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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Police warn of traffic congestion at graduation

Traffic delays sign

With Averett University’s winter graduation ceremony set for Saturday morning, Dec. 14, at Averett’s North Campus, as well as ongoing road construction around the North Campus entrance and holiday shopping, the Danville Police warn of ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Agencies discuss response to the opioid crisis

More than a dozen agencies representing the spectrum of public safety and health and human services met Thursday in Danville to begin developing a strategy for addressing opioid addiction in the Danville area.

The Danville Police Department recognized the ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Sixth annual Holiday Light Show underway

Community holiday light show logo

The sixth annual Community Holiday Light Show is underway, with shows each night at Ballou Park through Christmas Day, except for Christmas Eve. The show begins at 6 p.m. and closes at 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays....

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Economic development director leaving for Arlington

Telly Tucker photo

City Manager Ken Larking announced today the resignation of Telly Tucker as director of economic development. Tucker is leaving to take a similar position in Arlington County.

Tucker’s last day with the City of Danville will be Jan. 10. He will j...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 11, 2019

AeroFarms to invest $42 million, create 92 jobs

Bettina K. Ring, secretary of agriculture and forestry, presents state flag to AeroFarms officials

News release from the Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam

RICHMOND -- Governor Ralph Northam today announced that AeroFarms® will invest $42 million to build their largest, most sophisticated indoor vertical farm to date in Cane Creek Centre, a joi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 11, 2019

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 17, in a business session that will be its final one of the year. The session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be aired by River City TV.

The session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Munic...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 9, 2019

City names Dave Coffey as new fire chief

Dave Coffey

City Manager Ken Larking announced today the selection of Dave Coffey to serve as fire chief. Coffey has more than 25 years of service with the fire department in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he rose through the ranks to deputy fire chief of operations.

Coffe...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Library conducting donation campaign

Statue outside main branch of Danville Public Library system

Pay it forward this holiday season and clear your library fines by participating in the Danville Public Library's “Donation December” program.

For every unopened travel or full-size toiletry donation, the library will waive $2 from curr...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Holiday Market, Trail Walk to kick off festivities

Christmas parade - Santa in sleigh

Parks and Recreation once again will offer a full lineup of holiday events in December, beginning this weekend with the 11th annual Holiday Market, the Luminaria Trail Walk, and the Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade.

Here is the December schedule:

11th Annu...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Resurfacing underway in Holbrook Avenue area

Road work sign

Milling and paving are underway on sections of Loyal, Stokes, and Holbrook streets, and Holbrook Avenue. The work will require alternating lane closures, and some of the streets that intersect with these streets may be closed temporarily when paving takes...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 2, 2019

City seeking proposals for a casino project

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

Although the City Council has not yet taken an official position on how voters should vote if a referendum were held on casinos, today the City Manager’s Office issued a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) from companies interested in being desig...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 2, 2019

City Council will meet in business session

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in a business session. No work session is scheduled. The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be aired by River City TV.

The business session will be held at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the fourth ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Virginia Treasury staff to help find missing money

Virginia Department of Treasury social media image

Representatives from the Virginia Department of the Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Program will be in Danville next week to help local citizens who might be owed funds they don’t know about.

The representatives will set up at the City of...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Offices, library to close for Thanksgiving holiday

New Years 2018 image

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and will remain closed until Monday, Dec. 2.

The public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (cour...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Cabin Fever Music Series kicks off Saturday

Cabin Fever Music Series logo

Danville Harvest Jubilee's Cabin Fever Music Series will kick off on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Community Market with the country music sound of the Dirt Road Scholars and, will also feature shows on Saturdays in January and February.

This year's lineup inc...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 22, 2019

River District Association resumes Dream Launch

Reimagine That logo

In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the River District Association announces the continuation of the River District Association Dream Launch entrepreneurship program in 2020.

The program consists of two portions; the boot camp is for entreprene...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 20, 2019

City Council hears study on casino impact

The City Council on Tuesday night listened to a presentation from a study of Danville’s potential as a location hosting a private casino gambling operation. Such an operation, according to the presentation, could produce gross gaming revenues of...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Danville named among top digital cities

Digital Cities_WINNER logo 2019

The City of Danville has been named by the Center for Digital Government as one of the top cities with populations up to 75,000 for its use of technology.

In its 2019 Digital Cities Survey, the center ranked Danville second in its population size group – d...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Holiday Bazaar to feature more than 100 vendors

Holiday Bazaar photo

Kick off your holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the annual Holiday Bazaar. The show will feature more than 100 vendor booths displaying baked goods, handmade arts and crafts, flowers, wreaths, jewelry, and other unique gifts.

The event is held at the...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Police hold 11th community walk of year

Police car with Community and Youth Engagement logo

Danville Police officers on Thursday, Nov. 14, walked door-to-door in the Paxton Street/Jefferson Street neighborhood. The community engagement walk was the 11th of the year and the department’s 22nd since these events began.

This neighborhood wa...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Gas main maintenance at Aiken Bridge scheduled

Traffic alert sign

Beginning Monday, Nov. 18, the right-hand, northbound lane on Central Boulevard will be closed between Memorial Drive and Riverside Drive to allow for maintenance of a gas main located underneath Aiken Bridge. Weather permitting, the repairs will be compl...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 15, 2019

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in a business session and a special work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is ...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Program to prep seniors on dealing with panhandlers

Local law enforcement agencies will present a program on Thursday, Nov. 14, to provide seniors with practical tips on how to deal with panhandlers.

The program will be presented at 11 a.m. at the Ballou Recreation Center, 760 West Main St. Reservations are...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements