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Posted on: February 7, 2023

City seeks proposals for Monument-Berryman area

The housing division of the City of Danville’s Community Development Department is accepting proposals to develop residential properties in the Monument Street and Berryman Avenue area.

The project area consists of 110 controlled parcels, large a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 6, 2023

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 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 ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 2, 2023

Robert David recognized among top influencers

Robert David portrait photo

Robert David, youth services and gang violence prevention coordinator for the City of Danville, was recently named among the “Top 100 Influencers in Local Government” in 2022 by the nonprofit Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).

De...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 1, 2023

Governor announces local company to expand

News release from the governor’s office

Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Engineered BioPharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical engineering and manufacturing company dedicated to advancing cost-effective, state-of-the-art medicine, wil...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Streetscape phase to begin on Wilson Street

The next phase of streetscape improvements in the River District will begin this week, with improvements being made on Wilson Street between Bridge and Craghead streets. This block is closed in preparation for the following activity:

  • Expansion of the storm...
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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Improvement project begins on Audubon Drive

The Audubon Drive improvement project, which will expand the storm drainage system and add a sidewalk from Riverside Drive to Apollo Avenue, is underway. The project also includes the addition of a crosswalk with pedestrian lights on Riverside Drive.

Traff...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Project Imagine honors latest class of graduates

Project Imagine group photo

Five teenagers were honored on Thursday for completing life skills training and goal-setting exercises through Project Imagine, a community violence intervention collaborative that steers gang-prone kids off the streets and toward pursuing something great...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Caesars Virginia to hold supplier outreach event

News release by Caesars Virginia

Caesars Entertainment is pleased to announce a Supplier Outreach Event to be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research Facility, located at 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville, VA. The event w...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Health District schedules free flu vaccine clinic

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free seasonal flu vaccine at a special clinic on Friday, February 3, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Ballou Park Recreation Center located at 760 West...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Lane closures slated for Audubon Drive

Audubon Drive from Riverside Drive to Apollo Drive will be closed to through traffic today through Thursday, Jan. 24-26, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to allow for connection of new water and gas mains.

Also, a water outage for Audubon Drive between Riversid...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Report: Violent crime continues to drop

Police Chief Scott Booth told the City Council earlier this week that the city saw fewer reported robberies, rapes, and aggravated assaults in 2022 than during the previous year.

A total of 128 total violent crimes were reported last year. That number is a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Project B.R.A.V.E. sees early successes

BRAVE Logo with Partners

In light of the recent murder/suicide on Glen Oak Drive on Dec. 31, 2022, the Danville Police Department is highlighting Project B.R.A.V.E. and the work to reduce domestic violence incidents in the city. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 20, 2023

City receives award for financial reporting excellence

For the 36th consecutive year, the City of Danville’s Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

The C...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Cabin Fever Music Series continues Saturday

The second concert in Danville Harvest Jubilee’s annual Cabin Fever Music Series continues Saturday, Jan. 18, inside the Community Market with Matt Boswell and the Hillbilly Blues Band performing.

Boswell and the band will be performing for their...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Youth Police Academy slots fill quickly

Danville Police Youth Academy

UPDATE: All available slots for the fifth annual Youth Police Academy have been filled. The Police Department is still accepting leader applications, which are available here. For any questions, or special cases, contact Cpl. Sylvia Broo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Light show raises over $17,700 for community

The Community Holiday Light Show, which was held Dec. 8-23 at Ballou Park, marked another big year for giving back to the community, with $17,710 raised for gate workers and best-in-show display winners.

The light show has been an annual event since 2014.&...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 12, 2023

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 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...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 12, 2023

New identity unveiled for iconic White Mill

The City of Danville and The Alexander Company held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the commencement of construction that will transform the long vacant White Mill in Danville’s River District from its original role as part of...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Holiday schedule for city offices, services

martin-luther-king day

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

Danville T...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Public invited to attend White Mill ceremony

The City of Danville and The Alexander Company invite the community to celebrate White Mill’s exciting progress in a groundbreaking ceremony taking place on Thursday, January 12th, at the project site of 424 Memorial Drive.

 In a public-...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Police offering juvenile justice training course

Reimagining Juvenile Justice Flyer with Sign Up QR Code

The Danville Police Department is pleased to offer Reimagining Juvenile Justice training during a six-week course each Wednesday from 1-5 p.m. beginning Feb. 1 through March 8.

Participants will engage in hands-on learning experiences during the no-cost tr...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Lane closures slated for Piney Forest Road

Detour - Piney Forest Road street view map

Lane closures on Piney Forest Road at Franklin Turnpike are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Wednesday, Jan. 11, to allow for emergency sewer repairs to the sewer tap for McDonald's at 1435 Piney Forest Road.

