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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: September 2, 2014

Danville Utilities now offering free gas pilot lighting service

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In preparation for the winter heating season, Danville Utilities will ignite natural gas furnace pilot lights free of charge for customers who call on or before Sept. 19 to schedule pilot lighting services.

To request... Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2014

Inspection finds no problems at Schoolfield Dam

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Danville Utilities and STS Hydro officials found no problems during their inspection of the Schoolfield Dam. The water level at the dam was lowered about 15 feet Thursday, allowing them to inspect the wood and metal normally submerged behind the dam.

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Posted on: September 1, 2014

Governor declares September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia

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Governor Terry McAuliffe has recognized September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia, calling on families, business owners and communities to take specific steps to be ready for emergencies.

“Most Virginians know... Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2014

New firm opens in River District

Solex Architecture formally opened its new office on Craghead Street on Thursday. Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina, Solex offers design services for all aspects of building. Solex is short for “solution exploration.”

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Posted on: August 28, 2014

Foundation provides grant to help students learn while serving community

The Danville Regional Foundation has provided a grant to Averett University to create a center that will match university and community college students with local businesses and nonprofit organizations through internships and service-learning programs.

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Posted on: August 28, 2014

City government offices, library and courthouse closed on Labor Day

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The Municipal Building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day.

In addition, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center... Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2014

Foundation announces creation of RiverBank Fund

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The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region (CFDRR) has announced that it has established the RiverBank Fund to gather substantial donations throughout Virginia and North Carolina earmarked for the protection and... Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2014

State officials urge citizens to register for Great SouthEast ShakeOut drill

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Many Virginians remember where they were and how they reacted Aug. 23, 2011, when an historic 5.8 earthquake centered in Louisa County knocked homes and buildings from foundations, destroyed schools and heavily damaged the... Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2014

Parks and Recreation will host open public forum on Sept. 10

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Danville Parks and Recreation will be hosting an open public form at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 in the Pepsi Building in order to gather input from the community.

“We are in the process of developing a master plan that will... Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2014

The Launch Place announces pre-seed investment program

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To help innovative entrepreneurs expedite the early stages of their start-up development process, The Launch Place announced today a new investment initiative called the Pre-Seed Investment Program to further these... Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2014

City Council accepts transfer of property for a park

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Danville City Council voted Tuesday night to accept a 105.6 acre-gift of property offered by a local family for future recreational use.

Ormond Keister Evans Jr., Judith C. Evans and Bob N. Evans Sr. are gifting to the... Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2014

Danville welcomes American Legion Riders

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Danville Parks and Recreation organized a biscuit breakfast Tuesday morning at Dan Daniel Memorial Park for the more than 300 motorcyclists participating in the American Legion Legacy Run.

The public was invited to attend... Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

Facelift begins for children's area at library

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The children’s area at the main branch of the Danville Public Library is getting a facelift. Crews and library staff have cleared out the children's area on the top floor, packing up the books in hundreds of boxes.

The... Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

Police investigating irregularities in Utilities Department

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The Danville Police Department is investigating the possible abuse of overtime pay and illegal use of company credit cards among certain work groups in the Danville Utilities Department. In addition, police are investigating... Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2014

Community Market sign points the way to Danville USA

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How many cities and towns named “Danville” are located in the United States? Where are they located? Which direction and how far away are they from Danville, Virginia?

The City of Danville has erected a sign at the... Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2014

Commission gives thumbs-up to River District projects

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River District Design Commission approves renovations to the exterior design of the former Dan River Research Building. The renovations include placing awnings over entrance doors. Commission also approves improvements for Rippe’s and Pemberton Lofts.

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Posted on: August 7, 2014

Council rejects ban on skateboard use in Main Street Plaza

Danville City Council rejected Thursday night a proposed ban on the use of skateboards in the Main Street Plaza. The rejection came when a motion to enact the ban died for lack of a second.

Instead of a ban, Councilman... Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2014

Aiken Bridge repairs completed, all lanes now open

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Aiken Bridge repairs are complete and all lanes on Central Boulevard are now open for travel.

Bridge repairs began in early May with the closure of the inside or passing lanes, restricting motorists to one lane of travel... Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2014

Police urge citizens to fight crime by reporting suspicious activity

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Danville Police used this year’s annual National Night Out Against Crime events across the city to promote partnerships between police and neighborhoods. Police Chief Philip Broadfoot said citizens can assist by reporting suspicious activity to police.

Danville celebrates National Night Out...
Posted on: August 6, 2014

Danville resident saved by smoke alarm

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The Fire Department’s smoke alarm program continues to save lives, the most recent being the life of a North Danville resident.

On Saturday, Aug. 2, the Danville Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 159... Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2014

Contractor begins vegetation management assessment for city utilities

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ACRT Inc., an Ohio-based company, has begun inspecting the right-of-ways of Danville Utilities’ electric distribution lines. In addition, the company is collecting vegetation samples.

The initial inspections and... Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2014

Hot yoga studio locates to the River District

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Hot Asana Yoga Studio today announced its plans to locate to the Pemberton Lofts at 541 Bridge St. in the River District. Virginia Gallagher, owner, plans to bring an approach to health and wellness that includes daily... Read on...

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