News Flash

Posted on: August 8, 2022

Detour in place on Industrial Avenue

Industrial Avenue is closed to through traffic from Grant Street to Lincoln Street. Detour signs are in place. The street closure is due to damage from a water main break on Saturday. The detour will remain in place until the section is resurfaced.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Police Department begins move into new station

The Police Department on Thursday started moving its core group into its new headquarters building that once served as the corporate offices of Dan River mills. 

The department's transition from its current headquarters in the Municipal B...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Registration still open for regional housing summit

Registration remains open for the Southern Virginia Regional Housing Summit on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville.

The goal of the summit to spur new residential housing construction.

Developers, builders, con...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Virginia’s sales tax holiday returns on Friday

News release from the Office of the Governor

Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced the dates of Virginia’s sales tax holiday weekend – Friday, Aug. 5 – Sunday, Aug. 7. Specifically, the sales tax holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 5 and wraps up on Aug...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2022

City Council agrees to Welcome Center transfer

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to accept the transfer of ownership of the Danville Welcome Center from the Virginia Tourism Corporation to the City of Danville.

The Welcome Center, located at 645 River Park Drive, was owned by the City of...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Police to greet students on first day of school

The Police Department is partnering with Danville Public Schools for a “Back 2 Back” initiative to show students that police officers have their back during the new school year. Police officers will be at the schools on Monday, Aug. 8,...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 29, 2022

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 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 ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Regional housing summit to highlight opportunities

Developers, builders, contractors, and home renovators looking for new residential housing opportunities of all types and price points should plan to visit the Southern Virginia Regional Housing Summit on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Institute for Advanced L...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Governor: AeroFarms to expand, create 66 jobs

News release from the Office of the Governor

Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that AeroFarms, a Certified B Corporation and world leader in indoor vertical farming, will create sixty-six additional new jobs and increase production of freshly-grown l...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Parks and Recreation seeks holiday ornament designs

Danville Parks and Recreation is calling for design submissions from the community for the ornament sold at its annual Community Holiday Light Show. Since the light show’s inception in 2014, Parks and Recreation has designed each ornament in-hou...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Project Imagine opens doors to new office

Project Imagine officially opened the doors to “The Haven,” its new location at 128 Third Ave., on Saturday, July 23, with a huge celebration and open house. 

Over a dozen community partners were on hand to provide information ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 25, 2022

VIR events promise influx of visitors to area

News release by the VIRginia International Raceway

VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) is preparing for three of its biggest events of the 2022 spectator season, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Aug. 26-28, the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Sept. ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Deadline extended to take tourism survey

The Danville Office of Economic Development & Tourism, the official destination marketing organization for the city of Danville and Pittsylvania County, has received more than 1,500 responses to the tourism branding survey announced in mid-June. Howev...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Heat intensifies this weekend

Heat indices may approach 100 degrees Saturday and exceed 100 degrees Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Residents and visitors in need of temporary shelter to cool down from the extreme heat should call the non-emergency number of our Eme...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 20, 2022

City Council hears update on school projects

The City Council on Tuesday night received a presentation from School Superintendent Dr. Angela Hairston on capital projects planned for the Danville Public Schools. The projects total $140 million using local, state, and federal funds, as well as revenue...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Project Imagine open house set for Saturday

On Saturday, July 23, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Project Imagine will hold an open house at its new facility, which is called “The Haven” and is located at 128 Third Ave. The event will feature a water slide, games and more activities for ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Free concert will feature Rivermist band

Parks and Recreation’s Music at the Market, a free summer concert series, continues Thursday, July 21, outside at the Community Market with the band Rivermist performing a full two hours of live music.

Rivermist is a North Carolina-based party ba...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 14, 2022

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, July 19, in a business session. No work session is scheduled. The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is locate...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Tickets still available for Justin Moore concert

Tickets remain available for the return on Saturday, July 16, of country music singer and songwriter Justin Moore to Danville. He will perform in concert at the Carrington Pavilion, where he will be joined by the Desert City Ramblers.

Local artist Matt Bos...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Free concert will feature jazz band

Parks and Recreation’s Music at the Market, a free summer concert series, continues Thursday, July 14, outside at the Community Market with the band Define Jazz performing.

