Posted on: February 17, 2017

Youth Council meets with city departments

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Four members of Danville City Youth Council met with staff from the departments of Economic Development and Community Development this week to discuss projects that affect teens as well as to offer input on future projects.

Discussions ranged in topics fro...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Community garden plots available for planting

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Planting spaces are available in the Community Garden next to Danville Community Market. Anyone interested in signing up for a plot should call Kenny Porzio at 434-797-8961 or email porziks@danvilleva.gov. Applications are also available at the market off...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Police department honors officers at ceremony

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The Police Department honored officers at an awards and recognition ceremony held on Wednesday. Five officers received letters of commendation for public service and a sixth officer received a lifesaving award.

The officers receiving letters of commendatio...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 21, 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: February 15, 2017

Virginia’s burning law goes into effect

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Virginia’s burn ban took effect today and will remain in effect through April 30. The law prohibits outdoor burning before 4 p.m. in or within 300 feet of wooded areas.

The law also includes brush land or fields that contain dry grass or other flammable ma...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

City, school leaders talk about education vision

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City Council and the School Board met jointly Saturday to begin the process of developing a core vision and master plan to transform public education so the city can be better prepared for the knowledge economy.

As part of the process, the two governing bo...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

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Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a payment scam involving a threat to disconnect service if payment of their utility bill is not made immediately. Small businesses are the target.

In this scam, the businesses received a phone call from an ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

App available to report non-emergency problems

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Is there a streetlight out, a damaged utility pole, or a pothole that needs fixing? Citizens can help report non-emergency problems such as these to the City of Danville using a free mobile app available for iPhones and Android phones.

The app uses GPS tec...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

City Council OKs Pine Tag emergency access

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City Council voted Tuesday night to set aside money to acquire property and construct an emergency access into and out of the Pine Tag neighborhood, which is located off West Main Street adjacent the Danville Golf Club.

Trains periodically block the entran...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Former pro player will speak Friday to teens

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Danville native and former professional basketball player John Bailey will bring his positive message to student athletes this Friday at Squire Recreation Center and the City Auditorium Gymnasium.

“We are excited to host Mr. Bailey at our program...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

City reopens Memorial Drive to all traffic

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STORY POSTED 11 A.M. MONDAY: The installation of a new transformer at the Schoolfield hydro plant was completed at 10:45 a.m. Monday. The detour on Memorial Drive has been removed and the street reopened to all traffic.

ORIGINIAL STORY POSTED THURSDAY, FEB...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Danville Utilities joins clean water initiative

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Danville Utilities, in conjunction with Severn Trent Services Inc., today announced their participation as a Charter Subscriber of the Partnership for Clean Water, a new voluntary initiative that seeks to help wastewater utilities optimize the o...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

City among RiverBank Fund grant recipients

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The City of Danville was among the recipients of grants recently from the RiverBand Fund. The grant awarded to the City will be used to conduct a hydrological study and examine bank conditions on the section of the river where Wynne’s Falls Dam is located...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Gang task force holds its initial meeting today

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UPDATE POSTED WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1: The City of Danville’s newly formed gang task force held its first meeting Wednesday afternoon at the Municipal Building.

City Manager Ken Larking led the meeting, which was attended by 22 representatives from the Police De...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

City installs monitoring station on Dan River

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The City of Danville has installed an automated monitoring station upstream on the Dan River to collect real-time data on water quality that could provide early detection of contamination of river water.

If the parameters indicate possible contamination, w...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

DCC earns designation for cyber defense

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday announced Danville Community College’s designation as a Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense. The determination was made by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

City jail acheives unconditional certification

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The Danville City Jail has been awarded unconditional compliance with approved standards for jails by the Virginia Board of Corrections. The award covers a three-year period.

In addition, the jail received 100 percent on the annual life, health and safety ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Fire Department responds to record number of calls

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The year 2016 was the busiest year on record for the Danville Fire Department. The department responded to a record 8,228 calls. The number is a 3.8 percent increase from 2015. It is also the first time the department surpassed 8,000 calls.

The record numb...

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