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    Music series kicks off with pre-Thanksgiving party

    (Posted Tuesday, Nov. 24) With the arrival of cooler temperatures, the Cabin Fever Music Series kicks off on Wednesday, Nov. 25, with a pre-Thanksgiving party at the Community Market. The event features live music. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Ticket are $8. Read on...
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    City Parks and Recreation receives two awards

    (Posted Monday, Nov. 23) Parks and Recreation has garnered two awards from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society. The awards included best new special event for the Community Holiday Light Show and best promotional effort for race calendar rack cards. Read on...
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    City contracts with firm to guide city manager search

    (Posted Thursday, Nov. 19) The City of Danville has contracted with Colin Baenziger & Associates in its search for a new city manager. The firm’s services will range from recruiting to contract negotiation. City Manager Joe King will retire Nov. 30. Read on...
  4. Municipal Building (file photo)

    City offices will be closed for Thanksgiving holiday

    (Posted Thursday, Nov. 19) The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, the public library will be closed on both days. Read on...
  5. Attorney General Mark Herring photo in Danville

    Herring aims to help police recruit more minorities

    (Posted Wednesday, Nov. 18) Attorney General Mark Herring today announced that Danville and Martinsville will pilot an initiative to help law enforcement agencies recruit more minority applicants. The strategies developed will be shared statewide. Read on...
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    Council reduces parks and recreation user fees

    (Posted Tuesday, Nov. 17) City Council on Tuesday adopted a new user fee schedule that reduces rental charges for indoor and outdoor parks and recreation facilities. The new schedule also sets one price for rentals, eliminating user classifications. Read on...
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    City illuminates substation in France’s national colors

    (Posted Tuesday, Nov. 17) Danville Utilities is illuminating its electric substation on Bridge Street in the national colors of France. The special display will continue through the end of the month as a show of solidarity with the citizens of France. Read on...
  8. City Council chambers (file photo)

    Council will meet Tuesday in business, work sessions

    (Posted Monday, Nov. 16) City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 17, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. River City TV will air the business session. Watch it live on Comcast and Gamewood cable or streaming at RiverCityTV.org. Read on...
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    Directional signage in place for Craghead Street detour

    (Posted Friday, Nov. 13) Craghead Street will remain closed to through traffic for another four to five weeks to allow for reconstruction of a culvert at Colquohoun Street. Signage is in place to direct traffic to businesses and Community Market events. Read on...
  10. Loose leaf collection

    Residents can take steps to assist city in leaf collection

    (Posted Friday, Nov. 13) With the arrival of peak leaf fall, the Public Works Department reminds citizens to not place loose leaves next to vehicles or behind poles, mailboxes, guardrails and fire hydrants. Crews will collect leaf piles through Jan. 31. Read on...
  11. Danville Utilities signage

    Audit of Danville Utilities meters continues

    (Posted Friday, Nov. 13) Danville Utilities reminds customers that a system-wide audit and survey of electric, gas and water meters continues. The audit requires teams of meter readers to visit each property to inspect meters and collect inventory data. Read on...
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    ‘HOME’ clears hurdle for move to River District

    (Posted Thursday, Nov. 12) The word “HOME” from the historic “Home of Dan River Fabrics” sign that once stood atop the White Mill will come back to the River District, at least temporarily, following a vote today of the River District Design Commission. Read on...
  13. The Raleigh Ringers in concert

    UPDATE: Top things to do in Danville this weekend

    (Posted Thursday, Nov. 12) Cheer on the GW Eagles in the state playoffs on Friday. Get in the Christmas spirit on Saturday with the River District Artisans’ Christmas Open House. Hear The Raleigh Ringers handbell ensemble in concert on Sunday. Read on...
  14. City Council chambers (file photo)

    Council will meet Tuesday in business, work sessions

    (Posted Wednesday, Nov. 11) City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 17, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. River City TV will air the business session. Watch it live on Comcast and Gamewood cable or streaming at RiverCityTV.org. Read on...
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    Courthouse will close for the Veterans Day holiday

    (Posted Monday, Nov. 9) The James F. Ingram Justice Center (Danville courthouse) will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. City government offices will be open, and city services will be provided as normal. Read on...
  16. Mayor speaks at Abe Koplen Clothing ceremony

    City celebrates legacy, new ownership of historic store

    (Posted Saturday, Nov. 7) Mayor Sherman Saunders joined other city officials and citizens on Saturday to celebrate the legacy of Abe Koplen Clothing and the passing of the ownership of this historic store to longtime employee James Cousins. Read on...
  17. Mayor speaks at Patriot Way ceremony

    City dedicates Patriot Way at ceremony on Friday

    (Posted Friday, Nov. 6) Mayor Sherman Saunders and Councilman James Buckner joined other city officials and citizens on Friday to further honor veterans by dedicating Memorial Drive from Central Boulevard to Main Street as “Patriot Way.” Read on...
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    Abe Koplen Clothing will celebrate anniversary

    (Posted Friday, Nov. 6) Abe Koplen Clothing at 214 North Union St. will celebrate its first anniversary under new ownership on Saturday, Nov. 7, with a formal “re-opening under new management” celebration that begins at 10:30 a.m. with a ribbon cutting. Read on...
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    City approves Patriot Way designation for veterans

    (Posted Thursday, Nov. 5) City Council voted Thursday night to designate a portion of Memorial Drive as “Patriot Way” to honor the service of veterans to the nation. The dual designation extends from Central Boulevard to Main Street. Read on...
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    Top things to do in Danville this weekend

    (Posted Wednesday, Nov. 4) Football fans will not want to miss Friday’s showdown between George Washington High and Magna Vista. Both teams sport 6-0 district and 8-1 overall records. On Sunday, you will want to watch the annual Veterans Day Parade. Read on...
  21. Council chambers (file photo)

    Council will meet Thursday in business, work sessions

    (Posted Tuesday, Nov. 3) The next open meeting of City Council will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5, instead of the first Tuesday of the month as normal. The change in dates is due to the Tuesday, Nov. 3, General Election. Meeting agendas are available. Read on...
  22. Kayaking on Dan River (file photo)

    DEQ lifts drought watch for Roanoke River basin

    (Posted Tuesday, Nov. 3) The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has lifted the “drought watch” advisory for the Roanoke River basin that was issued in September. The affected localities include the city of Danville in the Roanoke River basin. Read on...
  23. Smoke alarm photo

    Remember to ‘Fall Back’ for Daylight Saving Time

    (Posted Friday, Oct. 30) Remember, this weekend — officially at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1 — is the end of Daylight Saving Time. It’s the time to turn our clocks back an hour. Use that extra hour to change the batteries in the smoke alarms in your home. Read on...
  24. Halloween pumpkins

    Enjoy the boo, avoid the boo-boos on Halloween

    (Posted Friday, Oct. 30) The city urges citizens to be cautious when driving and walking in residential areas on Halloween, which will be observed on Saturday. Statistics show children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween. Read on...
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    Judge dismisses lawsuit over removal of Confederate flag

    (Posted Thursday, Oct. 29) Circuit Judge James J. Reynolds on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed against the city by the Heritage Preservation Association and others regarding removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the Sutherlin Mansion. Read on...
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    Parks maintenance crews finding ways to go 'green'

    (Posted Wednesday, Oct. 28) The maintenance division of Danville Parks and Recreation continues to find ways to go “green” by creating “grow zones,” using fewer chemicals, and re-using and repurposing river flood deposits of sand and silt. Read on...
  27. Fire headquarters photo

    Fire Department responds to record number of calls

    (Posted Wednesday, Oct. 28) The month of September was the busiest month on record for the Fire Department. The department responded to 725 calls or an average of 24.1 calls a day. The busiest time was 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and the busiest day, Wednesdays. Read on...
  28. Photo of City Council chambers

    Council meets Nov. 5 in business, work sessions

    (Posted Tuesday, Oct. 27) The next meeting of City Council will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5, instead of the first Tuesday of the month as normal. The change in dates is due to the Tuesday, Nov. 3, General Election. Meeting agendas are now available. Read on...
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    Absentee voting in person ends Saturday for election

    (Posted Tuesday, Oct. 27) Saturday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. is the deadline to absentee vote in person for those unable to go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, for the General Election. The Danville Registrar’s Office is located at 515 Main St. Read on...
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    City reschedules The Dirty Dan race for Oct. 18

    (Posted Friday, Oct. 2) Danville Parks and Recreation announced Friday that it has rescheduled The Dirty Dan race for Sunday, Oct. 18. Registration is reopened. The race is a 3.7-mile mud run through the River District and Dan Daniel Memorial Park. Read on...
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    FY 2016 Adopted Budget
    This budget supports continued efforts to reclaim Danville’s status as a place of economic opportunity and an attractive, safe, desirable place in which to live. The Adopted FY 2016 Budget supports the right mix of municipal services and facilities to satisfy current resident demands and attract newcomers.  And it does so while operating cost-effectively with affordable taxes, fees, and utility rates.  
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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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    Scheduled Road Closures Map
    This interactive map pinpoints the location of scheduled road closures/traffic disruptions and provides detail on the number of lanes closed, the lane side and direction and scheduled date and time of the closure. This map also provides added detail on the purpose of the construction, suggested alternate routes and contact information if additional information is needed. Search by address to discover scheduled projects in your area.

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