Posted on: February 9, 2016

City Council eyes progress of River District Tower

River District Tower outside view

Several City Council members on Tuesday toured the former Dan River Research Building on the corner of Patton and Bridge streets to see the progress in adapting the historic textile building into leasable medical and mixed retail space to be known as Rive...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

Music series resumes Friday with 80’s Night

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The Cabin Fever Music Series resumes on Friday, Feb. 12, with an 80’s Night theme and the band Little Johnny Trailer Trash performing songs live from that era. Era-appropriate outfits not required but welcomed.

Doors at the Community Market open at 7:3...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

Registration opens for Statewide Tornado Drill

Statewide Tornado Drill poster

While we’re in the throes of winter, it’s hard to imagine a tornado showing up, but tornado season is year-round. Virginia averages 18 tornadoes annually, and it helps to know where to go and what to do when one is about to strike. Registration is now ope...Read on...

Posted on: February 4, 2016

Riverwalk Trail sections under water today

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Due to the heavy rainfall received in the last 48 hours, sections of the Riverwalk Trail are under water today. Please use caution when using the trail. Flood waters are never safe and should be avoided at all times.

In addition, residents should use ...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Police chief outlines steps to reduce crime rates

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Danville’s violent crime rates are trending downward over the last 10 years, and on Tuesday night, Police Chief Philip Broadfoot outlined steps to address concerns by City Council that the rates remain too high.

Those steps include hiring an additional...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

City reopens Newton Street block following work

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The City of Danville today reopened both lanes of Newton Street between Craghead and Lynn streets. The block had been closed since Monday to allow a contract crew to install electric distribution and communications conduits.

The installation of the con...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

Company withdraws plans for convenience store

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City Council on Tuesday night voted to allow a company seeking to operate a convenience and deli store at 541 North Main St. to withdraw its request.

KFG Properties LLC had requested a special use permit to convert the building at 541 North Main St. in...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

City concluding probe into employee misconduct

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Today, Danville city officials announced that they are wrapping up their work in response to misconduct by a small group of employees in one city division. The process began in 2013, when Danville police uncovered evidence of the misconduct and conducted ...Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2016

Library hosts exhibit for Black History Month

George Washington Carver

(Posted Monday, Feb. 1) The Danville Public Library is hosting a special exhibit as part of its celebration of Black History Month. The exhibit, located near the reference desk, includes hand painted figures, baseball cards and other memorabilia.

Posted on: February 1, 2016

City Council will meet on Tuesday; agendas posted

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City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 2, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.

The work se...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Jonas leads City to extend loose-leaf collection

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The City of Danville’s Public Works Department is extending its loose-leaf collection because of Winter Storm Jonas, which produced 7.8 inches of snow and sleet in Danville on Jan. 22-23.

City crews will continue to vacuum leaves for an additional thre...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

City will close Newton Street block for work

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Beginning Monday, Feb. 1, the City of Danville will close both lanes of Newton Street between Craghead and Lynn streets to allow a contract crew to install electric distribution and communications conduits.

The lane closures will be in place from 7 a.m...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Winter Farmers’ Market resumes on Saturday

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The Danville Farmers’ Market, one of the River District’s long-standing traditions, resumes its winter operation on Saturday, Jan. 30. Located in the Community Market building at 629 Craghead St., the farmers’ market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2016

All Danville Transit buses now in regular service

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UPDATE AT 4:30 P.M TUESDAY: All Danville Transit buses are now in regular service. Overnight temperatures are expected to remain well above freezing, so on Wednesday, all buses are expected to start the day in regular service.

STORY POSTED AT NOON TU...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2016

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 2, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.

The work se...Read on...

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Posted on: January 24, 2016

City crews will apply sand to icy areas tonight, Tuesday

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UPDATE AT 6:30 P.M. MONDAY: Danville Police report that main thoroughfares and collector streets remain clear. Secondary streets are improving. Large mounds of pushed snow became more of a problem today as traffic levels increased.

Public Works will ha...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2016

Mayor thanks employees, citizens for storm response

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Mayor Sherman Saunders on Monday issued a statement on behalf of Danville City Council, to say “thank you” to City employees for exemplary work in responding to Winter Storm Jonas.

“No one can control ‘acts of nature,’ but you were prepared for this si...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2016

City arranges for shelters and warming centers

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The City of Danville has arranged for various agencies to provide shelters and warming centers to be available due to the winter storm. If you need shelter, call the non-emergency number of the city's Emergency Communications Center. The number is 434-799...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2016

City names Jason Grey as director of utilities

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The City of Danville announced today that Jason Grey has been selected as director of utilities. He has served as interim director of utilities since April 2014.

Grey’s promotion is effective immediately.

“Jason has done a great job leading the Util...Read on...

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

City cancels this week’s Farmers’ Market, concert

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Due to the winter storm expected this weekend, the Danville Farmers’ Market will not be held as scheduled on Saturday.

In addition, the Harvest Jubilee’s Cabin Fever concert scheduled for Friday has been postponed.

The Farmers’ Market will continue ...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2016

Community Foundation awards two grants to city

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The City of Danville was among the recipients of grants announced Tuesday by the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.

The Police Department was awarded $12,800 to replace an aging child fingerprinting system and to revamp the program with new ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 18, 2016

Danville Utilities receives peak power alert

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With the arrival of the coldest air of the winter season, Danville Utilities has received a peak power alert from American Electric Power. The alert covers a two-hour period from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Power and light customers are urged...Read on...