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Posted on: March 2, 2015

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

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Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a scam involving a demand for immediate payment of their utility bill. A commercial business was the target.

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

Posted on: February 27, 2015

City Council meets Tuesday night in business and work sessions

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City Council will meet Tuesday night, with a business session beginning at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. River City TV will air the business session. Watch it live on cable (Comcast channel 10 and Gamewood channel 122)... Read on...

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Posted on: February 27, 2015

Utilities line crews continue efforts to restore power outages

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UPDATE AT 3:30 P.M. FRIDAY: Danville Utilities line crews and contract crews have restored power to all but 27 customers as of 3 p.m. Friday. Crews expect to restore service to all customers within the next four to five... Read on...

Posted on: February 27, 2015

Riverside Drive turning lane project resumes Monday

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UPDATE POSTED FRIDAY, FEB. 27: The Riverside Drive turning lane project will resume on Monday, weather permitting, after a delay due to the winter storm. The contract crew will work in the median between Spring Avenue and... Read on...

Posted on: February 27, 2015

Library recruiting volunteers to coach Junior First Lego teams

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The Danville Public Library is recruiting volunteers to coach Junior First Lego teams. The teams are composed of two to five children ages 6 to 9. They explore real-world scientific concepts and devise solutions through... Read on...

Posted on: February 27, 2015

Parks and Recreation launches Rover Walk

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Danville Parks and Recreation along with Danville Area Humane Society has started a new program in an effort to get both people and dogs the exercise they so desperately need.

Rover Walk is a brand new walking competition... Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

Danville Transit's fixed route buses returns to normal routes

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UPDATE AT 12:10 P.M. THURSDAY: Danville Transit’s Reserve-A-Ride and Handivan buses continue to operate on normal schedules. Fixed route buses returned to normal routes at 12:10 p.m. after operating on snow routes since 8 a... Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2015

Economic development director says everyone has a role in future success

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Danville’s director of economic development challenged local business leaders Wednesday to use their positions to effect change in a positive way for economic development by finding an area to make a difference.

Speaking... Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2015

Cabin Fever Music Series continues Friday at Community Market

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The Cabin Fever Music Series continues at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, at the Community Market, with L Shape Lot (Americana) and Dos Guitars (Eclectic Acoustic) performing.

Tickets cost $7 at the door. Cash only.

The... Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2015

Danville celebrates Supply Resources opening in historic building

Piedmont Hardware building as seen in 2014 prior to development

Calling local businessman Rick Barker a “pioneer” in restoration and development in the River District, Mayor Sherman Saunders joined more than 70 citizens Tuesday in marking the opening of the new corporate headquarters for... Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Danville Utility Commission completes budget review

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The Danville Utility Commission completed its review Monday of the city utilities budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. The commission also heard recommendations on biennial rate adjustments from its... Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Danville continues carbon treatment due to algae blooms

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City of Danville water treatment plant operators continue to add carbon to the treatment process due to the presence of algae blooms in the Dan River, the source of the city’s drinking water.

Plant operators began adding... Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Inside lanes closed as Riverside Drive turning lane project resumes

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The Riverside Drive turning lane project has resumed this week after a delay to last week’s winter storm. The contract crew currently is working in the median near Ingram Road. The inside travel lanes – both eastbound and... Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2015

Danville Utility Commission to complete budget review Monday

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The Danville Utility Commission will meet Monday, Feb. 23, to complete its review of the city utilities budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. The commission also will hear recommendations on biennial rate... Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2015

Public Works, Utilities crews on standby for weekend

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Public Works street crews and Utilities electrical line crews will be on standby this weekend due to an approaching low pressure system that could bring a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to the Danville area by early... Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2015

Condition of injured city worker improves

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UPDATE POSTED 4 P.M. FRIDAY: A City of Danville worker injured while operating a force feed belt loader Wednesday night has been removed today from intensive care at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The family of Mark... Read on...

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Posted on: February 20, 2015

NASCAR legend Wendell Scott honored in Richmond

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NASCAR legend and Hall of Fame Driver Wendell Scott has received another honor. On Thursday, members of the General Assembly honored the Danville native during ceremonies at the State Capitol. Members of Scott's family stood on the State Senate floor.

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Posted on: February 19, 2015

Winter weather advisory issued for Danville

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UPDATE POSTED 12:30 P.M. FRIDAY: The National Weather Service also has issued a winter weather advisory for Danville from 6 a.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday. An advisory means periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain are... Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2015

Danville Utilities asks customers to conserve Friday morning

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UPDATE POSTED THURSDAY: Reminder: Friday morning, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Danville Utilities will be under a peak power alert for the second consecutive day. You can help during this periods by lowering your thermostat and... Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2015

Public Works crew will monitor street conditions overnight

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UPDATE AT 5 P.M. WEDNESDAY: Public Works will have a street crew on duty overnight. The crew will monitor conditions and apply sand to bridges and streets as conditions require.

