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Posted on: June 14, 2019

City honors second Project Imagine graduates

Project Imagine logo - color

A graduation ceremony was held today for the second Project Imagine class, with the four members receiving certificates for completing a nine-week work readiness program that gives gang-affiliated youth a future off the streets by providing them with a pa...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 14, 2019

VDOT opens all lanes on U.S. 29 Bypass

Traffic alert sign

The Virginia Department of Transportation has opened all lanes on the Danville Expressway/U.S. 29 Bypass near Barkers Branch. The remaining signage also has been removed, and there are no travel restrictions.

The reopening of all lanes took place late Thur...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 14, 2019

North Union to be closed to through traffic

Photo - North Union Street scheduled closure

Weather permitting, North Union Street is scheduled to be closed to through traffic on Monday, June 17, and Tuesday, June 18, to allow for the installation of a crosswalk. All businesses will be accessible.

The crosswalk will be installed in the area of th...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 13, 2019

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, June 18, 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 is lo...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Airport releases details on open house, rally

Airport Open House Flyer - Danville Regional Airport

On Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., an Airport Open House and Young Eagles Rally will be held at the Danville Regional Airport. Up to 15 pilots from Virginia and North Carolina will complete free plane rides for children ages 8 to 17, who hav...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Children’s Festival will offer new attractions

Childrens Festival 2018 logo

The Danville Children’s Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at the Carrington Pavilion, 629 Craghead St. The event will feature a talent showcase, amusement rides, crafts, a splash zone, and tubing rides on the riv...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Music on Main concert series will open Thursday

Music on Main Logo

Music on Main returns to Main Street Plaza this week for a summer full of music down by the river.

The free music series kicks off Thursday, June 13, with the jazz-stylings of Small Town Orchestra. All shows start at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at 111 Main ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 7, 2019

City’s 2019 aerial photos now available online

GIS web page

The City of Danville today announced that the 2019 aerial photographs are now available on its geographic information systems (GIS) website using the Parcel Viewer application.

The photos were taken between Jan. 1 and Jan. 6 with a 3-inch resolution. At th...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 5, 2019

City Council OKs tax hikes to fund schools

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City Council voted Tuesday night to raise taxes on real estate, personal property and lodging to invest additional money in public schools, better support the Danville Life Saving Crew, and provide a current revenue source for projects designed to grow Da...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 4, 2019

City receives Strategic Partnership Award

(Posted Tuesday, June 4) The City of Danville was among the winners of the first-ever Strategic Partnership Award winners presented last week by Danville Public Schools. The award is given for support of school programs and initiatives.

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Artisan Expo will present crafters at work Saturday

Farmers market logo

The Artisan Expo, which features local artisans demonstrating their crafts as well as selling the goods they make, will return for its fifth season on Saturday, June 8, at the Community Market.

The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon in the community...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Profiles of Honor tour coming to Danville

Profiles of Honor Tour mobile museum

The Virginia WWI and WWII Profiles of Honor Tour will be in the City of Danville on Saturday, June 15, where it will be located at the Danville Children’s Festival at the Carrington Pavilion. The mobile museum, free and open to the publ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 30, 2019

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, June 4, 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 is loc...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Mayor officially welcomes restaurant to River District

King Cropp Food ribbon cutting

Mayor Alonzo Jones joined other area leaders and citizens Tuesday morning in a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially welcome King Cropp Food to the River District. The restaurant is located at 621 Main St.

Jones said restaurant owners Chr...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Police report big drop in violent crime, burglaries

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Danville Police on Thursday reported significant declines in violent crime and burglaries during the first five months of this year as compared to the same period the year before.

Multiple factors, Police Chief Scott Booth said, are contributing to the dec...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Danville welcomes another leader in food industry

Litehouse logo

With today’s announcement from Governor Ralph Northam that Litehouse Inc. will establish its first East Coast production facility in the Airside Industrial Park, the City of Danville will be home to two leaders in their respective sectors of the...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

River City wins Telly Awards for social media

River City TV logo

River City TV announced today its live video coverage of the tornado that touched down in Danville, Virginia on April 15, 2018, has been named “Best Use of Live Video” in the Social Media category in the 40th Annual Telly Awards. The C...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 21, 2019

City offices to be closed on Memorial Day

Memorial Day logo

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

Danville Transit will...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Police warn of traffic congestion at graduations

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With Pittsylvania County Schools graduation ceremonies set for Friday evening and Saturday at Averett University’s north campus, the Danville Police Department reminds motorists to expect heavy traffic in the area.

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