Posted on: March 24, 2017

Police warn about gun thefts from unlocked cars

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Danville Police on Friday said the theft of firearms from unlocked vehicles continues to be a serious crime problem. They urge gun owners to secure their weapon at all times.

Leaving it in a vehicle, especially if it is unlocked, is not a safe or secure pl...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Officials break ground at Berry Hill Industrial Park

RIFA Chairman Sherman Saunders, right, welcomes Commerce Secretary Todd Haymore

More than eight years of work by local leaders from Danville, Pittsylvania County and the City of Eden, N.C., culminated Thursday in a groundbreaking ceremony for the phase one development at Berry Hill Industrial Park.

The 3,500-acre park is located along...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Proposed budget addresses crime, schools, growth

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Danville City Manager Ken Larking tonight submitted a proposed budget that includes additional crime reduction initiatives, invests more money in public schools and continues projects designed to grow Danville.

Reducing crime, improving public schools and ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

What would you do if you were in a tornado?

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Virginia held its Statewide Tornado Drill this morning at 9:45 a.m. The annual drill is an opportunity to take a moment and think about what you would do during a real tornado — and actually practice those actions.

Do you know what you should do?

If you are...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

The Launch Place invests $250,000 in iScribes

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The Launch Place announced today that it is investing $250,000 in iScribes to further develop its operational capacity and technology for delivering virtual scribe services to healthcare providers across the United States. iScribes is a HIPAA-compliant mo...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

City reopens trestle bridge on Riverwalk Trail

Repaired section of Riverwalk Trail trestle bridge

UPDATE: The Parks and Recreation Department today reopened the Riverwalk Trail trestle bridge over the Dan River at the Crossing at The Dan. Boards and other material damaged by a fire earlier this week were replaced or repaired.

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet Tuesday, March 21, 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 Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is l...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Danville Utilities seeks to survey riverbank

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Danville Utilities is seeking permission from property owners along the Dan River upstream from the water treatment plant to carry out geophysical surveys. The surveys would be part of a study to determine if installation of a riverbank filtration system ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

City seeks vendors for home improvement expo

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The City of Danville is seeking qualified vendors and tradesmen to participate in a home maintenance and landscaping expo scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 6, at the Community Market.

This expo will kick off the fifth annual Make Danville Shin...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

City set to monitor overnight weather

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Public Works and Utilities departments are monitoring the track of an approaching winter storm that is expected to strengthen Monday night off the cost of the Carolinas. The storm will send a mix of precipitation types into Virginia overnight Monday night...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Tickets on sale for concert featuring Old Dominion

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Tickets are on sale for Danville Harvest Jubilee’s first show in the Summer Concert Series, which will feature Old Dominion.

The band will perform live at the Carrington Pavilion on Saturday, June 3. Tickets are $40 for reserved seating, $35 for obst...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

City sets up observation camera for osprey nest

Photo of osprey at nest platform

An observation camera was recently installed above an osprey nest platform, giving citizens a bird’s eye view of the bird of prey.

The camera project was a collaborative effort by Danville Parks and Recreation, Danville Utilities and the City of Danv...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

City Council views plans for riverfront park

Riverfront park rendering

City Council met Tuesday evening in a special work session to view a presentation on a conceptual plan for a proposed riverfront park to be located adjacent the White Mill on four acres of the former Dan River Mills property.

The park would include both we...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Music series continues with Dirty Grass Soul

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The Cabin Fever Music Series resumes on Saturday, March 11, with music by Dirty Grass Soul.

Doors at the Community Market open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 and will be available at the door.

Dirty Grass Soul is a Shelby, N.C.-based band that plays a mix of s...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

State Board of Elections issues primary notices

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The Virginia State Board of Elections has issued an official notice that primary elections will be held on June 13 in Danville to nominate a candidate for the Democratic and Republican parties for offices, including the governor, lieutenant governor and a...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

City Council will meet on Tuesday; agendas posted

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City Council will meet Tuesday, March 7, in a business session and two work sessions. All three sessions are open to the public.

Council's meeting will begin with a special work session at 5:30 p.m. to hear a presentation on a conceptual plan for ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Police promote officers, present commendations

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The Danville Police Department today promoted seven officers and presented two awards and three letters of commendation to officers in a ceremony attended by family, friends and colleagues.

Sgt. Steve Richardson and Sgt. Keith Thompson were promoted to the...

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