Posted on: December 6, 2016

City outlines strategies to reduce violent crime

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City Manager Ken Larking and Police Chief Philip Broadfoot presented to City Council on Tuesday a working draft of a plan that consists of nearly 30 short-term and long-term strategies to reduce violent crime in Danville.

The short-term strategies include,...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Police will use 'cruise lights' on patrol vehicles

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The Danville Police Department is phasing in new light bars with “cruise lights” on top of patrol vehicles. The cruise lights are located on the outer corners of the light bar. Instead of flashing, the cruise lights will be on all the time in the traditio...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Fire Department lifts ban on open burning

Danville Fire Department logo

The Danville Fire Marshal’s Office has lifted the ban on open burning in the city. The ban had been in place since Nov. 17 due to to the dry weather conditions prevalent in the area.

The office reminds citizens to follow the requirements of the open burnin...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

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City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 6, in a special work session at 5:30 p.m. to discuss strategies to address violent crime. The Council’s regular business session will be held at 7 p.m., followed by its regular work session. All three session...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

JTI Leaf Services adds new facility in Danville

JTI Leaf Services sign at Riverview Industrial Park

JTI Leaf Services (US), known locally as Japan Tobacco, announces new facilities at its Riverview Industrial Park location in Danville. An expansion totaling approximately 110,000 square feet has been completed. This structure is attached to the previousl...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

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Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a payment scam involving a threat to disconnect service if payment of their utility bill is not made immediately. Small businesses are the target.

In this scam, the businesses received a phone call from an ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

City names Gillie to lead community development

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The City of Danville today announced that Kenneth C. Gillie Jr. has been named director of community development. Gillie will oversee the department’s housing, inspections and planning and zoning divisions.

Gillie was selected for the position from a field...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Police will close Main Street for Christmas parade

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Danville Police will close Main Street to all traffic at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in preparation for the annual Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade. All vehicles should be removed from Main Street at 12:30 p.m.

In addition, Craghead Street and other streets al...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Holiday Market will feature more than 100 vendors

Citizen gets photo with Santa at 2015 Holiday Market

Celebrate the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the seventh annual Holiday Market. The event will feature more than 100 vendors inside and outside the Community Market. They will be selling holiday decorations and unique gifts, as well as baked goods...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Residents can take steps to assist in leaf collection

Photo of city equipment collecting loose leaves along curbside

With the arrival of peak leaf fall, the city Public Works Department reminds citizens to not place loose leaf piles next to vehicles or behind poles, mailboxes, guardrails and fire hydrants.

Crews began collecting loose leaves from residential neighborhood...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Police urge citizens to secure personal firearms

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The Danville Police Department is reminding citizens to please secure your personal firearms. 

Over the past 3 months there have been 32 firearms reported stolen in the city of Danville. The majority of these weapons were stolen from vehicles or resid...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Danville Police provides holiday safety tips

Photo of Santa shopper carrying gift bags

The Danville Police Department would like you to have a safe holiday season! Follow these tips and remember to report any suspicious activity:

  • After dark, shop with a friend if possible.
  • Bring only cash and the credit cards you will need while shopping.
  • Alwa...
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Posted on: November 21, 2016

City offices will be closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving holiday graphic

The Municipal Building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

In addition, the public library will be closed on both days.

The James F. Ingra...

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Posted on: November 19, 2016

Police chief declares steps to reduce violent crime

Photo of Police Chief Philip Broadfoot at news conference Saturday

Police Chief Philip Broadfoot announced today that he has instructed staff to take steps now to increase the number of officers on the streets in an effort to interrupt drug and gang activities and reduce violent crime.

Broadfoot made the announcement at a...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Fire Department puts open burn ban in effect

Fire Department truck

Due to the dry weather conditions prevalent in the area, the City of Danville Fire Department is instituting a ban on open burning without a permit in the City of Danville until the moisture level increases, eliminating hazardous fire conditions.

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

City Council holds hearing on shuttle bus service

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City Council held a public hearing Tuesday night on whether to accept state money to purchase two propane buses for a shuttle service along Mount Cross Road to Averett University’s north campus.

No citizen stepped forward to speak on the item, which i...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2016

Intertape will add new manufacturing lines

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(Posted Wednesday, Nov. 16) Intertape Polymer Group plans to invest $22 million in new manufacturing lines at its Ringgold facility. The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved incentives, including machine and tools tax grants.Read on...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Holiday Bazaar will feature more than 100 vendors

2015 Holiday Bazaar vendor

Kick off your holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the annual Holiday Bazaar. The show will feature more than 100 vendor booths displaying baked goods, handmade crafts, wine, honey, meats, wreaths and late season produce.

The event is held at the Co...Read on...