Starting on Tuesday, the center turn lane coming off Mount Cross Road onto Riverside Drive also will be closed, weath...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Danville Transit wins state award

The Danville Transit System has received the 2021 Outstanding Community Program Award from the Virginia Transit Association for its Reserve A Ride operations during the pandemic.  

The award was presented earlier this week at the Virginia Transit ...

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

Former mayor, economic development titan dies

Linwood Wright, a former mayor and city councilman who played a key role in the city’s economic development revival, died Wednesday morning. He was 85.

Wright served on the City Council from 1986 to 1998 and as mayor from 1996 to 1998. He also se...

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

Governor breaks ground on Route 58 widening

News release from the Office of the Governor (Wednesday 9.29.21) 

MEADOWS OF DAN—Governor Ralph Northam today broke ground on a $300 million project to widen 7.4 miles of Route 58 in Patrick County over Lovers Leap Mountain. The groundbr...

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

State agency offering aviation school programs

News release by the Virginia Department of Aviation

Richmond —The Virginia Department of Aviation is pleased to share information about programs offered to students and teachers for the 2021/22 school year. The ICON A-5 Introduction to F...

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

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Thursday, Oct. 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.

The meeting is ...

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

DCC plans vaccine clinic, information session

News release by Danville Community College

In an effort to provide important, timely information about COVID-19 to students, faculty, staff, and community members, Danville Community College (DCC), in partnership with Piedmont Access to Health Services (PA...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Westover Drive detour scheduled

Map - Westover Drive detour

Starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, Westover Drive will be closed between Riverside Drive and Riverview Drive to allow for replacement of a failed corrugated metal storm sewer. 

A detour will be set up at Riverview Drive. Access will be availa...

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

Panel: Region making strides despite pandemic

Panelists for State of the Region address

Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones and Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Warren told area business leaders Tuesday that the region has made great strides despite the challenges presented by the global pandemic.

The mayor and board chairman joi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Early voting starts today in Virginia

Early voting for the November elections starts today throughout Virginia. Anyone registered to vote can cast ballots in person or drop off absentee ballots at their local voter registration offices. 

Early voting requires no reason or excuse.

In Da...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Virginia rolls out digital proof for vaccinations

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

September 16, 2021

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Health today announced the addition of QR codes – a type of barcode that can be scanned with smartphones – to Virginia...

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

Caesars unveils casino resort renderings

Casino entry view

News release from Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment shared official renderings today for Caesars Virginia, its $500 million resort expected to break ground by the end of the year in Danville. Following incredible support by the voters of Danville...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 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 City Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building,...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Fire Department holds 9/11 commemoration

Flag placed on steel beam from the Sept. 11, 2001, collapse of the World Trade Center towers.

The Danville Fire Dept. today held a 20th anniversary commemoration for 9/11. The event was held outside the department’s Lynn Street headquarters/station, where a memorial featuring a six-foot, twisted steel I-beam from the collapse of the Worl...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Project Imagine honors third class of graduates

Graduates group photo - cropped

A ceremony was held on Wednesday for the third class of teenagers to complete the first phase of the expanded Project Imagine program. Five teenagers were in the class.

In the first phase, the teens received strength-based assessments using the Casey Life ...

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

Governor: Kegerreis Digital Marketing coming to city

News release from the Office of the Governor

Governor Ralph Northam announced that Kegerreis Digital Marketing, an integrated marketing and analytics company, will invest $1.7 million to relocate its headquarters from Pennsylvania to the City of Danville. ...

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

City Council continues push for vaccine

City Council members on Tuesday night continued their push for citizens to get inoculated against COVID-19 amid an ongoing surge in cases.

Vice Major Dr. Gary Miller said unvaccinated citizens endanger countless others.

“Every person that doesn&am...

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

Traffic plan takes effect for county music festival

Pittsylvania County traffic plan for Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 8, all crossovers on U.S. 29 between Blairs Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Dry Fork Road will be closed entirely or manned by Virginia State Police. This will continue through Monday, Sept. 13.

This traffic plan will accommodat...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: October 26, 2021

Arrest Photos

The information supplied are the Photos of individuals arrested (and the charge) in the previous seven days.

Arrest Photos in PDF format Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Arrest Information

The information supplied are the names of all individuals arrested (and the charge) in the previous seven days.

