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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: August 1, 2014

Concert series continues tonight with Funky Bone

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Tonight’s Fridays at the Crossing concert featuring the band Funky Bone is still being held. Due to the rain, the event has been relocated to the Carrington Pavilion. Gates will open at 6 p.m. Admission will be free... Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2014

City reopens Abreu-Grogan Park, schedules boat demo program

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Danville Parks and Recreation today reopened Abreu-Grogan Park on Memorial Drive to the public, and the department will hold its first program at the park on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The program will feature boating... Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2014

Manhole repairs will restrict travel Monday on West Main Street

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Travel in the right, southbound lane of West Main Street from Kimberly Avenue to Withers Road will be restricted from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4, to allow for manhole repairs. Motorists are urged to be alert to altered traffic patterns.

Posted on: July 30, 2014

Natural and organic food producer moving to Danville

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Sky Valley Foods, a North Carolina-based maker of natural and organic sauces and salad dressings, announced today that it is relocating to Airside Industrial Park in Danville, where the company expects to expand its business... Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2014

Governor visits Danville, talks about jobs, education and the economy

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe was in Danville on Tuesday with his wife and entire Cabinet. His focus during multiple stops was jobs, education and the economy. "Let's use today as a launching pad for what we need to do to grow this economy," McAuliffe said.

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

Mayor, county board chairman say partnerships key to moving forward

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Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders and Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jessie Barksdale told local business leaders Tuesday that the city and county are sound financially, and the key to moving forward... Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2014

North Danville neighborhood to get new gas lines

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Danville is moving closer toward replacing all of the city’s 356 miles of gas lines – some installed as far back as the 1920s. Nearly four miles of pipes in the North Danville area from Fagan Street to Northmont Boulevard are next for replacement.

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Posted on: July 25, 2014

Golden Leaf Bistro celebrates one-year anniversary in River District

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Danville city officials and staff gathered Friday morning at Golden Leaf Bistro on Craghead Street as the River District restaurant continued its week-long celebration of its one-year anniversary.

William Gentry,... Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2014

Demolition bids for Brantly Steam Station vary widely

The city of Danville received three bids for the demolition of the Brantly Steam Station and pump house. The bids, which vary by more than $1 million, are under review. Demolition would provide space to expand the adjoining Brantly electrical substation.

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Posted on: July 24, 2014

Danville Transit unveils changes to bus routes

Danville Transit is overhauling its bus routes. The changes, which take effect Aug. 4, include renaming five of its fixed routes, slightly altering the path and service schedules for three routes, and adding stops at the new YMCA.

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Posted on: July 24, 2014

DCC lands more money for precision machining program

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Danville Community College’s precision machining and welding program has landed another grant. The National Institute for Metalworking and the Gene Haas Foundation will send $2,500 to help local students get industry certifications before they graduate.

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

City Council members tour U.S. Green Energy facility

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City Council members tour U.S. Green Energy production facility and learn of production equipment upgrades, potential customer leads, and current contract discussions that include sale of solar light poles to Haiti, Pakistan and a country in Africa.

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Posted on: July 16, 2014

Library’s new website takes patrons beyond bricks, mortar and books

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The Danville Public Library has launched a redesigned website that better reflects the extension of a modern library far beyond bricks, mortar and books.

The site can be found at a new web address – www.readdanvilleva.org... Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2014

Duke Energy, EPA brief City Council on river cleanup

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Duke Energy has completed the cleanup of a coal ash deposit and river sediment near the Schoolfield Dam, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will scale back its monitoring of the Dan River.

City Council received... Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2014

Former Piedmont Hardware building undergoes redevelopment

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The former Piedmont Hardware building on Craghead Street will gain new life as office space and add to a growing River District. Local businessman Rick Barker purchased the 21,000 square-foot building last year. Ground floor offices will open in November.

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Posted on: July 15, 2014

New technology helping Danville Police Department

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The Danville Police Department recently received a Smart Board for use in morning patrol briefings, department training and special operations. The large, interactive monitor connects to a computer and provides visual display of data and pictures.

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Posted on: July 11, 2014

Danville Utilities releases expanded water quality report

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The Danville Utilities Department has released an expanded water quality report that provides information on regulated compounds, the cleanup of coal ash and sediment from the Dan River, and the upcoming trihalomethane... Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2014

Aiken Bridge repairs near completion, lane closures continue

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Lane closures on Central Boulevard continue as repairs to the Aiken Bridge near an end. Weather permitting, repairs are expected to be completed within the next two to three weeks.

Until then, the right northbound and... Read on...

Posted on: July 9, 2014

Industrial Development Authority chooses T. Neal Morris as new chairman

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The Industrial Development Authority has chosen T. Neal Morris as its chairman. He was nominated by Richard Turner, who has headed the authority for almost 10 years. The group facilitates redevelopment in industrial parks and River District properties.

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Posted on: July 8, 2014

Danville schedules activities for citizens to Get Out and Play

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City Council recently proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation Month in Danville in honor of National Parks and Recreation Month.

“This month, we want the citizens of Danville to get out and play,” said Bill Sgrinia. “We... Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2014

Trail section at YMCA temporarily closed on weekdays

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The Riverwalk Trail section at the new Danville Family YMCA is now closed for periods of time on weekdays to allow construction crews to work on the building exterior facing the river.

The closure began Tuesday, July 8... Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2014

International grocery market opens in downtown Danville

South Ridge Grocery International Market is now open on South Ridge Street. International items include beverage syrups, pickles, spices, chutneys, tea cracker cookies, rice and specialty flour varieties. The store sells fresh goat, lamb and beef.

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

City Council allows court fee for electronic summons system

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Danville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow Circuit and District courts in Danville to assess a $5 fee to pay for an electronic summons system that will make it easier for police to write traffic tickets... Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2014

City Council selects Saunders as mayor, Miller as vice mayor

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City Council voted Tuesday for Councilman Sherman Saunders to continue to serve as mayor of Danville, and it chose Councilman Dr. Gary Miller to continue as vice mayor.

Their terms as mayor and vice mayor will be for two... Read on...



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