Posted on: May 27, 2016

Riverside Drive reconstruction set to begin June 6

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The City of Danville will begin on Monday, June 6, the reconstruction of two eastbound lanes of Riverside Drive from the bridge over the Sandy River in front of the Danville Plaza shopping center to the bridge over Sandy Creek.

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

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 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

In addition, the public library will be closed.

Danville Transit will not operate, but Senior Transportatio...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Abreu-Grogan Park reopens following ceremony

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City of Danville and Duke Energy officials gathered Thursday for a reopening ceremony for Abreu-Grogan Park in Danville. The three-acre park, located at 2020 Memorial Drive, reopened following the ceremony.

The park had been closed since Feb. 29 to all...Read on...

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

Chef at the Market set for Saturday morning

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The Chef at the Market series resumes on Saturday, May 28, with Master Chef Chris King of The 616 Restaurant preparing on site a dish made from ingredients available at the Farmers' Market.

The event begins at 8 a.m. It is free and open to the public....Read on...

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

The Launch Place invests more money in Roobrik

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The Launch Place announced today that it is investing $200,000 in Roobrik Inc., to expand Roobrik’s capabilities and reach in serving the senior care market. The $200,000 investment follows a $75,000 investment The Launch Place made in September of last y...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

City gathers public input on Long Mill Dam

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The City of Danville hosted an open house and public input meeting on Thursday, May 19, to address safety concerns regarding the Long Mill Dam, which is the low-head dam located adjacent the Danville Family YMCA.

The event was held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Skate park open as City completes renovations

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The Philip Wyatt Memorial Skate Park is open to the public following completion of renovations that offer new amenities.

The $75,000 renovation of the skate park at Dan Daniel Memorial Park offers new features such as skateable benches and rails.

A ...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2016

Danville named Playful City for ninth year

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Once again, Danville has been named Playful City USA, a designation it has held since 2007. With this year’s recognition, Danville is now the longest running honoree in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

“We are committed to play,” said Danville Parks and R...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2016

City Council approves public schools budget

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City Council voted Tuesday night to contribute $20.64 million for Danville Public Schools operations and debt service in the next school year. That amount is a 10.4 percent increase over the contribution for the current school year.

School officials pr...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

‘Make Danville Shine Month’ at halfway point

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The fourth 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 s...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

Free concert Thursday will feature blues, jazz

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Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series, presented by Danville Regional Medical Center, will continue in the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, with high-energy blues and jazz by the Les Moore Trio.

Moore, a journeym...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

City Council will meet Tuesday evening

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City Council will meet Tuesday, May 17, 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...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

City seeks public input on Long Mill Dam

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The City of Danville will host an open house and public input meeting on Thursday, May 19, to address safety concerns regarding the Long Mill Dam, which is the low-head dam located adjacent the Danville Family YMCA.

The event will be held from 5 p.m. t...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2016

Planners advance new River District project

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The Danville Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend approval of a rezoning request that would allow a new project in the River District to move forward. The project would create 23 market-rate apartments at 549 High St.

Last summer, Winston-Sale...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2016

City Council recognizes Goodyear anniversary

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This year, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. marks its 50th year of operation in Danville, and City Council last week recognized the company’s milestone, noting more than 100 million truck and aircraft tires have been produced for the world market in the Goodyea...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

Festival In The Park opens Friday at Ballou Park

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For more than 40 years, Festival in the Park has been synonymous with the second weekend in May. The annual three-day festival, sponsored by URW Community Federal Credit Union, will kick off this year on Friday, May 13 and is packed full of vendors, enter...Read on...

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Posted on: May 6, 2016

Police reactivates Street Crimes Unit full scale

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The Danville Police Department on Friday announced the full-scale reactivation of its Street Crimes Unit. The move is in response to the unusual number of firearm related incidents resulting in injury or death that have occurred in the last month.

Thos...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Unofficial results reported in City Council election

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All four incumbents who sought re-election to City Council won another four-year term, with the fifth seat going to developer Madison Whittle, according to unofficial election results reported Tuesday.

The incumbents were the Rev. Larry Campbell Jr., ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

Tickets on sale for concert featuring Jake Owen

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Tickets are on sale for Danville Harvest Jubilee’s second show in the Summer Concert Series featuring RCA Nashville recording artist Jake Owen.

Owen will perform live at the Carrington Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 6. Tickets are $42 for reserved seating,...Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

Danville Farmers’ Market will open Saturday

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The Danville Farmers’ Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 a.m. at the Danville Community Market, which is located at 629 Craghead St. The first 500 customers through the door will receive a free tomato plant.

A long standing tra...Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

Council meeting moves to Thursday this week

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The next meeting of City Council will be held on Thursday, May 5, instead of the first Tuesday of the month as normal. The change in dates is due to the Tuesday, May 3, elections for City Council, School Board and City Treasurer.

Council's meeting wil...Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

Make Danville Shine Expo will be held Saturday

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The Make Danville Shine Expo is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Market on Craghead Street. The event is free and open to the public.

Learn about home repair and lawn care from experts who will be on site to talk wi...Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

Welcome Center chosen for Monarch Waystation

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Danville Parks and Recreation will partner with Danville Master Gardeners and Bonner Middle School to install a Monarch Waystation at the Danville Welcome Center on May 9.

The project is a part of Monarch Joint Venture, a collaboration of over 30 feder...Read on...