Posted on: May 24, 2017

Council finds consensus on closing budget gap

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City Council reached a consensus Tuesday night on how to balance the proposed budget for the next fiscal year, which begins on July 1. The measures include, for example, an increase in the attrition rate, an upward revision of revenue forecasts and a dela...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

City closes Riverwalk Trail section near Anglers Park

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A section of Riverwalk Trail upriver from Anglers Park is closed due to the collapse of a culvert.

Users who access the trail from the Anglers Park Trailhead will not be able to access the remainder of the trail toward Dan Daniel Memorial Park due to the c...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

City Council will discuss budget tonight

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City Council will meet tonight in a special work session to discuss options for balancing the proposed budget for the next fiscal year, which begins on July 1. The session will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council conference room, which is located on th...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

City offices will be closed on Memorial Day

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.

In addition, the public library will be closed.

Danville Transit will not operate, but Senior Transportation Servic...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Police warn of traffic congestion at graduations

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With Pittsylvania County Schools graduation ceremonies set for Friday evening and Saturday at Averett University’s north campus, the Danville Police Department reminds motorists to expect heavy traffic in the area.

Gretna High School’s grad...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Danville named Playful City for 10th year

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Once again, Danville has been recognized as Playful City USA by national non-profit KaBOOM!, marking the 10th time the community has been honored.

“We hold the streak for the most designations in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Danville Par...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

City Council OKs school budget, three tax hikes

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City Council voted Tuesday night to adopt a school budget that included an increase of $1.6 million in local funding for school operations. Council also approved higher tax rates for real estate, personal property and lodging, but not meals and aircraft.

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Riverwalk Trail section still closed for repairs

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UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the repairs to the Riverwalk Trail boardwalk behind Holiday Inn Express on Riverside Drive will take longer than expected.

That section of the trail will remain closed until further notice. Trail users are encourage...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

‘Make Danville Shine Month’ at halfway point

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The fifth annual “Make Danville Shine” campaign has reached the halfway point. The goal of the campaign is to encourage every citizen to focus on maintenance, upkeep and beautification of their property and to assist neighbors who may not be able to do so...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Danville will host region baseball tournament

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Danville Parks and Recreation, Averett University and Danville Braves will play host to the NCAA Division III South Region Baseball Tournament this weekend at American Legion Post 325 Stadium.

The six-team tournament will be double elimination and will sta...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Adkins, Brothers Osborne highlight concert series

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National recording artists Trace Adkins and Brothers Osborne have joined the lineup for the Danville Harvest Jubilee’s Concert Series this summer. Brothers Osborne will perform on Aug. 12. Adkins will perform on Oct. 13.

The summer series also will f...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet Tuesday, May 16, 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 is loc...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Danville Utilities plans customer survey next week

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Next week, Danville Utilities customers will be asked to participate in a survey about their utilities services and their opinions of Danville Utilities.

The Center for Research and Public Policy (CRPP) will conduct the survey for Danville Utilities. CRPP ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Lineup set for Music on Main concert series

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Music on Main concert series returns to Main Street Plaza, located at 111 Main St., on Thursday, June 8, with the promise of two shows a month all summer.

“This is going to be a great year for Music on Main,” said Danville Parks and Recreation’s Lisa Fergu...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

City will close Riverwalk Trail section for repairs

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The Riverwalk Trail boardwalk located behind Holiday Inn Express will be closed for repairs from Monday, May 15, through Thursday, May 18.

Trail users need to plan accordingly, as no one will be permitted to cross the boardwalk. The Riverwalk can be access...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Farmers’ Market now open through October

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A long-standing tradition, the Danville Farmers’ Market is now open for the season, with more than 50 vendors selling goods each Saturday through October at the Community Market on Craghead Street.

The market’s hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Planning, zoning office to be closed on Friday

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The Planning and Zoning office will be closed to the public on Friday, May 12, to allow staff to attend training sessions. The office will reopen on Monday, May 15.

Planning and Zoning is one of four divisions of the City of Danville Community Development ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

City to close Union Street bridge for two days

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On Monday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 9, the City of Danville will close Union Street bridge to allow for milling and paving of Union Street Bridge Road from Memorial Drive to Riverside Drive.

The closure will require traffic on Riverside Drive and Memorial D...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

City Council holds public hearings on the budget

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City Council held public hearings Tuesday evening on the proposed school budget for the next fiscal year and higher tax rates advertised for real estate, personal property, meals, lodging and aircraft.

The proposed school budget drew the most comments. Nin...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Mayor declares May as ‘Make Danville Shine Month’

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Mayor John Gilstrap has officially declared the month of May as “Make Danville Shine Month.” The goal of the fifth annual “Make Danville Shine” campaign is to encourage residents to spend time cleaning up and fixing up their ho...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Perry joins economic development office

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Kelvin G. Perry has joined the Danville Office of Economic Development as project manager.

His responsibilities include the recruitment and retention of businesses and developers to the River District, assisting with the management of grant and loan progra...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Kyocera SGS breaks ground on facility in Cyber Park

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Kyocera SGS corporate leadership and local officials from Danville and Pittsylvania County participated Monday in a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a 30,000 square-foot facility in Cyber Park to research, develop and manufacture solid carbide ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Rail crossing work begins Tuesday in the city

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Norfolk Southern will perform maintenance work on railroad crossings in the city beginning on Tuesday at Clearview Drive. Once work is completed at Clearview Drive, the crew will move to other crossings in the city over the next two weeks.

Each crossing wi...

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