Posted on: July 1, 2016

Saunders sought to serve for 'good of all' as mayor

Sherman Saunders

Sherman Saunders bid farewell as mayor on Friday, saying, “All of my life, I have simply wanted to be a part of helping to bring people together, building a stronger community for the good of all.”

Saunders had served as mayor since Jan. 1, 2008. In Ma...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

City Council picks Gilstrap as mayor, Jones as vice mayor

Mayor John Gilstrap, left, and Vice Mayor Alonzo Jones

City Council on Friday elected Councilman John Gilstrap to serve as mayor and Councilman Alonzo Jones as vice mayor. They will serve as mayor and vice mayor for the next two years.

Gilstrap takes over for Councilman Sherman Saunders, who had served as...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Telvista adding 150 jobs to Danville facility

Telvista Danville photo - street view

Telvista, Inc., a leader in contact center solutions in the United States, announced today that it will bring approximately 150 new full-time jobs to the area, adding to its existing headcount for a total of over 650 jobs.

“Telvista has thrived in Danv...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Danville names Reynolds as deputy city manager

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The City of Danville today announced that Earl B. Reynolds Jr. has been selected as deputy city manager. He has served as director of community development since Nov. 2010.

The move will be effective Friday, July 1.

“I have had the privilege of wor...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2016

City offices will be closed on Independence Day

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

In addition, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

Dan...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

City Council will hold inaugural meeting Friday

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Danville City Council will hold an inaugural meeting at noon Friday. The meeting is held every two years for the public swearing-in of winners of the City Council election, selection of a mayor and vice mayor, and issuance of seat assignments for each Cou...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Danville Utilities thanks customers for conserving

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Danville Utilities thanks customers for their efforts to conserve energy during Monday’s peak power period, which was from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Customer power usage peaked at 178 megawatts, down 29 megawatts from a high of 207 megawatts when snow fell in mid-...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Outdoor summer concert series continues Friday

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Danville Harvest Jubilee will continue its River District Fridays music series on Friday, July 1, with the band Liquid Pleasure playing a mix of dance, pop, R&B and rock music.

The series, formerly known as Fridays at the Crossing, will take place in t...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2016

City slates Lynn Street milling for Monday

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Alternating lanes will be in place Monday, June 27, on Lynn Street from Newton to Shelton streets to allow for milling of the pavement. Weather permitting, the work will begin at 7 a.m. and should be completed by 5 p.m.

Motorists are advised to slow do...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Cleanup campaign leads to spike in debris collection

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Danville Public Works Department and Ikea/Republic Services crews teamed to collect and dispose of 276 tons of mixed debris during the fourth annual “Make Danville Shine” campaign, a month-long effort held in May. That amount was a 42 percent increase fro...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

'The Wizard of Oz' reset for tonight at Home sign

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Danville Parks and Recreation will show “The Wizard of Oz” tonight, June 24, at 9 p.m. at the Home sign on Main Street.

The movie is free and open to the public. In case of bad weather, it will be shown at Coates Recreation Center on Westover Drive.
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Posted on: June 22, 2016

Boathouse at Abreu-Grogan Park open on Saturdays

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Now that the Abreu Grogan Park has re-opened, the Danville Parks and Recreation boathouse will continue its Saturday hours.

Boaters can rent a kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard on site every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25 through September ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Council tables action on removal of Long Mill Dam

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City Council voted Tuesday night to table a resolution authorizing the removal of the Long Mill Dam, which is the low-head dam located on the Dan River adjacent the Danville Family YMCA.

The proposed resolution was based on a recommendation from City s...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

City will close portions of Lynn, Deboe streets

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Beginning Wednesday, June 22, the City of Danville will close portions of Lynn and Deboe streets to allow for excavation of manholes and installation of electric distribution vaults. The work is scheduled for two days, with completion on Thursday, June 23...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Free, outdoor movie series continues Thursday

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Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series will continue at 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, in the grass area adjacent the HOME sign downtown at the corner of Main and Union streets, with the American musical comedy-drama fantasy film “The Wizard of Oz.”

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

Virginia Supreme Court rejects Confederate flag appeal

Municipal Building (file photo)

The Virginia Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will not hear an appeal of a local judge’s decision upholding the City of Danville’s removal of a Confederate flag from a monument on the grounds of the Sutherlin Mansion.

In rejecting the appeal, ...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2016

May cleanup campaign nets 276 tons of debris

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Danville Public Works Department and Ikea/Republic Services crews collected an extra 276 tons of mixed debris during the fourth annual “Make Danville Shine” campaign, a month-long effort held in May.

Residents who arranged for the use of debris trailer...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2016

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

City Council Chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, June 21, 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 i...Read on...

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

Chef at the Market set for Saturday morning

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The Chef at the Market series resumes on Saturday, June 18, with Gingy Blakely, a certified holistic health coach and Pilates/yoga instructor who specializes in creating meals with raw foods.

She will prepare three nutritionally delicious, plant-based ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

RIFA approves property sale for large project

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During its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, the Danville-Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facility Authority (RIFA) approved a purchase agreement with Wilmot Properties, LLC, for a project of regional significance in the Berry Hill Industrial Park i...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Entertainment, fireworks set for Fourth Celebration

Fireworks

Celebrate America’s Independence with a full day of activities and events hosted by Danville Parks and Recreation.

The festivities will begin at 8 a.m. with the Danville Regional Medical Center Patriot Challenge Trail Run at Anglers Park. Afterward, th...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Free concert Thursday will feature bluegrass

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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 bluegrass sound of The Molly Rose Band from the Cascade community in P...Read on...

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

Council adopts budget for next fiscal year

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City Council voted Tuesday night to adopt a budget that maintains municipal services and programs at current levels, with no increases in real estate, meals and lodging tax rates.

The budget includes a utility rate study recommendation for an increase...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Skate park grand opening set for June 18

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Danville Parks and Recreation will host a grand opening celebration at the redesigned Philip Wyatt Memorial Skate Park on Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature demonstrations by the Over...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

City will hold ceremony for ‘Make Danville Shine’

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The City of Danville will hold an awards ceremony on Saturday, June 11, to honor the winners of the best landscaping project and best exterior renovation completed during Make Danville Shine Month. The ceremony will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at th...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Artisan Expo will present crafters at work Saturday

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The Artisan Expo, which features local artisans demonstrating their crafts as well as selling the goods they make, will return for its second season on Saturday, June 11, at the Community Market.

The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon in the com...Read on...

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