All residential streets now have been... Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2015

Danville Transit fixed route buses return to regular routes

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UPDATE AT 3 P.M. WEDNESDAY: All Danville Transit System buses have returned to normal operations. Fixed route bus service resumed running on regular routes at 3 p.m. Wednesday. These buses had been operating on snow routes... Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2015

City will request transfer of money for bridge pedestrian trail

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City Council agreed Tuesday night to ask the Virginia Department of Transportation to reallocate leftover money from the Main Street Plaza project to go toward construction of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge... Read on...

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Posted on: February 17, 2015

Entrepreneurial energy shines in Ideafest

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In its second year, the Danville entrepreneurial event Ideafest is expected to grow its economic impact, but with more accurately pinpointed goals. Ideafest, planned Feb. 27, is a business pitch competition for group of 20 hand-selected entrepreneurs.

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Posted on: February 16, 2015

Danville courthouse closed Tuesday due to winter storm

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Danville Sheriff Mike Mondul announced Monday evening that the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 17, due to the winter storm.

Posted on: February 16, 2015

City cancels today's electric utility study committee meeting

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Monday’s scheduled meeting of the steering committee that will make recommendations on how best to cost-effectively serve Danville’s electric customers has been canceled due to the winter storm forecast. The next meeting is at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 2.

Posted on: February 16, 2015

Danville arranges for shelters, warming centers due to winter storm

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The City of Danville has arranged for various agencies to provide shelters and warming centers to be available due to the winter storm. If you need shelter, call the non-emergency number of the city's Emergency... Read on...

Posted on: February 15, 2015

Danville Utilities restoring power service after strong winds

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Danville Utilities crews continue efforts to restore power service to customers after high winds felled trees and disrupted service Saturday and Sunday. At 5 p.m. Sunday, 150 customers remained without power.

High winds... Read on...

Posted on: February 15, 2015

Courthouse closed Monday for Presidents Day.

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The James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed Monday, Feb. 16, in observance of Presidents Day. The Municipal Building and all other city offices will be open, and city services will operate as normal. The courthouse will reopen Tuesday.

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Speaker highlights North Carolina relations program

Wanda Allen-Abraha

Members of Danville United Community Relations Coalition heard from a group that has had a 35-year head start on working toward having a more inclusive, welcoming community for a diverse population at its meeting Thursday night.

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Posted on: February 13, 2015

City sees odd taste, odor in drinking water subside

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UPDATE POSTED 4 P.M. FRIDAY: City of Danville water treatment plant operators began Friday adding carbon to the city’s treatment process, and as a result, the odd taste and odor in the drinking water leaving the plant has... Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2015

City reopens Piedmont Drive at Riverside Drive following repairs

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UPDATE POSTED AT 4 P.M. FRIDAY: Both lanes of Piedmont Drive at Riverside Drive were reopened at 4 p.m. Friday. Motorists, however, are urged to slow down and proceed with caution due to lane modifications.

A Public Works... Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2015

Danville seeks proposals for W. Townes Lea, Glenwood schools

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The city of Danville has issued a request for proposals for adaptive re-use and development of the shuttered W. Townes Lea and Glenwood schools. W. Townes Lea school closed in 2012; and Glenwood school, in 2013.

The bid... Read on...

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Posted on: February 10, 2015

City officials welcome Zaxby's to Danville

Zaxby's ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 9, 2015

Mayor Sherman Saunders and city council members joined other local officials in a formal ceremony Monday to welcome Zaxby’s as the latest restaurant addition to Danville. The store at Coleman MarketPlace is the first corporate Zaxby's in Virginia.

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Posted on: February 9, 2015

Competition launched to lure commercial business to The Continental

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The Danville Office of Economic Development and developers of The Continental have launched a competition that will give the right business up to $50,000 in capital and favorable lease terms for the ground floor of the lofts project at 610 Craghead St.

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

Voting opens on Danville Art Trail

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The all-new Danville Art Trail will be unveiled this spring and will feature seven pieces of art displayed for 18 months in various locations throughout the city. Five of the seven pieces have been selected by a jury, voting... Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2015

City's economic development director plans presentation to Chamber

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Danville's director of economic development, Telly Tucker, will share his vision for the city’s economic growth when he speaks at Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce's breakfast on Feb. 25 at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

Danville seeks vendors for home improvement expo

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The City of Danville is seeking qualified vendors and tradesmen to participate in a home maintenance and landscaping expo scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 2, at the Community Market.

This expo will kick... Read on...

Posted on: February 4, 2015

Danville announces ‘text to 911’ option for emergency help

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The Danville Emergency Communications Center today announced the availability of “text to 911,” a new option for residents and visitors who need to reach the city’s emergency dispatchers for help when they are unable to make... Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2015

Council accepts land donation to extend Riverwalk Trail

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Danville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to accept 3.5 acres of land donated by The Daniel Group in order to extend the Riverwalk Trail from the north end of the Robertson Bridge to Advance Street. The trail... Read on...



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