Both southbound lanes will be close...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Police receive grant for Real Time Crime Center

Real Time Crime Center

The Danville Police Department (DPD) recently received a Virginia Department of Criminal Justices Services Law Enforcement American Rescue Plan Equipment and Technology Grant for the completion of a Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) and a ballistic identifica...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Cabin Fever Music Series opens Saturday

Cabin Fever logo

Danville Harvest Jubilee’s annual Cabin Fever Music Series opens on Saturday, Jan. 7, inside the Community Market with the band Mended Fences performing.

The Rocky Mount-based band plays a variety of country, rock, pop, R&B and Top 40 hits.

Do...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Winter Farmers’ Market to open Saturday

Flyer for opening of the Winter Market

The eighth season of the Winter Market at the Danville Farmers' Market will get underway on Saturday, Jan. 7, with vendors offering seasonal produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, jams and jellies, honey, soaps, and crafts.

Located in the Community Ro...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2023

DCC launches 16-week cybersecurity training

News release by Danville Community College

On January 23, 2023, Danville Community College (DCC) will launch a brand new, 16-week cybersecurity training to provide students with foundational skills to begin their careers. Offered via a hybrid format (50% o...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 3, 2023

Jones to continue as the city’s mayor

Mayor Jones presides following today's vote

Councilman Alonzo Jones will continue as the mayor and Councilman Dr. Gary Miller will continue as the vice mayor following votes by the City Council today. They will perform the duties of the mayor and vice mayor for the next two years.

Jones has been a C...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 30, 2022

Give your live, fresh cut Christmas tree a new life

As Danville residents get ready to undeck the halls, the Public Works Department offers a way to give live, fresh cut Christmas trees and wreaths a second life. Crews will collect trees placed curbside and take them to the City’s compost and mulc...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 30, 2022

Tunstall, Orange County take tournament titles

The Harry Johnson Holiday Classic provided three days of exciting basketball action, with the Tunstall High School boys’ team and the Orange County girls’ teams winning tournament championships on Thursday evening.

Tunstall defeated George Washington High ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 29, 2022

City Council’s inaugural meeting set for Jan. 3

City Council will hold its inaugural meeting at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 3. The organizational meeting is held every two years for the public swearing-in of winners of the most recent City Council election, selection of a mayor and vice mayor, and issuance o...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 29, 2022

Holiday schedule for city offices, services

Happy New Year's 2023 celebration image

In observance of the New Year’s Day holiday, the Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices, the library, and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2.

Danville Transit buses will not operat...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2022

City awarded $5 million grant for White Mill

The City of Danville will receive a state grant of $5 million for assistance in restoration and rehabilitation of the former White Mill building at 424 Memorial Drive.

The grant was one of 20 Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) grants, announced today by ...

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Governor's news release... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 21, 2022

City will study pay organization-wide

City Manager Ken Larking told the City Council Tuesday night that an organization-wide pay study will be undertaken to address disparities that have developed because of volatile movements in market averages over the last three years.

Employees have receiv...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 21, 2022

Holiday basketball action set for next week

Brackets - Harry Johnson Holiday Classic

The Harry Johnson Holiday Classic will feature six high school basketball boys’ teams, four high school girls’ teams, and three middle school boys’ teams competing over three days — Tuesday, Dec. 27, Wednesday, Dec....

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Resurfacing of Westover Drive section completed

Resurfacing of Westover Drive from Riverside Drive to Capri Court has been completed. A temporary double yellow line will be placed in the center of the roadway when the work can be scheduled.

However, the permanent striping work, including the bike lanes,...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Holiday schedule for city offices, services

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will close for the Christmas holiday beginning Friday, Dec. 23, and will remain closed until Tuesday, Dec. 27.

The Ruby B. Archie Public Library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Holiday Light Show wraps up this week

The ninth annual Community Holiday Light Show wraps up this  week, with shows daily from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ballou Park through Friday, Dec. 23. Ride through the park and enjoy a visit with Santa at the Children's Village.

The drive-thro...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 16, 2022

City presents Children & Youth Master Plan

A cross sector of local agencies and organizations gathered Friday for a public presentation of Danville’s Children & Youth Master Plan that has been more than one year in the making.

The master plan will serve as a road map for how city gove...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Lane closures slated for Audubon Drive

Audubon Drive map

Audubon Drive from Riverside Drive to Apollo Drive will be closed to through traffic on Monday, Dec. 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. allow for installation of new water and gas mains.

Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Apollo Drive. Northbound traffic from...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Danville Welcomes River District Golf & Social

Danville City officials joined other area leaders and citizens Friday afternoon in welcoming River District Golf & Social to the growing list of new businesses to the River District. 

River District Golf & Social features five climate-cont...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements