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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Local election officials receive primary notices

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Local election officials have received notice to prepare to hold the following political party primaries on Tuesday, June 8: Republican Party — 14th District House of Delegates; Democratic Party — governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and 14th ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 2, 2021

River District to hold Distrx scavenger hunt

News release by the River District Association

River District Association (RDA) is pleased to announce the launch of the River District Downtown App, Distrx, with a with a scavenger hunt “apptivity” for the community, “You Ott...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Danville Baseball sets date for new team identity

News release from Danville Baseball

After receiving hundreds upon hundreds of team name submissions from community members and fans, Danville Baseball Club has set a date to announce the new team identity. The new era of baseball and entertainment for Danv...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Danville Transit expands same-day service hours

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Effective Monday, March 1, the Danville Transit System will offer expanded same day service hours for all reservation-based operations via online reservations. 

Reservation-based operations include the Reserve A Ride service, Handivan operation, a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Health district holds another large-scale clinic

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, with the support of local COVID-19 response partners, today held another large-scale vaccination clinic. This event was held at the Danville Community Market.

This closed ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Governor relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions

News release from the Office of the Governor

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that as COVID-19 hospitalizations and infection rates continue to decline and vaccinations rise in Virginia, certain outdoor sports and entertainment venues may begin to op...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in a business session at 7 p.m. followed by a work session. Both sessions will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.

The meeting is o...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Traffic light border installation set to begin

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The City of Danville has contracted with a company that will install high visibility yellow backplates on signal heads in six intersections. The work will be done at night, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., beginning on Sunday, Feb. 21.

The intersections are:

  • South B...
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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Health district to hold COVID-19 2nd dose clinic

News release by Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, with the support of local COVID-19 response partners, will hold another vaccination clinic Saturday, February 20 at the Averett Univers...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Danville Baseball releases team's 2021 schedule

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News release by Danville Baseball Club

A new era of baseball and entertainment for Danville and the Southside will officially begin on Thursday, June 3rd a t American Legion Post 325 Field in Dan Daniel Memorial Park, when Danville hosts Opening Night of t...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Governor unveils new COVID-19 vaccine system

News release from the Office of Governor

(Issue date: Wednesday, Feb. 17)

Governor Ralph Northam today invited Virginians to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine online at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA. The Commonwealth&rs...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 18, 2021

City avoids worst of severe winter weather

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(UPDATE AT 5:30 P.M.) Danville today avoided the worst of the wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain that was forecast. The National Weather Service in Blacksburg reports the city received a quarter inch of ice accumulation overnight and through t...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Winter storm warning to take effect tonight

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The National Weather Service in Blacksburg earlier today issued a winter storm warning for Danville and the surrounding area because of a low-pressure system that will bring sleet and freezing rain. Ice accumulations will exceed those received last weeken...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Injured utility lineman in stable condition

The Danville Utilities lineman who was injured Tuesday morning on Sugartree Church Road in Pittsylvania County is in stable condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The injury occurred around 11 a.m. yesterday while restoring ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Bikeshare program returns to Danville

Danville Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the return of a bikeshare system for our community. Danville Rides—the city’s bikeshare program—temporarily ended with the closure of Zagster in 2020. However, through the ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Danville Utilities lineman injured in incident

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A Danville Utilities lineman was injured this morning on Sugartree Church Road in Pittsylvania County. The injury occurred while restoring power to a customer who had lost service this weekend.

The incident occurred around 11 a.m., said Jason Grey, directo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Crews make progress on restoring power

MONDAY EVENING UPDATE: Utility crews made significant progress today. Danville Utilities crews were joined by crews from a fourth N.C. city. Crews are finished repairing primary lines and now are moving into areas with smaller outages. These outa...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 13, 2021

Power restoration to take 24-48 hours

Danville Utilities crews are responding to widespread reports of power outages. The crews will work staggered 16-hour shifts. Assisting are crews from three N.C. cities. Restoration of service will take another 24 to 48 hours.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 13, 2021

Icing overnight leads to accidents, power outages

(UPDATE AT 10:45 A.M. SATURDAY): The Police Department is urging all residents to stay home and avoid travel if possible due to multiple trees down across the city as well as widespread power outages. Traffic signals in large portions of the city are not ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Piedmont Drive lane closure to begin Monday

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Beginning Monday, Feb. 15, the right, northbound lane of Piedmont Drive adjacent to the Bojangles restaurant will be closed to allow for extension of a sanitary sewer line. Traffic flow will be restricted and may cause congestion.

In addition to the right ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 11, 2021

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in a business session. No work session is scheduled. The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be aired by River City TV. Watch it live on cable (Comcast channel 10 and Gamewood channel 122) or stre...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Health district to hold fourth vaccination event

News release by Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, in cooperation with Sovah Health-Danville, the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, the Averett University and Danville Community Col...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Winter weather advisory to take effect tonight

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg earlier today issued a winter weather advisory for Danville that will take effect at midnight. Rain will fall overnight before transitioning to sleet and freezing rain before daybreak and then ending as rain.

