Posted on: August 24, 2016

City to lower water level Tuesday to inspect dam

Schoolfield Dam

Danville Utilities and STS Hydro will be lowering the water level behind the Schoolfield Dam on Tuesday, Aug. 30, to allow for inspection of the dam structure below the normal water level.

A visual inspection is conducted periodically to make sure ther...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

Governor set to come to Danville next month

Governor speaking Sept. 9, 2015, at ag conference

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be in Danville on Thursday, Sept. 8, to make an economic development announcement. The governor will speak at 1 p.m. at the Charles Hawkins Building, which is located at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.

The e...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

Free, outdoor movie series concludes Saturday

Summer Movie series logo

Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series will conclude at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, with the fantasy action film “Pokemon: The First Movie.” The movie is free and will play outside on a 20-foot screen that will be set up in the public parking lot on Ma...Read on...

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

Southern Power targets Berry Hill industrial site

Berry Hill Industrial Park map

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power is in the preliminary phase of developing land for a natural gas generating facility in Pittsylvania County, located in southern Virginia.

As part of Southern Power's strategic plan to secure potential generat...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

City Council hears first report on GW stadium

Municipal Building

City Council on Tuesday received a preliminary report that outlined three plans for renovating the 45-year-old J.T. Christopher Stadium. Consultants are recommending an option that would include a new track and an artificial turf.

In addition to a new ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

The Launch Place makes 10th startup investment

The Launch Place logo

The Launch Place announced Wednesday that it is investing $50,000 in CAARMO, to further validate market demand. Upon validation, CAARMO will have the opportunity to receive additional investment of $200,000 once milestones are achieved.

CAARMO offers...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Free, outdoor movie series continues Saturday

Summer Movie Series logo

Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series will continue at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the outdoor stage in Ballou Park with the 2015 Disney Pixar animated comedy-adventure film “Inside Out.”

The film is set in the mind of a young girl named Riley...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

Music series concludes with back-to-school bash

Music on Main logo

Danville Parks and Recreation’s music series Music on Main will wrap up on Thursday, Aug. 18, with a back to school bash including a band, a jump rope record holder, face painting and a 30-foot-tall waterslide.

The free event will be held at the Main S...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

City sets up ‘Safe Exchange Zone’ for citizens

Safe Exchange Zone sign

The City of Danville has created a “Safe Exchange Zone” for use by citizens who are meeting to complete an online or phone transaction, or even for couples who are involved in custody agreements and want a public place to pick up their children.

The zo...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Danville Utilities issues peak power alert

Danville Utilities sign

Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today, Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak alert issued by its wholesale power supplier. Peak alerts are issued when it is anticipated that the demand for ...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

City sets up barricades on Riverwalk Trail section

Photo of shoulder collapse on Riverwalk Trail

Riverwalk Trail users, be advised that a section of the Riverwalk has been closed and barricade due to a collapse of the shoulder adjacent to the pavement.

The section is located behind the Public Works facility, downstream from the restrooms. Users c...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Music series concludes with back-to-school bash

Music on Main logo

Danville Parks and Recreation’s music series Music on Main will wrap up on Thursday, Aug. 18, with a back to school bash including a band, a jump rope record holder, face painting and a 30-foot-tall waterslide.

The free event will be held at the Main S...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

City Council OKs permit for coffee, wine bar

City Council chambers

City Council voted Thursday night to grant a special use permit for two Danville entrepreneurs to operate a restaurant in the former automobile repair and gas station at 1009 Main St., which is adjacent the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.

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Posted on: August 4, 2016

Major agency upgrades Danville’s bond rating

Municipal Building photo

Moody’s Investor Services announced this week that it has upgraded the City of Danville’s bond rating. With the higher score, the City now has higher tier ratings from all three major credit rating agencies.

Moody’s raised the City’s score from “A1” to...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Farmers’ market will hold cooking demo Saturday

Farmers' Market logo

The Danville Farmers’ Market will feature a cooking demonstration by Alani Adkins ofVirginia Cooperative Extension on Saturday, Aug. 6. The demonstration kicks off National Farmers’ Week.

The event begins at 8 a.m. It is free and open to the public.
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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Tickets available for Jake Owen concert Saturday

Jake Owen photo

Tickets remain available for Danville Harvest Jubilee’s concert featuring RCA Nashville recording artist Jake Owen. He will perform live at the Carrington Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 6.

The concert is part the Summer Concert Series. Gates open at 6 p.m....Read on...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Outdoor summer concert series continues Friday

River District Fridays logo

Danville Harvest Jubilee will continue its River District Fridays music series on Friday, July 1, with the band Funky Bone playing funk rock music.

The series, formerly known as Fridays at the Crossing, will take place in the Community Market parking l...Read on...

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