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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: October 31, 2014

City restoring residential internet service following outage

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A portion of Gamewood and nDanville residential internet users is experiencing an internet service outage. Business customers are not affected. Residential television service also is not affected.

Jason Grey, interim... Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

The Launch Place partners with North Carolina-based technology incubator

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The Launch Place, a Danville-based nonprofit organization that provides consulting services and investment and subsidy opportunities for startups, is partnering with a Research Triangle Park-based technology incubator, First Flight Venture Center.

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Posted on: October 29, 2014

City reminds citizens to take steps to be safe on Halloween

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The city of Danville urges citizens to be especially cautious when driving and walking in residential areas on Halloween night, which will be observed on Friday, Oct. 31.

Sake Kids USA points to statistics that show, on... Read on...

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Posted on: October 28, 2014

Registrar's Office calls attention to new photo ID requirement for voters

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The Danville Registrar's Office reminds Virginia voters of the new photo ID requirement. Those who show up at the polls on Nov. 4 without proper ID will be given a provisional ballot that will count if they return within three days with a valid ID.

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Posted on: October 28, 2014

Be a part of the magic this holiday season!

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Parks and Recreation is planning the first-ever drive through Community Holiday Light Show at Ballou Park. The show will take place from Dec. 15 - 27 and will feature displays built or purchased by you, your friends, your coworkers and your neighbors.

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

City Council changes meeting date due to General Election

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City Council's next meeting date has been changed. City Council regularly meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. However, its meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4, has been canceled due to the General Election... Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2014

Danville City Council response on Confederate flag removal request

City Manager Joe King announced today that the City Council will consider a resolution at its November 6, 2014 meeting stating that it has determined that under Virginia law, the City does not have the legal authority to... Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2014

Moving day to new station arrives for firefighters

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Years of planning and construction have come to an end with the move of firefighters from the cramped, 88-year-old station on Bridge Street to their new, modern fire headquarters on Lynn Street. The site was dedicated last month.

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Posted on: October 17, 2014

Jail, Adult Detention Center using new tools for inmate account deposits

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The Danville City Jail and the Adult Detention Center are using new and more efficient methods for authorized family members and friends of an inmate to deposit money into the inmate’s commissary account.

Deposits can now... Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2014

Three empty buildings face new futures

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The Industrial Development Authority has taken steps to bring three empty buildings back into use. A mix of commercial and residential uses are planned at 624 North Main St. and 525 Loyal St. Plans for the building at 442 Main St. will be announced later.

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

Registrar’s Office conducting absentee voting for Nov. 4 election

The Danville Registrar’s Office is conducting absentee voting in its office for those unable to go to the polls on Nov. 4. The deadline for in-person absentee voting is Nov. 1. The deadline to receive applications for absentee voting by mail is Oct. 28.

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Posted on: October 13, 2014

Police plan more shredding events to combat identity theft

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With identity theft on the rise, the Police Department will provide more opportunities for citizens to dispose of sensitive documents in a safe manner. Beginning in 2015, Police will hold four shredding events, the first of which will take place in March.

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Posted on: October 10, 2014

Danville included in Homeland Security grants

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The city of Danville will receive $30,187 for the purchase of new HazMat equipment under the 2014 State Homeland Security Grant program.

The local award is part of $4.8 million in federal homeland security funding headed... Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2014

Danville project wins Virginia Municipal League award

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The city of Danville’s River District Development Project has been named the winner in its population category for the Virginia Municipal League’s 2014 Achievement Awards.

Danville’s entry into the awards competition... Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2014

City Council requests further legal research on museum request

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Danville City Council on Thursday night instructed City Attorney Clarke Whitfield to conduct further legal research pertaining to a request by the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History that the city remove the Confederate... 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...

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Posted on: October 3, 2014

City names Michael Adkins as finance director

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Danville City Manager Joe King announced today the appointment of Michael L. Adkins as the city’s finance director.

In that capacity, Adkins will be responsible for financial oversight of the city, the employee retirement... Read on...

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