Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Danville plans fireworks show as part of River District brand unveiling

River District event promo

The City of Danville is preparing to introduce its new brand platform for the River District on Friday, May 1, with a community event that includes live entertainment, food, children’s activities and a fireworks show. Admission is free.

The event will ...Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2015

Danville continues treating water with activated carbon

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Water plant operators no longer detect an odor in the river at the city’s water intake, but they will continue to use activated carbon until treated water delivered to customers is free of bad taste and odor.

Algae are naturally present in all surface ...Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2015

Youth Council will hold photography showcase, discussion at YMCA

Youth Council logo

The Danville City Youth Council will hold a photography showcase and community panel discussion on Wednesday, April 29, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Danville YMCA, which is located at 215 Riverside Drive. The event is open to the public.

The Yout...Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2015

City will hold another public hearing on Mount Cross Road widening

Mount Cross Road hearing in January

The City of Danville will hold another public hearing on Wednesday, April 29, regarding the location and design of proposed widening improvements to Mount Cross Road between Lowes Drive and the city limits.

The hearing will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2015

Mayor declares month of May as ‘Make Danville Shine Month’

Make Danville Shine logo

Mayor Sherman Saunders on Tuesday officially declared the month of May as “Make Danville Shine Month.” The goal of the “Make Danville Shine” campaign is to encourage every citizen to focus on maintenance, upkeep and beautification of their property and to...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2015

Bon Jovi tribute band opens new concert series May 2

Slippery When Wet band photo

Danville Harvest Jubilee recently announced the creation of Covers at the Crossing, an all-new concert series. Slippery When Wet; the Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Band will headline the first show on May 2 at the Carrington Pavilion with special guest Dirt R...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2015

Committee recommends steps to improve electric services, help industrial users

Power and light graphic

A steering committee that has studied for seven months how best to cost effectively serve Danville’s electric customers voted Monday to recommend seven steps to improve electric utility services and address the concerns of industrial users.

The recomme...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2015

Danville Utilities will hold Earth Day celebration Wednesday at Lowe’s

Homesave logo

Representatives from Danville Utilities’ Home$ave energy efficiency rebate program will be on location at Lowe’s Home Improvement, located at 280 Lowe’s Drive in Danville, on Wednesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate Earth Day with energy e...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2015

Sign installation will restrict travel Tuesday at Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge

Map of sign installation

On Tuesday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the left southbound lane on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge will be restricted at the intersection of Riverside Drive to allow for installation of a gateway sign, weather permitting.

Motorists are urged to ...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

Artists install their work on the new Danville Art Trail

Sharing A Story by artist Marie-Pierre Philippe-Lohezic

Installation of art pieces along the Danville Art Trail took place on Friday, with the day ending with a reception for the artists who created the pieces.

The seven pieces that make up the trail will be on display for 18 months. The pieces, artists and...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

Storm drain installation begins Monday on Lynn Street

Under construction graphic

Beginning Monday, April 20, Lynn Street from Newton Street to Colquhoun Street will be closed to allow for installation of a storm drain, weather permitting.

This section of the street will be closed daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, April...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2015

State agency test results remain inconclusive; no pesticides detected

Danville water treatment plant

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said Tuesday that it has completed its analysis of raw water samples collected from the Dan River and tributaries, but the results remain inconclusive in determining the source of the odd taste and odor in ...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2015

Danville Art Trail installation scheduled for Friday

Ker-Plunk, a Danville Art Trail piece

Installation of the Danville Art Trail will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, with the first pieces being placed at 500 Main St. and the Crossing at the Dan.

The seven pieces that will make up the trail will be on display for 18 months. Locations include the Ma...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2015

River City TV airing meeting of electric utility study committee

River City TV logo

(Posted on Monday, April 13) River City TV will air Monday's meeting of the Electric Services Assessment Steering Committee. Air times are 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. River City TV is available on Comcast and Gamewood cable and rivercitytv...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2015

Committee discusses steps to improve electric services, help industrial users

Power and light photo

The steering committee that will make recommendations on how best to cost effectively serve Danville’s electric customers discussed on Monday a range of steps to improve electric utility services and address the concerns of industrial users.

The commit...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

Danville enhances online community crime mapping site

Crime map screenshot

The City of Danville has added new features to its online map detailing crime within the city, and for those using mobile devices, this map now offers a separate site dedicated for smart phones and tablets.

The interactive map pinpoints the location of...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2015

State agency reports initial test results inconclusive

Water treatment plant

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday that initial test results of raw water samples collected from the Dan River and tributaries are inconclusive in determining the source of the odd taste and odor in the city’s drinking water.
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Posted on: April 7, 2015

Proposed budget maintains city services with no tax increases

City Council meeting photo

Municipal services and programs would remain at current levels with no increases in real estate, meals and lodging taxes as calculated in a proposed budget officially introduced Tuesday night by Danville City Council and City Manager Joe King.

The prop...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

Music on Main concert series returns April 16

Music on Main logo

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main Concert Series, presented by Danville Regional Medical Center, will return to the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 with Jus’ Cauz Bluegrass Band.

Jus’ Cauz, a Danville-based quintet, was n...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2015

City issues disclaimer regarding water sampling, filtration offers

Water treatment plant

The City of Danville wants its water customers to know that the city is not collecting household water samples or installing household water filters because of recent taste and odor issues in the tap water. In addition, the city is not affiliated with any...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2015

Wendell Scott Drive milling, paving begins Thursday

Under construction graphic

Beginning on Thursday, April 2, lane shifts will be in effect on Wendell Scott Drive from Arnett Boulevard to Piney Forest Road to allow for milling and paving of the street.

Milling will take place on Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pavin...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2015

Fire department receives international accreditation

Fire Dept. headquarters-station No.1

The Danville Fire Department has been awarded international accreditation, which is recognized worldwide as a measure of excellence in fire service. Danville is one of six accredited municipal fire departments in Virginia and 208 agencies worldwide.

In...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2015

State agency begins surveying Dan River, tributaries

Water treatment plant

UPDATE POSTED TUESDAY, MARCH 31: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality began Tuesday surveying the Dan River and its tributaries and collecting water samples to find the cause of the algae growth that led to the odd taste and odor in the city’s...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2015

Danville to extend Riverwalk Trail with $100,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation

Kayaking on Dan River

(Posted on Friday, March 27) The City of Danville received a $100,000 grant to enhance public access to the Dan River and expand outdoor recreation opportunities by extending the Riverwalk Trail. The grant is part of the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund.

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

State agency agrees to assist Danville in solving water problem

Water treatment plant

UPDATE POSTED THURSDAY, MARCH 26: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has agreed to survey the Dan River to determine the source of the algae growth that caused the odd taste and odor in the city’s drinking water.

However, David K. Paylor,...Read on...