Posted on: July 23, 2016

Free, outdoor movie series continues Friday

Summer Movie Series logo

Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series will continue at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 29 at Carrington Pavilion with the 2013 American 3D computer animated, musical fantasy-comedy film “Frozen.”

The film features the voices of Kristen Bell as Anna and Idi...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Danville Police launch ‘hot cars kill’ campaign

'Hot cars kill' windshield sign

Danville Police has launched a "hot cars kill" campaign to remind citizens not to leave loved ones in potentially deadly temperatures.

The campaign opens as the city experiences one of the hottest weeks this summer. Police say they hope if people see j...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

City arranges for cooling shelters to be available

Heat graphic with thermometer

The City of Danville has arranged for cooling shelters to be available this weekend due to expected hot and humid conditions. If you need shelter, call the non-emergency number of the city's Emergency Communications Center. The number is 434-799-5111.

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

Danville Utilities issues third peak power alert

Danville Utilities sign

Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today, Friday and Monday from 2 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 el...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

City Council authorizes $8.6M in bond financing

Municipal Building photo

City Council voted Tuesday night to authorize bond financing for nearly $3.8 million in school capital projects, $2.9 million in general city government projects, and $1.5 million in electric system projects.

The list of school projects includes $1.6 m...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Free concert Thursday will feature salsa, Latin jazz

Music on Main logo

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will continue in the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, with the classic salsa and Latin jazz of West End Mambo.

Formed in 1999, West End Mambo is comprised of musicians from N...Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2016

City schedules inspection of Schoolfield Dam

Danville Utilities building sign

A diving crew will be on the Dan River Tuesday and Wednesday, July 19-20, to conduct a routine inspection of the Schoolfield Dam. This inspection will not affect boating and recreational activities.

Danville Utilities has contracted with Marine Solutio...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Danville receives Virginia Main Street Merit award

(left to right) Jeff Sadler, Ernecia Coles and Bill Shelton with award

On behalf of the City of Danville, the River District Association was presented this week with a Virginia Main Street Merit Award for Best Downtown Public Improvement Project at the Virginia Main Street Downtown Intersections Conference in Staunton.

Th...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Middle Border Forward opens in new space

Middle Border Forward ribbon cutting

Danville city leaders joined other area leaders and citizens Thursday afternoon in celebrating the grand opening of Middle Border Forward’s new office in the Pace on Main building at 326 Main St.

Middle Border Forward began three years ago by the Danvi...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

City Council chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, July 19, 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 i...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Free, outdoor movie series continues Saturday

Summer Movie Series

Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series will continue at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Legion Field, home of the Danville Braves, with the 1989 American fantasy-drama film “Field of Dreams.”

The film stars Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jon...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2016

Jam on the Dan will feature tribute bands

Head Games band photo

Music lovers can rock on the river Saturday, July 16, when Danville Harvest Jubilee’s Jam on the Dan returns to the Carrington Pavilion.

This year’s tribute show will feature Head Games, A Tribute to Foreigner; Hysteria, a Greatest Hits Tribute to Def ...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

City asks power customers to conserve this week

Danville Utilities signage

Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power Wednesday and Thursday from 3 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 ele...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

British company chooses Danville for operation

Overfinch vehicle

Overfinch North America, British-owned enhancer of luxury 4x4 Range Rover vehicles, announced plans today to locate its engineering and production facility to 500 Stinson Drive in Danville.

This 15,600 square-foot facility, located in the Cyber Park, w...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Fire Department donates water to God's Pit Crew

Danville Fire Department logo

Employees of the Danville Fire Department on Monday donated more than $600 worth of water to God's Pit Crew of Danville .

"God’s Pit Crew goes beyond the call of duty to help families and communities throughout the nation in times of crisis; and the Fi...Read on...

Photo - Firefighters donate deliver donated water
Posted on: July 10, 2016

City seeks input for Schoolfield redevelopment

Reimagine That logo

The City of Danville invites residents in the Schoolfield Village community to attend a cookout that will serve as a kickoff event for redevelopment efforts in the community.

The cookout will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, at Hy...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

City marks completion of trail extension over bridge

Mayor Gilstrap speaks at ceremony

Danville officials on Thursday officially marked the opening of the Riverwalk Trail extension over the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge. The extension was built to connect the north and south banks of the Riverwalk Trail.

To mark the opening, a c...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2016

City asks power customers to conserve this week

Danville Utilities sign

Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today, Thursday and Friday from 3 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 system-wide...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Saunders sought to serve for 'good of all' as mayor

Sherman Saunders

Sherman Saunders bid farewell as mayor on Friday, saying, “All of my life, I have simply wanted to be a part of helping to bring people together, building a stronger community for the good of all.”

Saunders had served as mayor since Jan. 1, 2008. In Ma...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

City Council picks Gilstrap as mayor, Jones as vice mayor

Mayor John Gilstrap, left, and Vice Mayor Alonzo Jones

City Council on Friday elected Councilman John Gilstrap to serve as mayor and Councilman Alonzo Jones as vice mayor. They will serve as mayor and vice mayor for the next two years.

Gilstrap takes over for Councilman Sherman Saunders, who had served as...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Telvista adding 150 jobs to Danville facility

Telvista Danville photo - street view

Telvista, Inc., a leader in contact center solutions in the United States, announced today that it will bring approximately 150 new full-time jobs to the area, adding to its existing headcount for a total of over 650 jobs.

“Telvista has thrived in Danv...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Danville names Reynolds as deputy city manager

Earl Reynolds photo

The City of Danville today announced that Earl B. Reynolds Jr. has been selected as deputy city manager. He has served as director of community development since Nov. 2010.

The move will be effective Friday, July 1.

“I have had the privilege of wor...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2016

City offices will be closed on Independence Day

Municipal Building photo

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

In addition, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

Dan...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

City Council will hold inaugural meeting Friday

City Council chambers photo

Danville City Council will hold an inaugural meeting at noon Friday. The meeting is held every two years for the public swearing-in of winners of the City Council election, selection of a mayor and vice mayor, and issuance of seat assignments for each Cou...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 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 Liquid Pleasure playing a mix of dance, pop, R&B and rock music.

The series, formerly known as Fridays at the Crossing, will take place in t...Read on...