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Posted on: July 21, 2014

Danville mayor, Pittsylvania chairman will deliver 'State of Region' address

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The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce will host the "State of the Region Address" on Tuesday, July 29, with Danville Mayor Sherman M. Saunders and Jessie L. Barksdale, chairman of the Pittsylvania County... Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2014

Free outdoor movie series features ‘Elf’ on Friday

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Danville Parks and Recreation’s Centra Summer Movies in the Park Series will continue at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 25, at Ballou Park, with the movie “Elf.”

Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film starring Will Ferrell,... Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2014

City Council members tour U.S. Green Energy facility

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City Council members tour U.S. Green Energy production facility and learn of production equipment upgrades, potential customer leads, and current contract discussions that include sale of solar light poles to Haiti, Pakistan and a country in Africa.

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Posted on: July 16, 2014

Library’s new website takes patrons beyond bricks, mortar and books

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The Danville Public Library has launched a redesigned website that better reflects the extension of a modern library far beyond bricks, mortar and books.

The site can be found at a new web address – www.readdanvilleva.org... Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2014

Duke Energy, EPA brief City Council on river cleanup

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Duke Energy has completed the cleanup of a coal ash deposit and river sediment near the Schoolfield Dam, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will scale back its monitoring of the Dan River.

City Council received... Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2014

Former Piedmont Hardware building undergoes redevelopment

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The former Piedmont Hardware building on Craghead Street will gain new life as office space and add to a growing River District. Local businessman Rick Barker purchased the 21,000 square-foot building last year. Ground floor offices will open in November.

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Posted on: July 15, 2014

New technology helping Danville Police Department

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The Danville Police Department recently received a Smart Board for use in morning patrol briefings, department training and special operations. The large, interactive monitor connects to a computer and provides visual display of data and pictures.

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Posted on: July 11, 2014

Danville Utilities releases expanded water quality report

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The Danville Utilities Department has released an expanded water quality report that provides information on regulated compounds, the cleanup of coal ash and sediment from the Dan River, and the upcoming trihalomethane... Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2014

Aiken Bridge repairs near completion, lane closures continue

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Lane closures on Central Boulevard continue as repairs to the Aiken Bridge near an end. Weather permitting, repairs are expected to be completed within the next two to three weeks.

Until then, the right northbound and... Read on...

Posted on: July 9, 2014

Industrial Development Authority chooses T. Neal Morris as new chairman

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The Industrial Development Authority has chosen T. Neal Morris as its chairman. He was nominated by Richard Turner, who has headed the authority for almost 10 years. The group facilitates redevelopment in industrial parks and River District properties.

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Posted on: July 8, 2014

Danville schedules activities for citizens to Get Out and Play

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City Council recently proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation Month in Danville in honor of National Parks and Recreation Month.

“This month, we want the citizens of Danville to get out and play,” said Bill Sgrinia. “We... Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2014

Trail section at YMCA temporarily closed on weekdays

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The Riverwalk Trail section at the new Danville Family YMCA is now closed for periods of time on weekdays to allow construction crews to work on the building exterior facing the river.

The closure began Tuesday, July 8... Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2014

International grocery market opens in downtown Danville

South Ridge Grocery International Market is now open on South Ridge Street. International items include beverage syrups, pickles, spices, chutneys, tea cracker cookies, rice and specialty flour varieties. The store sells fresh goat, lamb and beef.

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

City Council allows court fee for electronic summons system

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Danville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow Circuit and District courts in Danville to assess a $5 fee to pay for an electronic summons system that will make it easier for police to write traffic tickets... Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2014

City Council selects Saunders as mayor, Miller as vice mayor

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City Council voted Tuesday for Councilman Sherman Saunders to continue to serve as mayor of Danville, and it chose Councilman Dr. Gary Miller to continue as vice mayor.

Their terms as mayor and vice mayor will be for two... Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2014

Danville welcomes Moon River Thai Bistro

Wayne Alan, left, Dan Doby, center, listen as Mayor Sherman Saunders opens the ceremony Thursday.

Danville city officials joined other area leaders and citizens Thursday morning in welcoming Moon River Thai Bistro as the first addition since the creation of the tourism zone that includes the River District and designated... Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2014

Danville creates online community crime mapping site

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The city of Danville has created a map detailing crime within the city, and this map is now accessible in seconds to anyone with an Internet connection.

The interactive map pinpoints the location of police-documented... Read on...

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Posted on: June 26, 2014

Hatcher Center Outlet Store moving to downtown Danville

The Arc of Southside plans to move its Hatcher Center Outlet Store in Blairs to downtown Danville by the Christmas holidays. Tonya Fowler, executive director of The Arc of Southside, said the organization bought the River District building at 411 Main St.

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