Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: May 19, 2015

Council tables decision on city budget

City Council meeting

City Council on Tuesday tabled action on the proposed city budget and capital improvements plan for the next fiscal year due to continued concerns over pay compression for some city employees.

About 50 police officers and firefighters filled Council Ch...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2015

Photography studio will locate to River District

Bobby Carlsen

Bobby Carlsen Photography today announced its plans to locate to the Atrium Building at 312 Main St. in the River District.

Carlsen, an international award-winning photographer, has served the Southern Virginia and greater Piedmont regions for over 10...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2015

Repairs begin Wednesday on Riverside Drive bridge

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Burleigh Construction Co. is scheduled on Wednesday to begin making permanent repairs to the bridge at the interchange of Riverside Drive and Piedmont Drive. Motorists traveling Piedmont Drive and westbound on Riverside Drive can expect lane restrictions ...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

Governor says new center will provide the skilled workforce CEOs demand

Ribbon cutting for Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining

(Posted Monday, May 18) Gov. Terry McAuliffe came to Danville on Friday to honor the freshly completed Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining, which will provide advanced manufacturing students with high-end instruction on state-of-the-art equipment.

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Posted on: May 15, 2015

River District Commission approves five projects

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(Posted Friday, May 15) Five proposed projects in the River District, including renovation of the former Wise Hundley Building for retail and residential use, have received certificates of appropriateness from the River District Design Commission.

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Posted on: May 13, 2015

Ray Scott, The Cadillac Three will kick off Festival in the Park entertainment

The Cadillac Three

Country music will fill the air Friday night as the 41st annual Festival in the Park opens at Ballou Park. National recording artist Ray Scott will take the stage at 6:30 p.m., followed by The Cadillac Three at 7:45 p.m.

Scott released his debut album ...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

‘Make Danville Shine Month’ nears halfway point

Make Danville Shine logo

The third annual “Make Danville Shine” campaign is nearing 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...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

Danville United will 'Reimagine You and Me' on Thursday

Danville United logo

The next meeting of the Danville United Community Relations Coalition will be held Thursday, May 14, at the Pepsi Building, which is located at The Crossing at the Dan on Craghead Street.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature a relations...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Municipal Building roof replacement scheduled to begin Monday

Municipal Building

Beginning Monday, May 11, the Patton Street entrance to the Municipal Building and sidewalk in front of the building will be blocked periodically to allow for replacement of the roof on the Municipal Building.

A partial lane restriction also will be in...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2015

City Council OKs school budget and higher wastewater rate, meter charge

City Council meeting

City Council on Tuesday night approved the Danville Public Schools budget of $59.1 million for operations in the next school year. Of the total, the city will again provide $17.4 million.

The vote was 8-1, with Councilman Lee Vogler casting the dissen...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2015

Festival in the Park returns with new twists


A tradition for 41 years, Festival in the Park, presented by Pepsi, makes its return May 15, 16 and 17, and this year, tradition will have a few new twists.

“We wanted to breathe new life into festival,” said Anna Pickeral, board president. “This is a...Read on...

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

Danville unveils new brand for the River District: ‘Reimagine That’

River District

Danville’s River District, which today boasts a new look and vibe thanks to added amenities and a repurposing of buildings, introduced a new brand Friday to capture the spirit of the changes taking place and to send a clear message within and outside the ...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2015

Update: Danville continues treating water with activated carbon


UPDATE POSTED FRIDAY, MAY 1: Water plant operators continue to use activated carbon to treat drinking water, and the process will be ongoing until all customers receive water free of bad taste and odor.

Jason Grey, interim director of utilities, said F...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2015

Youth Council holds photography showcase, discussion at YMCA

Youth Council

In what could be called the River City Youth Summit, members of Danville City Youth Council met with Danville City Council on Wednesday, April 29 at Danville Family YMCA for an informal question and answer session.

While most of the panel discussion re...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

Storm drain installation underway on Lynn Street

storm drain installation

Lynn Street from Newton Street to Colquhoun Street will be closed periodically to thru traffic through Friday, May 8, to allow for installation of a storm pipe, weather permitting.

This installation will take place daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Motori...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2015

Dueling pianos will take center stage at River District unveiling celebration

Dueling Pianos

Now for something really different.

The River District has long served as the most important gathering place for entertainment in Danville, and over the years, it has hosted a variety of musical acts.

But this Friday marks something unusual with d...Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Wendell Scott Drive milling, paving begins Thursday

Paving begins

Beginning on Thursday, April 2, lane shifts will be in effect on Wendell Scott Drive from Arnett Boulevard to Piney Forest Road to allow for milling and paving of the street.

Milling will take place on Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pavin...Read on...