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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: April 18, 2014

Danville Home$ave will hold Earth Day celebration on Tuesday at Lowe’s

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Representatives from Danville Utilities’ Home$ave energy efficiency rebate program will be on location at Lowe’s Home Improvement, located at 280 Lowe’s Drive in Danville, on Tuesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to... Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

City government offices, library closed on Easter Monday

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The Municipal Building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, April 21, in observance of Easter Monday as a holiday.

In addition, the public library will be closed and Danville... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

Moon River Thai plans to open adjacent historic North Theatre

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A Thai restaurant has started renovations to a building on North Main Street adjacent to the historic North Theatre in Danville. Results from a recent dining survey from the Office of Economic Development were instrumental... Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

City urges all citizens to take ‘Make Danville Shine Pledge’

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The city of Danville invites all citizens to take the “Make Danville Shine Pledge” to spend an hour, a day or a weekend to beautify their homes and neighborhoods during the month of May.

To assist in the effort, all... Read on...

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Posted on: April 18, 2014

Local group provides seed money for high-tech swim safety company

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A local group that recruits, develops and retains budding entrepreneurs will invest $250,000 to help a third high-tech company come to the River District. This seed money from The Launch Place will go to a North... Read on...

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Posted on: April 16, 2014

Danville Utilities reminds customers to call before digging

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Danville area residents and businesses are being reminded to dial 811 before they dig to avoid hitting underground water, gas, electrical and communication lines.

Danville Utilities and other utility companies are using... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2014

City Council holds public hearings on school budget, tax rate

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Danville City Council held a public hearing Tuesday night on the budget proposed by the Danville City School Board. In addition, a public hearing was held on a proposal to maintain the city’s current property tax rate at 73 cents.

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Posted on: April 9, 2014

Danville Utilities receives national recognition for reliable electric operations

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Danville Utilities is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing consumers... Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2014

Danville seeks vendors for home improvement expo

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The City of Danville is seeking qualified vendors and tradesmen to participate in a home maintenance and landscaping expo scheduled from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, at the Community Market.

This expo will kick... Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2014

Local churches unite for Danville Sings

Music spread across Main Street on Saturday afternoon as the first Danville Sings event was held at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. In partnership with Danville United, the concert brought together singers from more than a dozen churches.

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Posted on: April 4, 2014

City issues disclaimer regarding water line insurance offers

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The City of Danville wants its water customers to know that the city is not affiliated with any private company offering water line insurance. In addition, the city does not endorse any insurance company.

Over the past... Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2014

Get Fit Challenge kicks off at Main Street Riverwalk Trailhead ceremony

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Calling the Riverwalk Trail one of Danville’s greatest assets, Danville leaders gathered on Friday to mark the completion of a new trailhead. The trailhead, which begins at the intersection of Patton and Bridge streets,... Read on...

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Posted on: April 3, 2014

City reveals JTI Fountain, celebrates opening of Main Street Plaza

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The City of Danville on Wednesday revealed the JTI Fountain and gave the community its first opportunity to enjoy the new Main Street Plaza located in the heart of the River District at the intersection of Main and Craghead... Read on...

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Posted on: April 2, 2014

Danville utilities director resigns to take position in Arkansas

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Danville City Manager Joe King announced today the resignation of Steve G. Saum as director of utilities. Saum is leaving to take a position in Hope, Ark.

His resignation is effective April 25.

“We are sorry to see... Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2014

City Council approves resolution on state budget cooperation

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Danville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to send a resolution to Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the General Assembly, urging them to pass a budget.

The resolution calls on state leaders “to pass a budget as soon... Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

City closes Abreu-Grogan Park for removal of coal ash deposit

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The City of Danville on Tuesday closed Abreu-Grogan Park on Memorial Drive to allow a Duke Energy contractor to begin removal of a large deposit of coal ash from the Dan River near the Schoolfield Dam.

Duke Energy expects... Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2014

Unpermitted discharge occurs at Danville’s biosolids storage facility

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An unpermitted discharge of decanted liquid from a biosolids storage basin occurred Monday morning at the City of Danville’s Southside Treatment Plant on Gypsum Road. The plant is used as a pumping station and storage... Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2014

Attorney General Mark Herring visits with law enforcement officials

Gangs, child pornography, burglaries and thefts were discussed during Attorney General Mark Herring’s visit with local law enforcement officials Thursday. Herring’s stop in Danville was part of a two-week statewide public safety tour

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Posted on: March 27, 2014

Mechanicsville neighborhood gets its place in history

A small community near downtown Danville with a rich history has been named to the Virginia Landmarks Register. The historic designation is for the Mechanicsville neighborhood, which is bordered by Floyd, High, North Ridge and Upper streets.

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Posted on: March 25, 2014

City Council continues review of budget draft

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Danville City Council met Tuesday night, March 25, to continue its review of a draft version of the city’s budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

The process includes a department-by-department review. The... Read on...

Posted on: March 22, 2014

Riverside Drive detour scheduled this week

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Weather permitting, all three eastbound lanes of Riverside Drive (alternating) from Piney Forest Road to Neal Court will be closed daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Monday, March 24, through Friday, March 28, to allow... Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2014

Deadline approaching for Festival in the Park vendor applications

Festival in the Park Inc. is accepting arts and craft vendor applications for this year’s Festival in the Park, which will be held May 16-18 in Ballou Park.

Accepted arts and crafts include, acrylic, collage, graphics,... Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2014

Parks and Recreation closes Riverwalk Trail restroom for repairs

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Parks and Recreation temporarily has closed the restroom facility located on the Riverwalk Trail near Public Works to allow for repairs. A portable toilet will be placed near the facility for public use. Repairs are expected to take three weeks.

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