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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Yancey House, Grasty Library marker unveiled

Members of the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority pose under the marker.

State and local officials gathered Friday morning at a ceremony to unveil and dedicate a state historical highway marker in honor of the Mary B. Yancey House and the Grasty Library.

The Yancey House once was as a lodging place for African Americans during ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Library to begin “Supplies for Fines’ campaign

Danville Public Library is again hosting the annual Supplies for Fines program, encouraging patrons to donate school supplies in exchange for fine reductions.

Between August 2 and September 4, patrons may donate unopened school supplies. For each donation,...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2021

City seeks Holiday Light Show 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 23, 2021

Battle of the Badges blood drive set for July 29-30

The Police Department and Fire Department will take part in a two-day Battle of the Badges blood drive to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, and Friday, July 30, at the Pepsi Building, which is located at 661 Craghead St. Citizens can don...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Project Imagine honors second class of graduates

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A ceremony was held on Wednesday for the second class of teenagers to complete the first phase of the expanded Project Imagine program. Four teenagers were in the class.

In the first phase, the teens received strength-based assessments using the Casey Life...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 21, 2021

City Council pushes back first meeting in August

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to cancel its next regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 3, and instead schedule a special meeting of the City Council on Thursday, Aug. 5. The change in dates will allow Council members and City staff to attend local Na...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 21, 2021

West Fork substation expansion moves forward

The City Council voted Tuesday night to approve the purchase of 42.85 acres of property adjacent to the West Fork electrical substation in the Brosville community. The purchase will allow for expansion of the substation and add a fourth delivery point fro...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 15, 2021

River District Association adds art, sculpture tour

News release from the River District Association

River District Association announces the addition of a Downtown Danville Arts and Sculpture Tour in the River District App: Distrx. This tour, through walking, photos, and recorded audio, leads participants ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Staunton River Plastics breaks ground in Hurt

Many local and state elected officials and community leaders joined Staunton River Plastics for a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 250,000-square-foot facility in Hurt. Staunton River Plastics has committed to investing $34 million to build and equip t...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 14, 2021

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, July 20, 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 City Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Megasite receives highly coveted certification

News release from the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance

The state’s largest premier megasite has now achieved another certification milestone that will continue to make it more attractive to potential developers. The Southern Virginia Megasite ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 7, 2021

City Council OKs casino entertainment district

The City Council voted Tuesday night to take the next step in the development of a casino and entertainment resort by rezoning the former Dan River Mills industrial complex at 1100 West Main St. in the Schoolfield area from M-I industrial manufacturing to...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Danville to resume utility disconnections Sept. 1

The City of Danville will resume utility service disconnections for delinquent residential accounts starting Sept. 1. Also, on Sept. 1, the City will resume charging a $50 delinquent account fee for all utility customer classes.

Notices are being mailed to...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 6, 2021

The Launch Place, Angel University plan events

News release from The Launch Place

The Launch Place and the Angel Capital Association (ACA)’s Angel University are partnering to bring together angel investors and entrepreneurs to learn, share and network. This two-day event offers a unique expe...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Danville to receive brownfield site funds

News release from the Office of the Governor

Governor Ralph Northam today (Friday, July 2) announced that approximately $1.5 million in Site Remediation Grants from the Virginia Brownfields Restoration and Economic Redevelopment Assistance Fund (VBAF) will...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 6, 2021

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, July 6, 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 City Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, w...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Police Department promotes three officers

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The Danville Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of three officers today that will be effective July 1.  

Chief Scott Booth promoted officers to the ranks of lieutenant, sergeant and corporal in a ceremony held in the City Counc...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Holiday schedule for offices, services

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, for the Independence Day holiday. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

Offices are closed on ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Thirty-seven cadets finish Youth Police Academy

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The Danville Police Department wishes to congratulate 37 youth cadets who graduated last week from the third annual youth police academy.  

These young people participated in character development, physical fitness and scenario-based training over...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Danville Utilities receives peak power advisory

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Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers curtail usage from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. today through Thursday because of an advisory issued by its wholesale power supplier.

Here’s what customers can do during these four-hour periods:

  • Del...
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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Union Street Bridge Road reopened

Detour map - Riverside Drive/Union Street Bridge Road

UPDATE: Union Street Bridge Road has been reopened to through traffic. The street had been closed for three days this week to allow for tie-over of the water main replacement on Riverside Drive.

ORIGINAL POST:

Union Street Bridge Road will be closed to thro...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Fireworks, fun set for July Fourth Celebration

Independence Day in Danville will kick off with a trail run at Anglers Park and will culminate with fireworks downtown. All Parks and Recreation events will be held on Sunday, July 4. Reserved parking tickets for the fireworks show are available.

The 13th ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Police operation nets arrests, firearms and drugs

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Danville Police Department conducted a three-month operation focused on arresting wanted violent offenders connected to firearms-related offenses. 

Danville experienced an increase of firearms-related offenses in early 2021 compared to previous mo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Pharmacy partners to expand vaccination hours

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

(Richmond, Va.) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced today that five pharmacy partners will expand their hours on certain days through July 4 to provide COVID-19 vaccinat...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Free summer concert series continues

Parks and Recreation’s Music at the Market, a free summer concert series, continues Thursday, June 24, outside at the Community Market, with the jazz, soul and funk sound of the Lynchburg band Apple Butter Soul. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

The c...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Neighborhood parks planning underway

Danville Parks and Recreation is in the process of creating a long-term plan for developing and improving their existing neighborhood parks. Residents can participate in the process by taking the Neighborhood Parks Survey. The process, to be outlined in d...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Juneteenth Celebration set for Sunday

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Danville Parks and Recreation is gearing up for a picnic-style celebration on Sunday, June 20, to mark Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the day news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas and the last group of enslaved African Americans were to...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Children’s Festival returns on Saturday

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The Danville Children’s Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, at the Carrington Pavilion, 667 Craghead St. The event will feature a talent showcase, a splash zone, and children’s activities.

Admission is free. Food concessions ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Offices will be closed for Juneteenth holiday

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Friday, June 18, in observance of Juneteenth as an official holiday. Also, the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

This year, the holiday wil...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 16, 2021

City Council sets aside ARPA funds

The City Council voted Tuesday night to amend the city budget appropriation ordinance to include $29.14 million in federal funds expected from the American Rescue Plan Act, which is an economic stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed into law by Presi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 15, 2021

National team baseball games coming to Danville

News release from the Danville Otterbots

With the Appalachian League season in full swing, the Danville Otterbots are thrilled to add two additional high-level baseball games to the 2021 schedule. USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team will play a Stars v...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Free summer concert series will open Thursday

The 2021 Music at the Market, a free summer concert series, kicks off on Thursday, June 17, outside at the Community Market with a special two-hour concert featuring the Rivermist Band.

The concert series is sponsored by Danville Harvest Jubilee and will c...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 15, 2021

City Council will meet in a business session

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, June 15, 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 located at 427 ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Health district will hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, with the support of local COVID-19 response partners, will hold a vaccination clinic this Saturday, June 12 at the form...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Governor: U.K. company to expand to Cyber Park

News release from the Office of the Governor

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that MEP Ltd. (MEP), a manufacturer of complex plastic and metal components for the aerospace and defense sectors, will invest $6.4 million to establish its first U.S. oper...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Treasury staff help citizens find over $100,000

Virginia Department of the Treasury staff helped Danville residents find a total of $103,230.91 during an unclaimed property virtual call event that was held on June 3-4 for local citizens who might be owed funds they don’t know about.

Treasury w...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements