Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Danville Transit will launch automated notification system

Danvilel Transit buses file photo

The Danville Transit System will begin using an automated interactive phone system on Monday, Aug. 31, to inform passengers who have reserved service of their scheduled boarding time.

The phone system is intended to improve customer service by alleviat...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2015

City will seek proposals for outsourcing water plant operations

Water treatment plant file photo

The City of Danville will seek proposals from commercial water plant operators in order to determine whether operation of the city’s water treatment plant and storage facilities could be cost-effectively privatized.

The proposals would solicit statemen...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

Danville Utilities signage

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. Commercial businesses are the target.

In this scam, the businesses received a phone call...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

Danville welcomes Brewed Awakening to River District

Brewed Awakening ribbon cutting

Danville city officials joined other area leaders and citizens Tuesday morning in welcoming Brewed Awakening as the latest addition to the River District’s growing list of restaurant options.

The restaurant is located at 610 Craghead St. and serves gou...Read on...

Posted on: August 21, 2015

City Council, IDA view parking deck presentation

Parking deck rendering

Danville City Council and the Industrial Development Authority this week reviewed preliminary designs for a six-floor parking deck that would stretch from Main Street to Spring along North Union Street.

The parking deck would provide 618 parking spaces...Read on...

Posted on: August 21, 2015

Tickets available for Jam on the Dan

Jam on the Dan ticket image

Tickets remain available for Jam on the Dan on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Carrington Pavilion. The concert features three Americana and country music bands: Yarn with Josh Shilling, L Shape Lot and The Band Concord.

Tickets are $20 for general admission...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2015

Council affirms decision on historic district house

City Council file photo

City Council affirmed Tuesday night a decision made earlier this year by the Commission of Architectural Review to allow a rear porch of a house in the Old West Neighborhood to be enclosed with vinyl double doors and vinyl siding.

The CAR also allowed ...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

Free outdoor movie will bring ‘Annie’ to big screen

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Danville Parks and Recreation’s Movies in the Park summer series will conclude on Friday, Aug. 21, at Ballou Park, with the film “Annie.” The movie will begin at 9 p.m.

In case of rain, the movie will be relocated to Coates Recreation Center on Westove...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2015

Firehouse magazine features Lynn Street fire station

Fire Station No. 1 file photo

Firehouse, a news and information magazine for the fire service, has featured Lynn Street fire station in its latest edition. In addition to an active station, it houses a museum and memorials.

The articles calls the memorials a tangible appreciation t...Read on...

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

Danville United officers remain unchanged

Danville United logo

The Rev. Ron Johnson agreed Thursday night to continue to serve as chairman of the Danville United Community Relations Coalition. The Rev. John Carroll also agreed to continue as vice chairman.

Johnson is pastor at Holbrook Presbyterian Church in Danvi...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2015

Mayor: Region stronger, must continue to adapt

Mayor delivers State of the Region address

Mayor Sherman Saunders told area business leaders on Tuesday that the region is growing stronger because the spirit of reinvention is at work. Going forward, the region must continue to adapt to changes and challenges, he said.

Saunders’ comments came ...Read on...

Full text of mayor's speech
Posted on: August 10, 2015

Tickets on sale for Jam on the Dan

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Tickets are now on sale for Jam on the Dan on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Carrington Pavilion. The concert features three Americana and country music bands: Yarn with Josh Shilling, L Shape Lot and The Band Concord.

Tickets are $20 for general admission ...Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2015

Danville removes Confederate flag from grounds of Sutherlin Mansion

City Council meeting file photo

Danville Police on Thursday night removed the Third National flag of the Confederate States of America from the grounds of the Sutherlin Mansion following City Council’s adoption of a flag ordinance.

Police Chief Philip Broadfoot said his department wa...Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2015

Paticipants needed for Community Light Show

Community light show graphic

Danville Parks and Recreation is looking for groups to participate in the 2016 Community Holiday Light Show. This year’s event will be held Dec. 12 -27 in Ballou Park. Groups can range from school or organizational specific to family and friends.

Last...Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2015

Fantastic Shakers will perform in concert Friday

The Fantastic Shakers photo

Danville Harvest Jubilee will hold its final Fridays at the Crossing concert of the year on Friday, Aug. 7, with The Fantastic Shakers playing a variety of up-tempo dance and rock music. The concert will be held at the Carrington Pavilion. Gates open at 6...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

City Council meets Thursday in business session

City Council chambers file photo

City Council will meet Thursday night, Aug. 6, with a business session beginning at 7 p.m. The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton Street.

No work session i...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

Neighborhoods prepare for National Night Out events

National Night Out logo

The annual National Night Out on Tuesday will feature activities at nine neighborhood sites across Danville. Opening ceremonies will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Trinity United Methodist Church, which is located at 409 Arnett Blvd.

City C...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2015

Library hosts traveling exhibit, speaker series

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Danville Public Library will host the “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History” traveling exhibit until Saturday, Aug. 22. The exhibit honors eight African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

To complement the display, t...Read on...