Posted on: January 13, 2017

City offices will close for Monday for holiday

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

The Municipal Building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

In addition, the public library will be closed.

Danville Transit will not operate, but Senior Transp...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Contractor cleans up areas affected by fuel spill

Fire Department logo

(UPDATE POSTED 1:30 P.M. FRIDAY) The Danville Fire Department reported today that it maintained personnel at the service station at 642 Worsham St. monitoring the gasoline situation throughout the night Thursday night and Friday morning. The contractor, W...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Commission votes to let 'Home' sign stay on site

'Home' sign at North Union Street

The popular historic “Home” sign at 121 N. Union St. will remain at least a year longer. Another sign giving a brief history of the “Home” sign will be installed next to it.

The River District Design Commission approved both proposa...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Holiday Light Show raises $8,500 for community

Community Holiday Light Show icon

This year’s Community Holiday Light Show not only garnered record attendance, but it will give back a record $8,500 to the community. The total was an increase $2,500 from the previous event.

Volunteer groups working the gate and directing traffic at the s...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

Photo of City Council Chambers

City Council will meet 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 is lo...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Winter Farmers’ Market will open Saturday

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After a postponement due to inclement weather, the Winter Farmers’ Market will open Saturday, Jan. 14, and continue through Saturday, March 18. All dates are weather permitting.

The market hours will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring jams, jellies,...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

City plans brief power outage in Whitmell area

Danville Utilities sign

Danville Utilities has scheduled a planned power outage for the Whitmell electric substation at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, to allow for preventative maintenance of a transformer. The outage is expected to be brief.

About 4,000 customers in the Whitmell ar...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

City releases schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

The Municipal Building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

In addition, the public library will be closed.

Danville Transit will not operate, but Senior Transp...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Danville sets record low of minus-1 degree

Winter storm update graphic

Danville this morning set a record low temperature for Jan. 9 when the temperature reach minus-1 degree, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record was 6 degrees set on Jan. 9, 1970.

In addition, the temperature of minus-1 degree from t...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Winter Farmers’ Market opening postponed

Farmers' Market logo

(UPDATED POSTED FRIDAY, JAN. 6) The Danville Farmers’ Market scheduled reopening for the winter has been postponed. The market will reopen instead on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Community Market building at 629 Craghead St. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ORIGINAL STO...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Cabin Fever Music Series event postponed

Cabin Fever Music Series poster

(UPDATED POSTED FRIDAY, JAN. 6) The Cabin Fever Music Series concert scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7, has been postponed due to winter storm forecast. The event will be rescheduled for a later date to be announced.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED TUESDAY, JAN. 3

The C...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

City Council amends city budget for bond proceeds

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City Council voted Tuesday night to amend the city budget to utilize $5.4 million in bond proceeds for various projects, including nearly $2.2 million for Danville Public Schools capital projects.

The list of school projects does not include as originally ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Seven firefighters graduate from city’s fire academy

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Nearly 75 family members and friends celebrated the graduation of the Danville Fire Department’s seven newest professional firefighters on Friday. Each firefighter received their individual badge, which was then pinned to their uniform.

The new firef...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

Photo of City Council Chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 3, 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: December 29, 2016

Offices will close Monday for New Year’s holiday

Municipal Building exterior photo

With New Year’s Day falling on Sunday, the Municipal Building, all other City of Danville administrative offices and the public library will close in observance of the holiday on Monday, Jan. 2.

The James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) also wi...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Holiday Light Show draws record numbers

Community Holiday Light Show graphic

It was a record-breaking year for Danville Parks and Recreation’s Community Holiday Light Show; 2,550 cars and 31 buses carrying an estimated 9,600 people visited Ballou Park during the 15-night event while more than 2,000 photos of Santa were taken...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

City collecting discarded natural Christmas trees

Photo of Christmas tree

The city of Danville’s Public Works Department wants to remind residents that natural Christmas trees are easily recyclable with the city composting program. Discarded Christmas trees will be collected when placed curbside with the yard waste collec...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

City urges recycling of discarded gift boxes

Holiday shopping photo

With all the extra gift boxes associated with the holiday season, residents are encouraged to use the city’s recycling drop-off sites. Cardboard, wrapping paper and tissue paper are among the mixed paper products that can be recycled.

However, citize...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

City Council OKs new police body-worn cameras

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City Council voted Tuesday night to amend the city budget to include a grant that will be used to purchase 26 body-worn cameras for police officers. The new cameras will replace out-of-date units.

All police officers and investigators wear them daily mount...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Danville Transit adjusts schedule for holidays

Danville Transit buses

Danville Transit will operate on Friday, Dec. 23; however, it will not on Saturday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 26. Senior Transportation Services will transport dialysis patients to and from the dialysis clinic on Saturday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 26.

For...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

City offices will close for holidays

Municipal Building exterior photo

With Christmas Eve and Christmas Day falling on a weekend, the Municipal Building, all other City of Danville administrative offices and the public library will close in observance of the holidays on Friday, Dec. 23, and remain closed through Monday, Dec....

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

‘HOME’ ornament adorns Executive Mansion tree

'HOME' sign as seen on Executive Mansion tree

The City of Danville was among the cities and counties that participated in this year’s ornament collection for the holiday tree at the Executive Mansion in Richmond. The ornament representing Danville featured the “HOME” sig...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Six nights remain for Holiday Light Show

Community Holiday Light Show logo

The third annual Community Holiday Light Show enters its final week, with shows each night at Ballou Park through Friday, and then again Sunday night, which is Christmas Day. The show will not be open on Saturday night.

The show begins at 6 p.m. and closes...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

City Council Chambers photo

City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 20, 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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