News Flash

Posted on: July 24, 2021

Danville Fire Department Responds to a structure fire at 112 Motley Ave.

Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 112 Motley Ave. shortly before midnight. Units arrived to find a single story residence with moderate smoke showing from the front. The occupant was outside the structure when units arrive...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

Posted on: July 29, 2021

Danville Public Library to host Supplies for Fines program

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 Library

News Flash

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.

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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

News Flash

Posted on: July 27, 2021

Arrest Photos

The information supplied are the Photos of individuals arrested (and the charge) in the previous seven days.

Arrest Photos in PDF format Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Arrest Information

The information supplied are the names of all individuals arrested (and the charge) in the previous seven days.

Arrest Information in PDF format Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Warrants

Warrant information, including race and sex of the accused offender, is based on information supplied by the complainant. All information is subject to verification prior to warrant service. If you know the location of any of the individuals on this list,...

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Warrant list in PDF format Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Reported Incidents

The information supplied is compiled from the incidents reported to the Danville Police Department in the prior seven day period.

Reported Incidents in PDF format Danville, VA Police Activity Report

News Flash

Posted on: July 14, 2021

07-04-2021 Police arrest suspect following shooting in department store

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Danville Police arrested 32-year-old Jaivon Alonzo Scott following a shooting at 3316 Riverside Drive. 

Police responded to a 911 call for a shooting at 2:25 p.m. inside American Freight, Furniture, Mattress and Appliance.  

The officers r...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

06-28-2021 Promotions

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The Danville Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of 3 officers today that will be effective July 1, 2021.  

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

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2021

06-24-2021 Third annual youth police academy graduation

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The Danville Police Department wishes to congratulate thirty-seven youth cadets who graduated today from the third annual youth police academy.  

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

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2021

06-22-2021 Operation nets arrests and firearms, drug seizures

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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 Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2021

06-21-2021 Danville man wanted after dispute ends in stabbing

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Danville Police are looking for Gary Lee Henry, Jr., 30, who is wanted on charges of aggravated malicious wounding, eluding police and hit and run. 

A 31-year-old male called 911 after he was stabbed in the 400 block of Dula Street on June 21 abou...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

06-17-2021 Two men arrested in connection with mid-afternoon shooting

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Police arrested Kelby Williams, age 38, and Donald Thompson, age 35, on charges related to a shooting that happened on June 16.  

The shooting happened just before 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Sunrise Store at 937 South Main Street. A few minu...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2021

*Updated* 06-10-2021 Danville Police searching for robbery suspect

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Updated 6-10-2021

Investigators charged Donzell Coles with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with the string of incidents from June 9. A member of the Danville City Sheriff’s Office was on his way to work We...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

UPDATE 06-09-2021 Danville Police searching burglary suspects

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6-9-2021  Update

Danville Police arrested Ceraphin and the 17-year-old juvenile without incident. 

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Danville Police are searching for one adult and two juveniles in connection with a weekend burglary. 

Investigators obtained an ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2021

UPDATE: 05-20-2021 Danville man killed in shooting

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May 20, 2021 Update:

Investigators charged 19-year-old Majusty Miles, of Danville, with second-degree murder in connection to the shooting death of Jontavious Logan.  

Police arrested Miles in Danville without incident and he was held without bond....

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2012

02-14-12 Burglary Arrest

At approximately 11:34 pm on 02-13-12, officers responded to Sacred Heart School, 540 Central Blvd., in reference to an alarm. Officers located 34 year old David Dwayne Dabbs of Danville in the area of the school.

After further investigation, Mr. Dabb...David Dwayne Dabbs

David Dwayne Dabbs Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2012

02-13-12 Charges Brought in Vehicle Crash

As a result of the investigation into the vehicle crash this afternoon on the Route 29 Expressway, the driver of the Nissan, John Joseph Beckelheimer, age 46 of Pittsylvania County was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Due to ongoing me...John Joseph Beckelheimer

John Joseph Beckelheimer Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2012

02-13-12 Vehicle Crash

At approximately 3:30 pm this afternoon Danville Police and EMS personnel responded to the Route 29 Expressway near Holland Road for a report of a vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Nissan Pickup was being operated by a 4...Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2012

01-24-12 Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle Update

The Danville Police Department continues to investigate an accident where a pedestrian was struck last week.

At approximately 8:20 pm on 1-17-12 a 21-year-old male was crossing Kemper Road coming from the area of Danville Community College when he was...Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases