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    Fire department receives international accreditation

    (Posted on Wednesday, April 1) The Danville Fire Department has been awarded international accreditation, which measures excellence in fire service. Danville is one of six accredited municipal fire departments in Virginia and 208 agencies worldwide. Read on...
  2. Water treatment plant

    State agency begins surveying Dan River, tributaries

    UPDATE POSTED TUESDAY, MARCH 31: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality began Tuesday surveying the Dan River and its tributaries and collecting water samples to find the cause of the algae growth creating taste, odor issues in the city’s water. Read on...
  3. Kayaking on Dan River

    Danville to extend Riverwalk Trail with $100,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation

    (Posted on Friday, March 27) The City of Danville received a $100,000 grant to enhance public access to the Dan River and expand outdoor recreation opportunities by extending the Riverwalk Trail. The grant is part of the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund. Read on...
  4. Pace on Main photo

    Pace Building undergoes redevelopment in the River District

    (Posted on Thursday, March 26) Renovations are underway at the Pace Building (also known as the Wise Hundley building) located at 322-328 Main St. River District Ventures LLC plans to convert this historic building into residential and commercial spaces. Read on...
  5. Fire headquarters-Station No. 1

    Simulation brings together city departments, community partners

    (Posted on Thursday, March 26) Forty-eight representatives of 23 city departments and partner agencies and organizations met Thursday at the city’s fire headquarters/station No. 1 on Lynn Street for a simulated emergency response exercise. Read on...
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    State agency agrees to assist Danville in solving water problem

    UPDATE POSTED THURSDAY, MARCH 26: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has agreed to survey the Dan River to determine the source of the algae growth that caused the odd taste and odor in the city’s drinking water. Read on...
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    Riverside Drive turning lane project will continue Monday

    (Posted on March 20) The Riverside Drive turning lane project will continue Monday, weather permitting. The contract crew will work in the median between Spring Avenue and James Road. The inside travel lanes – eastbound and westbound – will be closed. Read on...
  8. Stop sign at Lynn and Newton streets

    City installs four-way stop at Lynn and Newton streets

    (Posted on March 20) A four-way stop is now in place at the intersection of Lynn and Newton streets. The change is a transitional step. The city is moving the stop control from Lynn Street to Newton Street for the benefit of the Lynn Street fire station. Read on...
  9. High Street Baptist Church historical marker unveiled

    Mayor calls High Street Baptist Church a model of service

    (Posted on March 18) Calling High Street Baptist Church a model of "service to God, mankind and community," Mayor Sherman Saunders joined more than 125 citizens Wednesday in dedicating a state historical marker in honor of the church. Read on...
  10. City Council meeting

    City Council approves Stewart Street development

    (Posted on March 17) City Council voted Tuesday night to approve a developer’s proposal to build a mix of multi-family residential units, townhouses and single-family houses on Stewart Street, which connects to West Main Street near Central Boulevard. Read on...
  11. New website screenshot

    City redesigns website, makes more data available online

    (Posted on March 17) Danville has launched a redesign of its website – danvilleva.gov – that vividly showcases images of the city, accommodates screens of all sizes and provides citizens with access to many types of data in a way never before available. Read on...
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    Parks and Recreation will host open house on March 28

    (Posted on March 7) Parks and Recreation will host Spring Rec-Tacular Open House on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Squire Recreation Center. The event will feature games, demonstrations, healthy snacks, program registrations, and giveaways. Read on...
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    City Council begins budget review Tuesday

    (Posted on March 6) City Council will meet Tuesday, March 10, at 6 p.m. to begin a department-by-department review of the working draft of the next city budget. The meeting is will be held in the fourth floor conference room at the Municipal Building. Read on...
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    Budget draft maintains city services with no tax increases

    (Posted on March 4) Municipal services and programs will remain at current levels with no increases in real estate, meals and lodging taxes as calculated in a working draft of a budget that City Manager Joe King submitted to City Council on Tuesday night. Read on...
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    Council appropriates state money to extend Riverwalk Trail

    (Posted on March 3) City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to appropriate a grant of $204,828 from Virginia Department of Transportation to extend the Riverwalk Trail from the north end of Robertson Bridge to Advance Street. Read on...
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    Analysis confirms algae in river as cause of odd taste, odor

    (Posted on March 3) The City of Danville has received confirmation that the taste and odor issues in the city’s drinking water are due to the presence of algal blooms in the Dan River, the source of the city’s drinking water. Read on...
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    Racin’ and Tastin’ tickets go on sale

    (Posted on March 3) Tickets are on sale for the 14th annual Racin’ and Tastin’ at the Danville Community Market. This year’s event will be held on Friday, April 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Call Danville Welcome Center at 434-793-4636. Read on...
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    Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

    (Posted on March 2) Danville Utilities is warning customers about a scam involving a demand for immediate payment of utility bills. A commercial business was the target. Danville Utilities does not contact customers by phone and demand immediate payment. Read on...
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    River District Development Project
    The River District, generally consisting of the traditional central business district, historic tobacco warehouse district and manufacturing area, and contiguous areas. This area has been the commercial and administrative heart of the city since the 1790s, is a vital element to the future of Danville and the surrounding region. 
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    Whether you need to apply for service, report an issue, or find out ways to become more energy efficient, Danville Utilities is here to help. You can even search for Home$ave rebate opportunities and pay your bill online. We're working hard to give you the best service possible!
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    Danville's Mass Transit System offers flexible, convenient and economical service options. From traditional fixed route service, to Handivan accomdations and senior transportation, to door-to-door service from Reserve-a-Ride, Danville Transit can get you there!
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