Posted on: January 24, 2017

Fire Department responds to record number of calls

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The year 2016 was the busiest year on record for the Danville Fire Department. The department responded to a record 8,228 calls. The number is a 3.8 percent increase from 2015. It is also the first time the department surpassed 8,000 calls.

The record numb...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Art trail will showcase eight new sculptures

Photo of  'Zig Zag Boogie Woogie' by Bill Wood

In the upcoming weeks, visitors to the River District may notice a few changes in terms of public art thanks to the second round of Danville Art Trail entries.

Beginning Friday, the first of eight new sculptures will be installed along the trail, with the ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Youth Council discusses project ideas at meeting

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Danville City Youth Council met on Tuesday to discuss project ideas for the term and will begin work over the next month to determine the feasibility of the ideas.

Possible projects included a “Pieces of Peace” day, which would feature ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

City Council OKs Pine Street drainage project

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City Council voted Tuesday night to amend the city budget to authorize a second phase of the Pine Street storm drainage project. The project will fix the current system, which is causing flooding behind and under houses on the south side of the street.

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

The Launch Place invests $75,000 in ProAxion

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The Launch Place has announced that it is investing $75,000 in ProAxion. ProAxion is a technology company that will use the money to bring its machine health monitoring system from development to commercial market.

Here is the news release from The Launch ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Parks and Recreation launches children’s book

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Fourth grade students preparing for the Virginia Standards of Learning testing in Danville Public Schools will now have a little extra help thanks to a children’s book commissioned by Danville Parks and Recreation and Danville Public Library.

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Contractor cleans up areas affected by fuel spill

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(UPDATE POSTED 1:30 P.M. FRIDAY) The Danville Fire Department reported today that it maintained personnel at the service station at 642 Worsham St. monitoring the gasoline situation throughout the night Thursday night and Friday morning. The contractor, W...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Commission votes to let 'Home' sign stay on site

'Home' sign at North Union Street

The popular historic “Home” sign at 121 N. Union St. will remain at least a year longer. Another sign giving a brief history of the “Home” sign will be installed next to it.

The River District Design Commission approved both proposa...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Holiday Light Show raises $8,500 for community

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This year’s Community Holiday Light Show not only garnered record attendance, but it will give back a record $8,500 to the community. The total was an increase $2,500 from the previous event.

Volunteer groups working the gate and directing traffic at the s...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

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City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 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 lo...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Winter Farmers’ Market will open Saturday

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After a postponement due to inclement weather, the Winter Farmers’ Market will open Saturday, Jan. 14, and continue through Saturday, March 18. All dates are weather permitting.

The market hours will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring jams, jellies,...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

City plans brief power outage in Whitmell area

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Danville Utilities has scheduled a planned power outage for the Whitmell electric substation at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, to allow for preventative maintenance of a transformer. The outage is expected to be brief.

About 4,000 customers in the Whitmell ar...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

City releases schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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The Municipal Building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

In addition, the public library will be closed.

Danville Transit will not operate, but Senior Transp...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Danville sets record low of minus-1 degree

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Danville this morning set a record low temperature for Jan. 9 when the temperature reach minus-1 degree, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record was 6 degrees set on Jan. 9, 1970.

In addition, the temperature of minus-1 degree from t...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Winter Farmers’ Market opening postponed

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(UPDATED POSTED FRIDAY, JAN. 6) The Danville Farmers’ Market scheduled reopening for the winter has been postponed. The market will reopen instead on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Community Market building at 629 Craghead St. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Cabin Fever Music Series event postponed

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(UPDATED POSTED FRIDAY, JAN. 6) The Cabin Fever Music Series concert scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7, has been postponed due to winter storm forecast. The event will be rescheduled for a later date to be announced.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED TUESDAY, JAN. 3

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

City Council amends city budget for bond proceeds

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City Council voted Tuesday night to amend the city budget to utilize $5.4 million in bond proceeds for various projects, including nearly $2.2 million for Danville Public Schools capital projects.

The list of school projects does not include as originally ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Seven firefighters graduate from city’s fire academy

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Nearly 75 family members and friends celebrated the graduation of the Danville Fire Department’s seven newest professional firefighters on Friday. Each firefighter received their individual badge, which was then pinned to their uniform.

The new firef...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 3, 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: December 29, 2016

Offices will close Monday for New Year’s holiday

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With New Year’s Day falling on Sunday, the Municipal Building, all other City of Danville administrative offices and the public library will close in observance of the holiday on Monday, Jan. 2.

The James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) also wi...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Holiday Light Show draws record numbers

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It was a record-breaking year for Danville Parks and Recreation’s Community Holiday Light Show; 2,550 cars and 31 buses carrying an estimated 9,600 people visited Ballou Park during the 15-night event while more than 2,000 photos of Santa were taken...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

City collecting discarded natural Christmas trees

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The city of Danville’s Public Works Department wants to remind residents that natural Christmas trees are easily recyclable with the city composting program. Discarded Christmas trees will be collected when placed curbside with the yard waste collec...

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