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Posted on: December 18, 2014

City Council calls for more study on Stewart Street development

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City Council wants further study of a developer’s proposal to build a mix of multi-family residential units, townhouses and single-family houses on Stewart Street, which connects to West Main Street near the Central... Read on...

Posted on: December 17, 2014

City Council hears analysis on Danville's housing market

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A housing market expert hired by the City of Danville says Danville is typical of soft market cities throughout the country where the defining characteristic is that demand exceeds supply and the housing stock does not match... Read on...

Posted on: December 17, 2014

Opera House Alley renovation now complete

Project engineer Karen Black at Main Street entrance to Opera House Alley

Renovation of Opera House Alley, a public alley adjacent the Ferrell Historic Lofts on Main Street, joins a growing list of completed River District projects.

The renovation included replacing roof drains with underground... Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2014

Volunteers make Community Holiday Light Show a success

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The inaugural Community Holiday Light Show opened Monday in Ballou Park. Despite a great opening night, the event was successful before the first car ever entered the park.

“This show was built by the community, for the... Read on...

Posted on: December 15, 2014

Televista renews lease in Danville, plans to add jobs

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Telvista has renewed its lease and plans to add 300 new jobs, bringing the company's total employment in Danville to 580. Mayor Sherman Saunders called the new jobs a "Christmas present to our city that truly represents the spirit of the season."

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

River City TV airing Christmas parade nightly

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River City TV will air a taped broadcast of the Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade nightly through the Christmas holiday. The parade will air at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., except for Tuesday, Dec. 16, at which time the parade will... Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2014

Cardboard Challenge garners statewide award for Danville

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Danville Parks and Recreation’s Cardboard Challenge was recently named Best New Program during Virginia Recreation and Park Society’s 60th Annual Conference held at The Homestead.

Highlighting each year’s conference is... Read on...

Posted on: December 10, 2014

City begins developing signage system for River District

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The City of Danville took steps this week toward developing a signage system for the River District that will welcome visitors to the district, direct motorists to public parking and attractions, and help pedestrians explore... Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2014

River District Artisans opens on Main Street

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Danville city officials joined officials from several organizations, including the Danville Regional Foundation and Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, on Friday afternoon in celebrating the grand opening of... Read on...

Grand opening, ribbon cutting photos
Posted on: December 3, 2014

City Council allocates bond proceeds for 10 projects

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City Council voted Tuesday night to allocate $3 million in bond proceeds for 10 projects, including renovations and improvements to streets in the River District, a Circuit Court courtroom and American Legion Stadium.

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Posted on: December 2, 2014

Committee continues electric services study

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The steering committee that will make recommendations on how best to cost-effectively serve Danville’s electric customers received a briefing Monday from an outside company that will conduct an assessment of every aspect of how the utility does business.

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Posted on: December 1, 2014

Holiday schedule for Public Works collections

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Citizens are reminded that the Public Works Department's collection of refuse, yard waste, loose leaves and curbside recycling will change for Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Collections on those two days are rescheduled for the following Saturday.

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Posted on: December 1, 2014

River City TV airing presentation on utility finances

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Danville Utilities customers will have the opportunity this week to view a presentation on the financial health of the city’s five utilities. A consulting firm made the presentation last week to the Danville Utility... Read on...

PowerPoint - Utilities Financial Overview
Posted on: November 21, 2014

Danville United focuses on youth issues

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Nearly 50 citizens, including several Danville City Council members, gathered Thursday at a meeting of the Danville United Community Relations Coalition to discuss youth issues, including high school dropout, poverty and... Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

City begins collecting loose leaves from neighborhoods

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City of Danville Public Works Department crews have begun collecting loose leaves from residential neighborhoods and will continue through Jan. 31.

There is no charge for this service, and no phone call is necessary. As... Read on...

Video - Helpful tips citizens can use

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