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Posted on: January 30, 2015

NASCAR officially inducts Wendell Scott into Hall of Fame

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Danville native son Wendell Scott was officially inducted Friday night into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, with son Franklin Scott proudly proclaiming, “It is my hope and desire that tonight will serve as inspiration and... Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2015

Pickleball sweeps Danville

Pickleball, the fastest growing baby boomer sport in the nation, has taken the Danville region by storm. Danville has five new outdoor pickleball courts, and for winter play, the city now has 15 indoor courts available at different times of the week.

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Posted on: January 27, 2015

Committee discuses electric service strengths, weaknesses

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The steering committee that will make recommendations on how best to cost-effectively serve Danville’s electric customers discussed on Tuesday the strengths and weaknesses of the current electric operations.

Among the... Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Cabin Fever Music Series kicks off Friday at Community Market

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The new Cabin Fever Music Series will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Community Market. The first show in the Americana, blues and eclectic acoustic music series will feature The Harwell Grice Band. Roy Norton and Jay... Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Inside lanes closed as Riverside Drive turning lane project continues

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UPDATE POSTED TUESDAY, JAN. 27: The Riverside Drive turning lane project continues this week. The contract crew currently is working in the median near Cambridge Drive. The inside travel lanes – both eastbound and westbound... Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2015

Duke Energy awaiting excavation plan approval

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Duke Energy is still awaiting approval of excavation plans the company submitted in November for ash stored at the Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C., and at three other sites deemed a high priority.

If approved, the... Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2015

Council approves four rezoning cases

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Danville City Council gave its unanimous approval Tuesday night to four rezoning cases, including one that would allow the addition of a wholesale trade operation at Leggett Town & Country on Mount Cross Road.

Leggett... Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2015

Noblis steps up to handle big data in big way

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Noblis has been busy the last three years growing what the company calls strawberries. These strawberries, or funded projects use four supercomputers, more than eight data sets and four algorithms and data pipelines at the Bridge Street office.

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Posted on: January 16, 2015

City among Community Foundation grant recipients

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The City of Danville was among the recipients of two grants from the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.

The Division of Social Services was awarded $24,000 to provide critical and emergency financial assistance... Read on...

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Posted on: January 15, 2015

Office of Economic Development selects Teague as assistant director

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Corrie Teague has been selected as the assistant director for the Danville Office of Economic Development.

As assistant director, she will oversee capital projects and assist in developing industrial park properties and... Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2015

Inside lanes closed as Riverside Drive turning lane project begins

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UPDATE POSTED THURSDAY, JAN. 15: The Riverside Drive turn lane project is under way. The inside lanes – both eastbound and westbound – between Vandola Road and Avalon Drive are closed, and will remain closed until further... Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Mount Cross Road project gets thumbs-up from residents, business owners

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Mount Cross Road residents and business owners said they are pleased with the road widening project now that their suggestions have been incorporated into the draft plan. The project will widen the road to four lanes from Lowes Drive to the city limits.

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Posted on: January 9, 2015

Using photo source, artist makes unique creations

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The paintings of Danville city employee and artist Lee Farley will be on display for the foreseeable future at the Historic North Theatre’s newly re-opened Carrington Gallery. His works on display are landscapes created by a scratchboard technique.

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Posted on: January 8, 2015

Money available for business development in targeted areas

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The Danville Office of Economic Development held a workshop this week to teach business owners and investors how to qualify for a state program that provides grants for creating jobs in designated areas, known as enterprise zones. Danville has two zones.

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Posted on: January 8, 2015

Danville Utilities thanks customers for conserving during peak periods

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Danville Utilities thanks customers for their efforts to conserve energy during two peak power periods this week. Customer usage peaked at 214 megawatts at 8 a.m. Thursday, down 15 megawatts from a record 229.7 megawatts in... Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2015

Council hears presentation on police-community relations

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Danville Police Chief Philip Broadfoot gave City Council an exhaustive rundown on departmental policies and procedures in use to create a mutually respectful relationship between police officers and the community during a presentation Tuesday night.

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Posted on: January 7, 2015

Space heater or kerosene heater? Danville Fire Marshal weighs in

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With bitter cold weather, you might want a space heater or a kerosene heater -- but which is safer? Danville Fire Marshal says both are safe if used properly. Firefighters respond on average to four fire calls a year related to space or kerosene heaters.

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Posted on: January 7, 2015

City will hold public hearing Thursday on Mount Cross Road widening

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The City of Danville will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 8, regarding the location and design of proposed widening improvements to Mount Cross Road between Lowes Drive and the city limits.

The hearing will be... Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2015

Committee continues electric services study

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The fifth meeting of a steering committee that will make recommendations on how best to cost-effectively serve Danville’s electric customers was held on Monday. The meeting was taped and is airing daily on River City TV,... Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2015

Danville water system nationally recognized for second straight year

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The Office of Drinking Water announces that the city of Danville water system has received a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The award recognizes community... Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2015

Danville will hold enterprise zone program workshop on Jan. 7

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Danville’s Office of Economic Development will hold a workshop on Jan. 7 for business owners and property owners interested in taking advantage of incentives offered under the enterprise zone program. To register, contact the economic development office.

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