Arrest Information in PDF format Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Warrants

Warrant information, including race and sex of the accused offender, is based on information supplied by the complainant. All information is subject to verification prior to warrant service. If you know the location of any of the individuals on this list,...

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Warrant list in PDF format Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Reported Incidents

The information supplied is compiled from the incidents reported to the Danville Police Department in the prior seven day period.

Reported Incidents in PDF format Danville, VA Police Activity Report

News Flash

Posted on: October 22, 2021

10-22-2021 Pedestrian Hit and Run Suspect Arrested

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On 10-20-21 at approximately 6:42PM, officers responded to the 500 block of Apollo Avenue for a hit and run accident.  Two Danville residents, and the dog they were walking, were all struck in the incident.  Responding officers learned t...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2021

10-22-2021 Fatal Traffic Crash

On October 21st at approximately 9:45 PM, officers responded to a single vehicle accident in the 5000 block of Riverside Drive, involving a Nissan 240SX.  The vehicle was headed east bound at a high rate of speed before leaving the highway, strik...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2021

10-19-2021 Summer Operation Comes to Completion

Operation Freedom Graph

Summer operation nets fugitive arrests, firearms, drugs, and cash seizures

The Danville Police Department recently completed a three-month operation focused on reducing violent crime throughout the summer months of July through September.  

As part...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2021

10-13-2021 Green Street Community Walk and New Youth and Teen Center Announcement

New Peace Community Center

The Danville Police Department will be meeting at the new Peace Community Center, located at 827 Green St, previously known as the Green Street Police Precinct, today at 5:00 PM for a community walk.  The purpose of this event is to begin spreadi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

10-11-2021 Nicasio Antonio Guzman Arrest Photo Released

Nicasio Antonio Guzman

The Danville Police Department has arrested two individuals for the homicide of 88-year-old Elizabeth Morris Adkins.  24-year-old Lindsey Mae Johnson and 22-year-old Nicasio Antonio Guzman, both of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, have been arrested ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

10-11-2021 Two Arrests Made in Juless Street Homicide

Lindsey Mae Johnson

The Danville Police Department has arrested two individuals for the homicide of 88-year-old Elizabeth Morris Adkins.  24-year-old Lindsey Mae Johnson and 22-year-old Nicasio Antonio Guzman, both of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, have been arrested ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2021

10-10-2021 Police Investigating Homicide

Shortly after 10:45AM this morning, the Danville Police Department responded to a 911 call to the residence located at 368 Juless Street.  The 911 caller had located the resident unresponsive and believed deceased inside.  Responding off...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Victims Identified From 09-04-2021 Fatal Crash

The Danville Police Department, through investigation and cooperation with the Medical Examiner's Office of the Western District of Virginia, has verified the identities of two victims found after a single vehicle accident on September 4, 2021.  ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

09-09-2021 Police Respond to Bomb Threat at Galileo Magnet High School

At approximately 3:39PM today, the Danville Police Department responded to a call of a threat to bomb the Galileo Magnet High School, which was called to the school directly.  The quick response included securing the school, immediately starting ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2012

02-14-12 Burglary Arrest

At approximately 11:34 pm on 02-13-12, officers responded to Sacred Heart School, 540 Central Blvd., in reference to an alarm. Officers located 34 year old David Dwayne Dabbs of Danville in the area of the school.

After further investigation, Mr. Dabb...David Dwayne Dabbs

David Dwayne Dabbs Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2012

02-13-12 Charges Brought in Vehicle Crash

As a result of the investigation into the vehicle crash this afternoon on the Route 29 Expressway, the driver of the Nissan, John Joseph Beckelheimer, age 46 of Pittsylvania County was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Due to ongoing me...John Joseph Beckelheimer

John Joseph Beckelheimer Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2012

02-13-12 Vehicle Crash

At approximately 3:30 pm this afternoon Danville Police and EMS personnel responded to the Route 29 Expressway near Holland Road for a report of a vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Nissan Pickup was being operated by a 4...Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2012

01-24-12 Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle Update

The Danville Police Department continues to investigate an accident where a pedestrian was struck last week.

At approximately 8:20 pm on 1-17-12 a 21-year-old male was crossing Kemper Road coming from the area of Danville Community College when he was...Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases