News Flash

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
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Library hosting donation December amnesty program

Ruby B. Archie Public Library staff will host the Donation December amnesty program through Jan. 7, offering patrons with negative balances the opportunity to give back to the community while reducing the amount of money owed.

During the program, patrons m...

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

City Council takes step to construct shell building

The City Council earlier this week another step toward construction of shell building in the Cyber Park by voting to approve a moral obligation for a loan to pay for the construction. 

This 30,000 square foot building will be constructed on Lot 10...

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

Holiday Bazaar to feature more than 100 vendors

Kick off your holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 20, 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 17, 2021

Riverside Drive paving to shift traffic patterns

Starting Thursday, Nov. 18, asphalt milling and paving operations will require frequent shifts in traffic patterns on Riverside Drive from Audubon Drive to Locust Lane. Both eastbound and westbound travel will be affected.

The intersections at Riverside Dr...

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

Danville among winners in Digital Cities Survey

The City of Danville is one of 10 cities in its population category to be recognized in the 2021 Digital Cities Survey for its use of technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services, and strengthen cybersecurity.

The Center for Digital Government ...

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

Health District clinic to offer vaccine for ages 5-11

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...

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

Parks and Recreation offers park-building guide

Danville Parks and Recreation joins Westmoreland Neighborhood Organization (WNO) in celebrating their landmark achievement of reaching a fundraising goal for their park. The desire for this greenspace to be transformed into a community park was shared bet...

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

DCC dedicates, names welding facility

News release by Danville Community College

On Monday, November 15, Danville Community College (DCC) and the Danville Community College Educational Foundation held a dedication and naming ceremony for their state-of-the-art welding facility, now known offic...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Chamber of Commerce names interim leader

News release by the Chamber of Commerce

DANVILLE, VA – The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce has appointed an interim President and CEO as it begins the search for a permanent executive to replace the former President and CEO, Alex...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 12, 2021

City Council will meet in a business session

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 16, in a business session. No work session is scheduled. The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 ...

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

Police chief, fire chief among parade honorees

News release by Riverview Rotary Club

Riverview Rotary is pleased to honor six organizational leaders as our 2021 Grand Marshals in the “A Bright Nights and Holiday Nights” themed parade scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 202...

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

Health District clinic to offer all three vaccines

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District is hosting a mobile clinic offering all three COVID-19 vaccines and boosters located at Christ Temple at 180 Kentuck Roa...

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

Holiday schedule for offices, services

Happy Thanksgiving image

The Municipal Building and all other city government offices will be closed on Thursday, 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 hou...

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

Project Imagine honors fourth class of graduates

Project Imagine graduating class honored during ceremony Thursday, Nov. 4.

Four teenagers were honored Thursday for completing life skills training as part of the City of Danville’s Project Imagine program, which strives to give gang-affiliated teens a future off the streets.

With the latest class of graduates, four cla...

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

Holiday ornament design winner named

Winning ornament design

In August, Danville Parks and Recreation prompted the Danville community to create a design for the ornament that is always sold at the Community Holiday Light Show every December. This is the first ever community-designed ornament the Light Show has ever...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Voters approve sales tax referendums for schools

News release from the Danville Public Schools

Several Danville Public Schools facilities will soon get new life, thanks to Danville’s support of the one percent sales tax and its accompanying bond referendum in Tuesday’s election. Preliminary election resu...

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

Health District to offer Moderna vaccinations

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations on the next three Fridays – November 5, 12 and 19 – at the Ballou Park Recreation Center at 760 ...

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

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Thursday, Nov. 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 ...

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

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing next four Fridays

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

(DANVILLE, Va.) – The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing on the next four Fridays -- October 29 and November 5, 12 and 19-- at the Ballou Park ...

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

Market Monster Mash returns Oct. 31

Danville Parks and Recreation is holding the annual Market Monster Mash on October 31 at the Danville Community Market from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees will be able to participate in trunk-or-treat, pumpkin painting, caricatures, a photo booth, and more!&a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
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