Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: October 3, 2015

UPDATE: City responds to downed lines, trees

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Here is the current situation report from the city: Portions of Bradley Road and Holland Road are closed due to fallen trees and tree limbs. In addition, four utility poles were broken on Holland Road. Utility crews have...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2015

City reschedules The Dirty Dan race for Oct. 18

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Danville Parks and Recreation announced Friday morning that it has rescheduled The Dirty Dan race for Sunday, Oct. 18.

The race, which was scheduled to be held on Saturday, is a 3.7-mile mud run through the River District and Dan Daniel Memorial Park a...Read on...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Top things to do in Danville this weekend

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Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend! No plans yet? Don't worry! Here are the best things to do in Danville this weekend. Ready? Let’s go!

The weather forecast calls for another soggy weekend, so we once again lead this week’s list with indoor options f...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2015

Danville Police probe credit card fraud incidents

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The Danville Police Department is investigating several incidents of related credit card fraud that occurred over the past couple of weeks.

Several incidents of credit card fraud were reported recently by customers of First Citizens Bank. Investigators...Read on.....

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Posted on: September 29, 2015

City Council meets Oct. 8 in business, work sessions

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The next meeting of City Council will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, instead of the first Tuesday of the month as normal. The change in dates will allow council members to attend the annual Virginia Municipal League conference.

Council's meeting will beg...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2015

Registrar's Office announces Nov. 3 election deadlines

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(Posted Monday, Sept. 28) The Danville Registrar’s Office announces key deadlines for the Nov. 3 General Election. Those deadlines include 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, for first-time voter registration and for submitting any change of address or name.

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Posted on: September 24, 2015

Top things to do in Danville this weekend

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Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend! No plans yet? Don't worry! Here are the best things to do in Danville this weekend. Ready? Let’s go!

The weather forecast calls for a soggy weekend, so we lead this week’s list with indoor options for entertainment....Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2015

Police will take back prescription drugs Saturday

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On Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Danville Police Department, in partnership with other local and state law enforcement agencies, will give citizens the opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescrip...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

City to hold public hearing on Mount Cross Road project

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The City of Danville will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 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. in th...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2015

City celebrates opening of River District Barbershop

Mayor speaks at ceremony for opening of River District Barbershop

The City of Danville on Friday joined the owners and staff of River District Barbershop to cut the ribbon to its new facility in the River District.

River District Barbershop is an upscale barbershop located at 136 South Ridge St. It has six chairs st...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2015

City Council rezones parcels on Five Forks corner

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City Council voted Tuesday to rezone four properties in the Five Forks area to a classification that will be a better fit for future development of this commercial corner.

The properties are located at 254 Jefferson Ave., 400 and 406 Jefferson St. and ...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2015

Top things to do in Danville this weekend

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Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend! No plans yet? Don't worry! Here are the best things to do in Danville this weekend. Ready? Let’s go!


When: Opens 4 p.m. Friday
Where: Danville Pittsylvania County Fa...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2015

Parks and Recreation urges active lifestyle for fall

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With fall just around the corner, Danville Parks and Recreation is reminding everyone to get out and get active and what better way than getting ready for one of the many racing events throughout the community.

The Dirty Dan on Oct. 3, presented by Dan...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2015

City will alternate lane closures on Riverside Drive

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Westbound travel on Riverside Drive from Locust Lane to Arnett Boulevard will be restricted to one lane to allow for street repairs on Tuesday, Sept. 15, and Wednesday, Sept. 16. Repairs will be made to both westbound lanes, but the closure will be altern...Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2015

Danville Braves win field of the year in Appy League

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The Appalachian League offices announced that Mark Washburn was selected as the 2015 Appalachian League Sports Turf Manager of the Year in honor of the Danville Braves winning the Field of the Year.

Washburn and his staff work for the City of Danville ...Read on...

Posted on: September 10, 2015

Tyton BioEnergy Systems unveils tobacco extractor

Tyton president shows extractor

Tyton BioEnergy Systems today unveiled its patent-protected pilot-scale extractor located in the company’s Danville, VA, headquarters, marking a significant milestone in the company’s path to commercializing its tobacco-based green chemicals and agricultu...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2015

Gov. McAuliffe in Danville to address ag conference

Gov. McAuliffe at ag conference

Gov. Terry McAuliffe was in Danville Wednesday to address the first Virginia Agriculture and Biotechnology Conference at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.

The goal of the conference was to focus on growing industries in Virginia that us...Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2015

City will close lanes on Riverside Drive for repair

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The two left eastbound lanes of Riverside Drive between Audubon Drive and Arnett Boulevard will be closed for street repairs on Wednesday, Sept. 9, and Thursday, Sept. 10. The lanes will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

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