Define Jazz is a Danville-based sextet performing a wide variety of jazz ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Sign-up opens for youth football, cheerleading

Danville Parks and Recreation’s registration period for youth football and cheerleading is now open until August 5. This season’s offerings are available for children ages 5-12. Flag football is for children ages 5-6, and tackle footba...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Archer named sports and athletics director

Kristopher Archer named sports and athletics director

After the retirement of Danville Parks and Recreation’s previous sports and athletics director, the department has announced that Kristopher Archer has stepped into the position. Archer’s educational and work background found him to be...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Free concert will feature reggae band

Parks and Recreation’s Music at the Market, a free summer concert series, continues Thursday, July 7, outside at the Community Market with the Sahara Reggae Band performing.

Reggae is a popular music of Jamaican origin that combines native styles...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Farmers' Market to open Wednesday afternoons

The Farmers’ Market will be open on Wednesday afternoons, with locally grown summer favorites such as corn, tomatoes and squash in season.  

The afternoon hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will continue through August. All vendors will be l...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Twenty-eight finish Youth Police Academy

A special class of students – 28 youths – graduated today from the fourth annual Danville Youth Police Academy. The academy was designed to build bridges between officers and youths.

The graduation ceremony held at Langston Focus School...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Project Imagine honors latest class of graduates

Group shot of Project Imagine graduates and ambassadors

Seven teenagers were honored recently for completing life skills training and goal-setting exercises through Project Imagine, a program that gives gang-affiliated teens a future off the streets. 

With the latest class of graduates, seven classes t...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 29, 2022

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, July 5, 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 ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Fireworks, fun set for July Fourth celebration

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Annual July 4 Celebration at the Crossing will kick off at 6 p.m. and will feature free entertainment and arts and crafts. This year’s musical entertainment is provided by Seven Til Sunrise and will begi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Free concert will feature bluegrass band

Parks and Recreation’s Music at the Market, a free summer concert series, continues Thursday, June 30, outside at the Community Market with the Jus' Cauz bluegrass band performing.

This high-energy, Danville-based band is one of the most...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Holiday schedule for offices, services

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

Danville Transit will ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Regional partnership to focus on future growth

News release from the Danville Regional Foundation

A new organization will focus on how to prepare for the growth coming to Danville and Pittsylvania County. The Partnership for Regional Prosperity is the outcome of a recommendation in the 2019 Regional Ec...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Tourism survey mailed to businesses, households

The Danville Office of Economic Development & Tourism, the official destination marketing organization for the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County, is conducting a survey to develop plans for a regional tourism brand and marketing program. All ci...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Tickets on sale for Brantley Gilbert concert

Tickets are on sale for Danville Harvest Jubilee’s summer concert featuring singer/songwriter Brantley Gilbert. He will perform live at the Carrington Pavilion on Saturday, July 30.

Gilbert has released five albums over the years. He has also wri...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Free concert will feature Elvis tribute artist

Parks and Recreation’s Music at the Market, a free summer concert series, continues Thursday, June 23, outside at the Community Market with Elvis tribute artist Wayne Euliss performing.

Euliss is a McLeansville, N.C., resident who has been bringi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Main Street program again recognized

News release from the River District Association

River District Association has been designated as an accredited Main Street program for meeting rigorous performance standards.

Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of accredited ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Memorial Drive paving underway

Milling and paving is underway on Memorial Drive between Park Avenue and Central Boulevard. The work will require alternating lane closures.

Weather permitting, the work will be completed by the late Friday.

Adams Construction Company is the contractor.

Moto...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 17, 2022

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on 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...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Holiday schedule for offices, services

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, June 20, in observance of Juneteenth as an official holiday. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

How...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Children’s Festival returns on Saturday

Danville Parks and Recreation will host its annual Children’s Festival at the Carrington Pavilion on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and activities at the festival are free! There will be concessionaires on-site with items for...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Free summer concert series opens

The 2022 Music at the Market, a free summer concert series, kicks off today, outside at the Community Market, with a Kenny Rogers Tribute Show by music artist Tim Sells.

Sells, who was named as one of the top tribute artists in North Carolina in the Charlo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements