Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: July 6, 2015

Danville United will meet July 16 to elect officers

Danville United logo

The next meeting of the Danville United Community Relations Coalition will be held Thursday, July 16, at Holbrook Street Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 353 Holbrook St.

The agenda includes the election of officers.

The meeting will be...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2015

City Council meets Tuesday in business, work sessions

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City Council will meet Tuesday night, July 7, with a business session beginning at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton ...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2015

Crews finish restoring power service after storms

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UPDATE POSTED AT 4 P.M.: Line crews have restored service to all customers who lost power during the weekend storms. These storms produced heavy rain and high wind that downed trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of customers without power.

Service ...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

City closes River Street lane for trail project

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The City of Danville has closed the right, eastbound lane on Riverside Drive and River Street from Keen Street to Bryant Avenue to allow for construction of the pedestrian trail on Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge.

The lane will be closed through...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Entertainment, fireworks set for Fourth Celebration

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Danville’s annual Fourth of July Celebration will feature the Patriot’s Challenge races, a pie baking contest, free entertainment, arts and crafts, amusement rides, food concessions and fireworks.

For early risers on Saturday, the Danville Regional Med...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Mayor will not bring flag issue before City Council

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Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders announced Wednesday that he will not bring before City Council next week the issue of the Confederate flag flying on the grounds of the Sutherlin Mansion.

Saunders said he came to his decision following several discussio...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Farmers' Market now open on Wednesday afternoons

Farmers' market logo

The Danville Farmers’ Market will open on Wednesday afternoons beginning this week, with locally grown fruits and vegetables, beef, pork, chicken, baked goods and handmade gifts available for purchase.

The afternoon hours are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

City offices will close Friday to observe holiday

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The Municipal Building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

The James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed on Friday. The public library w...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

Danville Transit seeks input on proposed changes

Danville Transit buses

The City of Danville Transit System will hold public information meetings on Tuesday, June 30, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Ballou Park Senior Citizen Center.

The purpose of these meetings is to obtain public input on proposed afternoon service schedul...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

UPDATE: Crews finish restoring power service

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Danville Utilities line crews have restored service to all customers who lost power during Thursday evening’s storms. These storms produced high winds that downed trees and lines, leaving 400 to 500 customers without power.

At 4 p.m., crews re-energize...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

City, County to discuss resolution on permits

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Danville City Council and the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors will consider adopting a joint resolution in support of the Commonsense Permitting for Job Creation Act of 2013 when the two boards meet on Tuesday, June 30.

The two governing bodie...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2015

Danville Utilities offers tips on conserving energy

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With the arrival of the first official day of summer and temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, Danville Utilities encourages customers to take some simple steps to stay comfortable in their home and keep energy costs in check.

Small conservation effort...Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2015

Central Boulevard bridge repairs underway

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Repairs to Central Boulevard bridge over Sandy Creek began Friday and will continue over the next three to four months. The repairs will require alternating lane closures for both northbound and southbound travel.

Today, the contractor closed the south...Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2015

Danville named Playful City for eighth year

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For the eighth consecutive year, Danville has earned the designation of Playful City USA and is one of only two communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia to receive the distinction.

The KaBOOM! Playful City USA program, sponsored by the Humana Founda...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2015

City manager notifies City Council of plans to retire

Joe King talks with citizen

Mayor Sherman Saunders announced Wednesday morning that City Manager Joe King has notified the City Council of his intent to retire on Nov. 30.

King, who will turn age 65 in November, presented his retirement notification letter during a closed meeting...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2015

City Council adopts budget on unanimous vote

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

Wastewater rates will increase by 3.5 percent, with th...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

City closes bridge lane for pedestrian trail project

Photo of new traffic signs at MLK Memorial Bridge

The City of Danville today closed the right northbound lane of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge to allow for the start of construction on the bridge pedestrian trail that will span the river.

Converting the bridge lane to a pedestrian trail w...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

Danville boosts carbon dose in water treatment

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Water plant operators today began feeding a higher dosage of activated carbon in the treatment process after detecting a slight elevation in odor at the city’s raw water intake.

Jason Grey, interim director of utilities, said Tuesday that the higher do...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2015

Free concert Thursday will feature blues music

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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 cool jams by Lawyers, Guns and Money.

This band from Greensboro, N....Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2015

Coffee shop wins contest for Craghead Street space

John Hale, co-owner of Brewed Awakening

The development team of Danville River District Lofts and the Danville Office of Economic Development today announced the winners of the contest at 610 Craghead St. This contest was established to fill the commercial area of The Continental – a 40 two-bed...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2015

Planning board Oks plans for Wal-Mart gas station

Nor-Dan Shopping Center site plan

(Posted Tuesday, June 9) The Planning Commission has recommended that Wal-Mart be allowed to operate a gas station at Nor-Dan Shopping Center. If approved next month by City Council, Wal-Mart will proceed with its grocery store project at the center.

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Posted on: June 8, 2015

Free outdoor movie series will kick off with ‘Frozen’

Big outdoor movie screen

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Movies in the Park Series will get under way at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 12, at Ballou Park, with the Disney animated film “Frozen.”

In case of rain, the movie will be relocated to Coates Recreation Center on Westover Driv...Read on...