Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

Council OKs permit for gas sales at Nor Dan center

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(Posted Wednesday, July 22) City Council on Tuesday night approved a special use permit to allow Wal-Mart to sell gasoline at Nor-Dan Shopping Center. Council also approved zoning changes to allow urban agriculture through a special use permit process.

Summary of council action
Posted on: July 22, 2015

Audit of Danville Utilities meters set to begin next week

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Danville Utilities announced today that a system-wide audit and survey of electric, gas and water meters will be conducted over the next five months, beginning Monday, July 27.

The audit will require a contract team of meter readers to visit each prope...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2015

City awarded grant for Sandy Creek Park

RiverBank Fund recipients

(Posted Tuesday, July 21) The Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded a grant to assist us in plans to develop Sandy Creek Park, a 6.9 acre tract of land located on Riverside Drive adjacent to the current Dan River Church center.

Community Foundation news release....
Posted on: July 20, 2015

Danville launches interactive road closure map

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The City of Danville today announced the launch of an interactive road map that shows motorists scheduled road closures throughout the city.

The city’s Public Works Department will regularly update the map with street and lane closures due to road con...Read on...

Link to road closure map....
Posted on: July 17, 2015

Danville United will meet Aug. 13 to elect officers

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A special meeting of the Danville United Community Relations Coalition will be held Thursday, Aug. 13, at Holbrook Street Presbyterian Church to elect officers. The church is located at 353 Holbrook St.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

City of Danville launches new Instagram account

City of Danville Instagram page

The City of Danville today announced it has launched a new Instagram account (@cityofdanville) to share and highlight the city’s unique assets visually.

On Instagram, photographs and images will be shared to supplement the other methods of communicatio...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

Repairs complete at Main, Memorial intersection

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A Public Works crew on Friday afternoon reopened all lanes at the intersection of Main Street and Memorial Drive following completion of repairs to the brick pavers. Work remains incomplete, however, on a portion of Arnett Boulevard.

At Main and Memori...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

Music on Main outdoor concert draws hundreds

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Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series drew hundreds on Thursday evening. Concert goers enjoyed both pleasant, sunny weather and the classic salsa and Latin jazz of West End Mambo.

Formed in 1999, West End Mambo is comprised of mu...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2015

Team effort leads to saving historic River District building

Photo of 549 High St.

Winston-Salem, N.C.- based development firm, Rehab Development Inc., and Washington, D.C.- based firm, Level 2 Development, today announced plans to acquire 549 High St. for redevelopment.

Under the joint name, River District Lofts LLC, this group plan...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2015

City schedules storm drain repair on Arnett Boulevard

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The City of Danville today announced it will repair a storm drain Thursday and Friday, July 16-17, on Arnett Boulevard from Riverside Drive to Hampton Drive. The repair will require closure of the right northbound lane of Arnett Boulevard.

The lane wil...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2015

Repairs begin at Memorial Drive, Main Street intersection

Construction at Memorial Drive, Main Street intersection

Lane closures are in place at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Main Street to allow for repair of brick pavers. Also, lane closures continue on Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge and on Central Boulevard at Sandy Creek.

Repairs to the brick p...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2015

Tickets available for concert featuring Blackberry Smoke

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Tickets remain available for the Danville Harvest Jubilee concert featuring grass-roots phenomenon Blackberry Smoke, which will bring its southern rock and roll styling to the Carrington Pavilion on Saturday, July 18.

The show will also feature special...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2015

Danville United will meet Thursday to elect officers

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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 8, 2015

Agencies upgrade Danville’s bond rating, outlook

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Standard and Poor’s Rating Services has raised the City of Danville’s bond rating, citing “very strong” management and strong financial policies and practices that are “well-embedded and likely sustainable.”

In addition, a second agency – Moody’s Inves...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2015

Foundation creates fund to redevelop River District

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Danville Regional Foundation (DRF) announced today a 10-year, $10 million redevelopment fund that will acquire and invest in the redevelopment of underutilized real estate in the River District. DRF has partnered with Watershed Ventures, a real estate red...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

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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...