Posted on: November 17, 2017

Top things to do in Danville this weekend

The Buddy Holly Story poster

We have another big weekend ahead! Cheer on the GW Eagles in football playoff action Friday night as they look to knock off defending state champion Salem High School and advance to the region finals.

Friday night also features two theater productions, wit...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 15, 2017

December on the Dan holiday events set

Christmas Tree

Danville Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the River District Association, recently launched a new marketing effort promoting holiday events in Danville called December on the Dan. The event listing will appear in various advertising venues and on...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Holiday Bazaar to feature more than 100 vendors

Holiday Bazaar 2017 poster

Kick off your holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the annual Holiday Bazaar. The show will feature more than 100 vendor booths displaying home-baked goods, handmade crafts, wine, honey, meats, wreaths and late season produce.

The event is held at the C...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 11, 2017

Realtors, Post 1097 hand house keys to veteran

Charles Duke receives key to house during ceremony

A fully renovated home that sits on Dallas Avenue in the Schoolfield community now belongs to a former Marine and Afghanistan war veteran who served nearly 10 years before suffering a traumatic brain injury.

The keys and deed were handed over to Charles Ed...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2017

City Council seeks money for three street projects

Photo of exterior of Municipal Building

City Council last night adopted a series of resolutions requesting the Virginia Department of Transportation allow unspent money previously allocated to Danville to be used for three projects.

The projects are as follows:

• Street and sidewalk impr...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 9, 2017

City urges continuation of historic tax credits

Reimagine That Danville logo

Danville City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to adopt a resolution urging President Donald Trump and Congress to keep the Federal Historic Tax Credit Program, which encourages the redevelopment of historic and abandoned buildings.

In Danville alo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Police officers taking part in ‘No Shave November’

Police logo

During the month of November, you may notice some Danville Police officers wearing a little more facial hair than normal. 

The Police Department will be allowing officers to participate in "No Shave November" sponsored by the Fraternal O...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Top things to do in Danville this weekend

Xanadu poster

What a weekend ahead! Cheer on the GW Eagles in football playoff action Friday night as they look to avenge their only loss of the season against Amherst County and advance to the region semifinals.

Friday night also marks the opening night of two theater ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2017

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

Photo of City Council chambers

City Council will meet Thursday, Nov. 9, 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 is lo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Courthouse will be closed Friday for Veterans Day

Courthouse exterior photo

(Posted Tuesday, Nov. 7) The James F. Ingram Justice Center (Danville courthouse) will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10, for the Veterans Day holiday. The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be open.

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 3, 2017

Mayor’s committee seeks ways to engage youths

Photo of exterior of Municipal Building

A mayor’s committee that is focusing on how best to engage youths in Danville wants to take a look a models used successfully by other cities.

That approach was the consensus of the Mayor’s Committee on Youth following much debate at it...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 2, 2017

Top things to do in Danville this weekend

Veterans Day parade photo

The weekend offers several events from which to choose, beginning on Friday with the Science Center’s Science After Dark and ending Sunday with the annual Veterans Parade.

SCIENCE AFTER DARK

When: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Danville Science Center, 67...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Patton Street project moves to next phase

Traffic alert sign

The Patton Street storm water drainage project is expected to move to its second phase this week. During this phase, South Market Street will be closed. Patton Street will remain closed to through traffic, with northbound traffic detoured onto Court Stree...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 30, 2017

'Take-back Day’ nets more than 250 pounds of meds

Photo od prescription drugs collected during 'Take-back Day'

Danville Police are pleased with the turnout at Saturday’s prescription drug “Take-back Day.” A total of 267.8 pounds of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs were collected.

The event was held in the parking lot of Kare Pha...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 27, 2017

City Parks and Recreation receives three awards

PlayDanville logo

Danville Parks and Recreation received three awards during the Virginia Recreation and Parks Society’s 63rd Annual Conference last week; Best New Program, Best New Renovation and Best Promotional Effort.

“As always, we are very proud to...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Halloween to be observed on Tuesday, Oct. 31

Halloween Jack O'Lanterns

Halloween trick-or-treating in Danville will be observed on Tuesday, Oct. 31. With that date fast approaching, the Danville Police Department urges citizens to prepare for the activity so that children enjoy the boo, and avoid the boo-boos.

To assist in ma...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 25, 2017

Top things to do in Danville this weekend

Martinsville Speedway on race day

The weekend offers several events from which to choose, ranging from Halloween-themed events to the final Farmers’ Market of the season. Or take a short drive to Martinsville for NASCAR action.

RACE WEEKEND AT MARTINSVILLE

When: Friday, Saturday a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 24, 2017

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

Danville Utilities sign on building

Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a payment scam involving a threat to disconnect service if payment of their utility bill is not made immediately. Businesses are the target.

In this scam, the businesses received a phone call from an indivi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 24, 2017

Conference set Oct. 31 for domestic violence

Stop domestic violence poster

Learn more about domestic violence in communities and the laws protecting the rights of victims of domestic violence at a conference to be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Center for Housing Education at 502 Franklin St.

The event...

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