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    Council tables decision on city budget

    (Posted Tuesday, May 19) City Council on Tuesday tabled action on the proposed city budget and capital improvements plan for the next fiscal year due to continued concerns over pay compression for some city employees. Read on...
  2. Bobby Carlsen

    Photography studio will locate to River District

    (Posted Tuesday, May 19) Bobby Carlsen Photography will locate to the River District, where it will occupy the upper floors at 312 Main St. The space at one time was occupied by The Atrium Furniture & Design. Carlsen plans to open the studio this summer. Read on...
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    Repairs begin Wednesday on Riverside Drive bridge

    (Posted Tuesday, May 19) Burleigh Construction Co. is scheduled on Wednesday to begin making permanent repairs to the bridge at the interchange of Riverside Drive and Piedmont Drive. Motorists can expect lane restrictions over the next three weeks. Read on...
  4. Ribbon cutting for Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining

    Governor says new center will provide the skilled workforce CEOs demand

    (Posted Monday, May 18) Gov. Terry McAuliffe came to Danville on Friday to honor the freshly completed Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining, which will provide advanced manufacturing students with high-end instruction on state-of-the-art equipment. Read on...
  5. River District banner

    River District Commission approves five projects

    (Posted Friday, May 15) Five proposed projects in the River District, including renovation of the former Wise Hundley Building for retail and residential use, have received certificates of appropriateness from the River District Design Commission. Read on...
  6. The Cadillac Three

    Ray Scott, The Cadillac Three will kick off Festival in the Park entertainment

    (Posted Wednesday, May 13) Country music will fill the air Friday night as the 41st annual Festival in the Park opens at Ballou Park. National recording artist Ray Scott will take the stage at 6:30 p.m., followed by The Cadillac Three at 7:45 p.m. Read on...
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    ‘Make Danville Shine Month’ nears halfway point

    (Posted Wednesday, May 13) “Make Danville Shine Month” is nearing the halfway point for citizens to clean, paint and fix their property. Public Works crews are picking up oversized piles of separated yard waste and household debris placed at curbside. Read on...
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    Danville United will 'Reimagine You and Me' on Thursday

    (Posted Wednesday, May 13) Danville United will meet Thursday, May 14, at the Pepsi Building. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature a relationship building activity for small groups using the theme “Reimagine You and Me.” Read on...
  9. Municipal Building

    Municipal Building roof replacement scheduled to begin Monday

    (Posted Friday, May 8) Beginning Monday, May 11, the Patton Street entrance to the Municipal Building and sidewalk in front of the building will be blocked periodically to allow for replacement of the roof. Two-way travel on the street will continue. Read on...
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    City Council OKs school budget and higher wastewater rate, meter charge

    (Posted Tuesday, May 5) City Council on Tuesday night approved the Danville Public Schools budget for the next school year. Council also raised the wastewater rate and meter charge effective July 1 and tabled action on natural gas and electricity. Read on...
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    Festival in the Park returns with new twists

    (Posted Tuesday, May 5) A tradition for 41 years, Festival in the Park, presented by Pepsi, makes its return May 15, 16 and 17, and this year, tradition will have a few new twists, including sand sculpting, an aquatic dog competition, and human foosball. Read on...
  12. River District

    Danville unveils new brand for the River District: ‘Reimagine That’

    (Posted Friday, May 1) Danville’s River District, which today boasts a new look and vibe thanks to added amenities and a repurposing of buildings, introduced a new brand Friday to capture the spirit of changes taking place. Read on...
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    Update: Danville continues treating water with activated carbon

    (Posted Friday, May 1) Water plant operators continue to use activated carbon to treat drinking water, and the process will be ongoing until all customers receive water free of bad taste and odor, Interim Director of Utilities Jason Grey said Friday. Read on...
  14. Youth Council

    Youth Council holds photography showcase, discussion at YMCA

    (Posted Friday, May 1) The Danville City Youth Council held a photography showcase and community panel discussion on Wednesday. The photography exhibit focused on their concerns about blighted buildings and unoccupied structures in the city. Read on...
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    Storm drain installation underway on Lynn Street

    (Posted Wednesday, April 29) Lynn Street from Newton to Colquhoun streets will be closed periodically to thru traffic until Friday, May 8, to allow for installation of a storm pipe, weather permitting. Installation will take place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Read on...
  16. Dueling Pianos

    Dueling pianos will take center stage at River District unveiling celebration

    (Posted Monday, April 27) This Friday marks something unusual in entertainment with dueling pianos provided by Dueling Pianos International: a high energy, all request, sing along, clap along, rock n’ roll, comedy piano show. Admission is free. Read on...
  17. River District

    Danville plans fireworks show as part of River District brand unveiling

    (Posted Saturday, April 25) The City of Danville is preparing to introduce its new branding for the River District on Friday, May 1, with a community event featuring live entertainment, food, children’s activities and a fireworks show. Admission is free. Read on...
  18. Youth Council

    Youth Council will hold photography showcase, discussion at YMCA

    (Posted Friday, April 24) The Danville City Youth Council will hold a photography showcase and community panel discussion on Wednesday, April 29, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Danville YMCA. The event is open to the public. Read on...
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    City will hold another public hearing on Mount Cross Road widening

    (Posted Friday, April 24) The City of Danville will hold another public hearing from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, regarding the proposed widening of Mount Cross Road between Lowes Drive and the city limits. The hearing will be at the Municipal Building. Read on...
  20. Shine month

    Mayor declares month of May as ‘Make Danville Shine Month’

    (Posted Wednesday, April 22) Mayor Sherman Saunders has declared the month of May as “Make Danville Shine Month.” This year's clean-up, paint-up and fix-up campaign kicks off Saturday morning, May 2, with a home improvement expo at the Community Market. Read on...
  21. Jovi Tribute band

    Bon Jovi tribute band opens new concert series May 2

    (Posted Wednesday, April 22) A new concert series – Covers at the Crossing – will debut Saturday, May 2, at the Carrington Pavilion with a performance by Slippery When Wet, the Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute band. Tickets will be available at the gate. Read on...
  22. MLK bridge

    Sign installation will restrict travel Tuesday at Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge

    (Posted Monday, April 20) On Tuesday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the left southbound lane on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge will be restricted at the intersection of Riverside Drive to allow for installation of a gateway sign, weather permitting. Read on...
  23. Paving begins

    Wendell Scott Drive milling, paving begins Thursday

    (Posted on Wednesday, April 1) Beginning on Thursday, April 2, lane shifts will be in effect on Wendell Scott Drive from Arnett Boulevard to Piney Forest Road to allow for milling and paving of the street. Motorists are urged to proceed with caution. Read on...
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    FY 2016 Introductory Budget
    Municipal services and programs would remain at current levels with no increases in real estate, meals and lodging taxes. The proposed budget also includes a utility rate study recommendation for an average 3.5 percent increase in wastewater rates. The bill for the typical residential customer would increase by $1.85 a month. No increases for electricity, gas and water in the next fiscal year are in the proposed budget.
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    Clean Up, Paint Up, Fix Up!
    Start making your spring cleaning plans because next month is Make Danville Shine month! To help our residents better beautify their homes and neighborhoods, we are offering extra refuse collection options including as allowing over-sized yardwaste and debris piles on your collection day, roll-off container rentals, and free tire collection during the month of May.  Get more information about incentives and meet home repair experts at the Home Expo on May 2 at the Community Market!
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    Water Taste and Odor Information
    Danville Utilities along with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) continue to work hard to resolve the algae issues that are causing a water taste and odor problem for Danville Utilities’ water customers. See this page for more information, FAQs, and related documents and links.  
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