No i...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Offices will be closed on Presidents Day

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents Day. In addition, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

However, Danvil...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 8, 2021

City Council affirms Investing in Danville report results

During its Saturday work session at City Hall, City Council members agreed that the public was on target with its identification of investment priorities established by the Investing in Danville committee work completed last year following the successful ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 6, 2021

Winter weather advisory to take effect tonight

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg earlier today issued a winter weather advisory for Danville that will take effect tonight at 7 p.m. A dusting to an inch of snow is expected overnight, with heavier amounts to the west and north of the city.

A win...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Danville Transit debuts Black history bus wrap

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In observance of Black History Month, the Danville Transit System today placed in service a bus wrap that celebrates Black history over a 150-year period.

The wrap features the images of 12 African Americans. They are Ralph Bunche; Bishop Lawrence Campbell...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Mobile app coming for the River District

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News release by the River District Association

The River District Association (RDA) is pleased to announce the River District Downtown App, Distrx.  Distrx will be launched and ready for download in early March 2021.  Distrx is a mobile a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Storm dumps 3.8 inches of snow in city

(THURSDAY, JAN. 28 UPDATE) The National Weather Service today reported an official measurement of 3.8 inches of snow in Danville from the winter storm that moved quickly through the city overnight. 

The storm began Wednesday evening as ra...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Health district to hold second vaccination event

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News release by Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, in cooperation with Sovah Health-Danville, the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County and Averett University, will conduct a c...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Baseball club seeks input on new name

News release by Danville Baseball Club 

A new era of baseball, entertainment and memorable, family fun has officially come to Danville and Pittsylvania County. Now, the Danville Baseball Club needs the community’s help in deciding their ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Online portal available for COVID-19 vaccine signup

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, with the support of the City of Danville Information Technology Department, today announced an online portal for those who wish to pre-register to receive COVID-19 vaccin...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Police Department honors IDDU graduates

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The Danville Police Department is excited to recognize the second class of IDDU graduates.

Last Wednesday evening, the Department recognized seven graduates who recently completed the community program designed for people who have been released from jail w...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Health district planning large vaccination events

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News release by Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, in cooperation with Sovah Health-Danville, the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County and Averett University, will conduct a closed “poi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Council OKs battery energy storage project

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to authorize the city manager to enter into an agreement for a 10.6 megawatt battery energy storage project as recommended by the Danville Utility Commission.

This project will help offset rising transmission charges...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Intertape Polymer Group to create 50 new jobs

News release from the Governor's Office

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG), a packaging products and systems company that supplies to retailers and manufacturers, will expand its manufacturing operation ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Danville baseball club general manager revealed

Following the January 15th  announcement that the City of Danville and Danville Baseball Club, LLC have entered into a long-term MOU to lease American Legion Post 325 Stadium, the team is pleased to announce that Austin Scher has been hired to se...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations for 'Phase 1b' to start locally

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News release by Virginia Department of Health

Beginning Monday, January 18, the Pittsylvania-Danville and Southside health districts will begin conducting closed “point of dispensing” (POD) COVID-19 vaccination clinics specifically for ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 15, 2021

City Council will meet in business session

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 19, in a business session. No work session is scheduled. The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be aired by River City TV. Watch it live on cable (Comcast channel 10 and Gamewood channel 122) or stre...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Winter Farmers’ Market underway

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The sixth season of the Winter Farmers’ Market is underway, with vendors offering produce, baked goods and crafts. In February, vendors will be offering meats for sale.

Located in the Community Market building at 629 Craghead St., the Winter Farmers’ Marke...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 13, 2021

City releases schedule for MLK Day holiday

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

Danville T...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 12, 2021

All-America City caps, shirts now for sale

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The City of Danville has 2020 All-America City caps, shirts, face masks and cups available for purchase at the Welcome Center.

Last August, Danville was one of 10 communities named as a 2020 All-America City. The award is an affirmation of the great work b...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Health agency releases Phase 1b vaccination plan

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

In line with Governor Northam’s directive this week to increase flexibility and speed up vaccine distribution in Virginia, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced the select health districts tha...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Library, public schools develop access program

Danville Public Library and Danville Public Schools recently developed the Student Access Program, giving all students, faculty, and staff associated with the school system access to materials, online databases, and streaming services through the library....

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 6, 2021

City participating in ‘Keep Your Lights Up’ campaign

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The City of Danville will keep its holiday lights and decorations in the River District in place through Jan. 31 to show support and appreciation for local health care workers who have been on the front lines battling the COVID-19 virus.

By keeping the lig...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Police Dept. implements new policing strategy

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The Danville Police Department restructured the Patrol Bureau as part of a continued focus on community policing. 

The department began planning six months ago to implement Neighborhood Oriented Policing beginning January 4, 2021. The strategy of ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements