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Posted on: December 14, 2018

VDOT closes northbound section of U.S. 29 Bypass

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The Virginia Department of Transportation today closed the northbound section of the Danville Expressway/U.S. 29 Bypass over Barkers Branch near the Danville Welcome Center. The closure is due to a pipe failure.

Through traffic is being detoured at the sta...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

City honors first Project Imagine graduates

Project Imagine logo - color

A graduation ceremony was held today for the first Project Imagine class, with the five 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 pai...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Fifth annual Holiday Light Show resumes

Community holiday light show logo

The fifth annual Community Holiday Light Show resumes tonight, with shows each night at Ballou Park through Christmas Day, except for Christmas Eve. The show begins at 6 p.m. and closes at 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturd...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 11, 2018

City Council to consider opioid crisis lawsuit

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City Council next week will consider adopting a resolution declaring the opioid crisis a public nuisance that must be abated. If adopted, the City of Danville will join other government agencies across the nation in suing drug manufacturers and wholesale ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 10, 2018

City snowfall highest one-day total in 22 years

snowman

Danville on Sunday received its highest one-day snowfall in 22 years, according to official records from the National Weather Service.

A total of 12.5 inches of snow was measured at Danville Regional Airport on Sunday. Snow began falling around 3 a.m. on S...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Snowplow crews to move into residential streets

Snowplow photo

STORY POSTED 6 P.M. SUNDAY: Here is the latest situation report. It includes weather forecast updates and things citizens need to know regarding our storm response.

  • Danville is under a winter storm warning until 11 a.m. Monday. Snow began falling in Danvil...
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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Winter storm leads to closings, cancellations

snowman

The winter storm will affect a number of City of Danville services and programs for Monday. Here is a list of service and program cancellations and building closings:

  • Danville Transit will not operate on Monday. The decision includes all transportation ser...
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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Highway section dedicated to honor Wendell Scott Sr.

Wendell O. Scott Sr. Memorial Highway sign

State and local leaders gathered today to dedicate a section of the Danville Expressway in memory of Danville native son and NASCAR legend and Hall of Fame driver Wendell O. Scott Sr.

Signs are in place marking the 8.5-mile section from U.S. 29 Business at...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Mayor proclaims Saturday as Wendell Scott Sr. Day

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

Mayor Alonzo Jones on Tuesday night proclaimed Saturday, Dec. 8, as Wendell O. Scott Sr. Day in Danville. On that day, two events will be held in memory of the Danville native son and NASCAR legend and Hall of Fame driver.

At 2 p.m. on Saturday, state and ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Police Department shares holiday safety tips

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The Danville Police Department would like you to have a safe holiday season! Follow these tips and remember to report any suspicious activity:

  • After dark, shop with a friend if possible.
  • Bring only cash and the credit cards you will need while shop...
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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Library begins ‘Donation December’ campaign

Statue outside main branch of Danville Public Library system

Pay it forward this holiday season and clear your library fines by participating in Danville Public Library's “Donation December” program. For every donation of an unopened travel or full size toiletry item, the library will w...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Police Department holds 10th community walk

Police car with Community and Youth Engagement logo

Danville Police officers walked door-to-door Thursday evening in the Seminole Trail neighborhood. More than 30 members of the department — along with members of the Sheriff's Office — went door to door talking with neighbors.

They talke...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Streetlight conversion project hits milestone

Danville Utilities logo

Danville Utilities’ streetlight conversion project has reached a milestone, with more than one quarter of the 4,000 standard sodium vapor lamps scheduled for conversion having been replaced with light-emitting diodes, or LEDs.

The project, which ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 28, 2018

New story map digs into Danville’s roots

Screenshot of Danville Roots story map

The City of Danville’s Information Technology Department has created an online story map called “Danville Roots,” showcasing story points that capture the 225 years of the city’s history.

Each story point includes an...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 26, 2018

Holiday Market, Trail Walk to kick off festivities

Christmas parade - Santa in sleigh

Parks and Recreation once again will offer a full lineup of holiday events in December, beginning this weekend with the 10th annual Holiday Market, the Luminaria Trail Walk and the Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade.

Here is the December schedule:

10th Annua...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 26, 2018

SBA loan center enters final week in city

Storm cleanup image

The Small Business Administration’s Disaster Loan Outreach Center today entered its final week in Danville to assist businesses and residents affected by Tropical Storm Michael from Oct. 10 to Oct. 15.

The center is located at 515 Main St. The ho...

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SBA fact sheet - Disaster loans... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Mount Cross Road widening set to begin

Road work sign

The Public Works Department has issued a notice for the contractor to proceed with the Mount Cross Road improvement project, which would widen the roadway from Lowe’s Drive to Dimon Drive to five lanes with a center turn lane.

Weather permitting,...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements