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Posted on: September 11, 2014

City dedicates new fire headquarters, remembers the fallen

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The city of Danville on Thursday dedicated its new fire headquarters building and 9-1-1 emergency communications center at 600 Lynn Street as state and local officials, firefighters and hundreds of friends gathered to also... Read on...

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Posted on: September 10, 2014

You spot it, we fix it: City launches ‘Fix It Danville’

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Is there a damaged curb in your neighborhood or a pothole that needs fixing? Now you can help report non-emergency problems such as these to the City of Danville using a free mobile app available for iPhones and Android... Read on...

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Posted on: September 9, 2014

City markets former Schoolfield mill site as "Dan River Technology Park"

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The former Dan River Mills' Schoolfield site has a new name: "Dan River Technology Park." The City of Danville chose the name in its pursuit of high-tech companies for the property.

The site has infrastructure... Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2014

City will hold citizen meeting Sept. 23 on Mount Cross Road widening project

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The City of Danville will hold a citizen information meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23, regarding proposed widening improvements to Mount Cross Road between Lowes Drive and the city limits.

The meeting will be held from 4 p.m.... Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2014

City Council declares two former schools as surplus property

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Danville City Council voted Tuesday night to declare the former W. Townes Lee Elementary School and a portion of the former Glenwood Elementary School as surplus property. In addition, City Council authorized city staff to... Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2014

Danville Utilities now offering free gas pilot lighting service

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In preparation for the winter heating season, Danville Utilities will ignite natural gas furnace pilot lights free of charge for customers who call on or before Sept. 19 to schedule pilot lighting services.

To request... Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2014

Inspection finds no problems at Schoolfield Dam

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Danville Utilities and STS Hydro officials found no problems during their inspection of the Schoolfield Dam. The water level at the dam was lowered about 15 feet Thursday, allowing them to inspect the wood and metal normally submerged behind the dam.

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Posted on: September 1, 2014

Governor declares September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia

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Governor Terry McAuliffe has recognized September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia, calling on families, business owners and communities to take specific steps to be ready for emergencies.

“Most Virginians know... Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2014

New firm opens in River District

Solex Architecture formally opened its new office on Craghead Street on Thursday. Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina, Solex offers design services for all aspects of building. Solex is short for “solution exploration.”

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Posted on: August 28, 2014

Foundation provides grant to help students learn while serving community

The Danville Regional Foundation has provided a grant to Averett University to create a center that will match university and community college students with local businesses and nonprofit organizations through internships and service-learning programs.

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Posted on: August 26, 2014

Foundation announces creation of RiverBank Fund

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The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region (CFDRR) has announced that it has established the RiverBank Fund to gather substantial donations throughout Virginia and North Carolina earmarked for the protection and... Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2014

State officials urge citizens to register for Great SouthEast ShakeOut drill

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Many Virginians remember where they were and how they reacted Aug. 23, 2011, when an historic 5.8 earthquake centered in Louisa County knocked homes and buildings from foundations, destroyed schools and heavily damaged the... Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2014

The Launch Place announces pre-seed investment program

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To help innovative entrepreneurs expedite the early stages of their start-up development process, The Launch Place announced today a new investment initiative called the Pre-Seed Investment Program to further these... Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2014

City Council accepts transfer of property for a park

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Danville City Council voted Tuesday night to accept a 105.6 acre-gift of property offered by a local family for future recreational use.

Ormond Keister Evans Jr., Judith C. Evans and Bob N. Evans Sr. are gifting to the... Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

Facelift begins for children's area at library

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The children’s area at the main branch of the Danville Public Library is getting a facelift. Crews and library staff have cleared out the children's area on the top floor, packing up the books in hundreds of boxes.

The... Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

Police investigating irregularities in Utilities Department

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The Danville Police Department is investigating the possible abuse of overtime pay and illegal use of company credit cards among certain work groups in the Danville Utilities Department. In addition, police are investigating... Read on...

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