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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Navy opens additive manufacturing center

ATDM Building entrance

The U.S. Navy is launching its Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) within the State of Virginia’s Center for Manufacturing Advancement (CMA) on the Danville Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) campus. The creatio...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2022

Neighborhoods prepare for National Night Out

The Police Department is hosting its annual National Night Out from 5:30 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, with the opening ceremony being held in the Westmoreland neighborhood.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2022

Governor speaks at opening of new center

The Center for Manufacturing Advancement (CMA), a state-funded project located on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR), is open and ready to attract new businesses and jobs to the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 3, 2022

City’s 2022 aerial photos now available online

The City of Danville's Information Technology Department today announced that the 2022 aerial photographs are now available on its geographic information systems (GIS) website using the Parcel Viewer application.

The photos were taken on June 2 wi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 2, 2022

City waives restrictions on storm debris cleanup

The Public Works Department is waiving volume restrictions for collection of tree limbs and cuttings, brush and other storm debris to help city residents affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ian.

The waiver will be in effect for two weeks, and it applies ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Chamber to host candidate forum

Chamber of Commerce news release

The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Candidate Forum for candidates running for seats on the Danville City School Board and Danville City Council. All candidates have been invited to attend.&...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 29, 2022

City preps for remnants of Hurricane Ian

City of Danville departments are mobilizing in preparation for the remnants of Hurricane Ian, which are expected to arrive on Friday morning and bring periods of moderate to heavy rain and sustained winds of 15-25 mph, with gusts of 30-35 mph, for much of...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Crime Stoppers will host annual dinner fundraiser

On Oct. 14, at 6 p.m., the Danville Crime Stoppers will host its annual dinner fundraiser at Stratford Conference Center at 149 Piney Forest Road. Tickets for the fundraiser cost $50 each and includes dinner, entertainment, and door prizes. You must be pr...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 27, 2022

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in a business session at 7 p.m. followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 27, 2022

New playground at Ballou Park ready for play

The new Ballou Park playground is officially open for play and features equipment that meets the accessibility standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The new playground was designed by a group of professionals that include recrea...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 22, 2022

City Council OKs wind energy agreement

The City Council on Tuesday night authorized a three-year purchase power agreement with American Municipal Power for 20 megawatts of wind energy.

The agreement will offset some of the volatility of the energy market.

Danville Utilities purchases about 10 pe...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 21, 2022

City named semifinalist for national award

News release by the River District Association

Main Street America has announced The River District Association (RDA) as a 2023 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) Semifinalist. This prestigious award is the nation’s top award recognizing co...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Treasurer’s office receives state accreditation

News release from the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia

The Danville Treasurer’s office received its accreditation from the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia (TAV) on June 13, 2022.

The Office Accreditation program is a vo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Industrial maintenance training open house set

News release by DCC

Danville Community College (DCC) is hosting an Industrial Maintenance Training information session and open house at the Regional Center for Advanced Technology & Training (RCATT) on Thursday, September 22.

“Danville Commun...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Paving work underway at Anglers Park

Paving scheduled at Anglers Park is underway. As a result, access is affected. 

Park users will not be able to park in the main parking lot adjacent to the restroom facility until late in the afternoon on Sept. 23; however, the gravel parking area...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Tourism results released in city, county

The Danville Office of Economic Development & Tourism, the official destination marketing organization for the city of Danville and Pittsylvania County, hosted two community meetings last Thursday to share findings of the recent regional tourism brand...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 14, 2022

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in a business session. No work session is scheduled. The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 14, 2022

AeroFarms’ indoor farm now growing

AeroFarms ribbon cutting

Mayor Alonzo Jones on Monday joined national, state, and local officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the AeroFarms Danville facility, which the company says is the world’s largest aeroponic smart farm.

Jones sai...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 13, 2022

DCC will host job resource fair on Nov. 1

News release by DCC

Danville Community College, in partnership the Danville/Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County Community Action, PATHS, BrightView, and Goodwill Industries, Inc., is hosting a community-wide &...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Police Department holds community walk

The Police Department on Monday, Sept. 12, gathered at the corner of Sycamore and Spruce streets for a community engagement walk. The focus of the monthly community engagement walks is to build public trust and develop positive relationships between offic...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 12, 2022

For Averett University, accolades continue

News release by Averett University

Averett University was recently named as one of the best southeastern colleges by The Princeton Review’s “2023 Best Colleges” List, and has once again been designated a 2022-2023 College of D...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Public meetings set to unveil tourism findings

The Danville Office of Economic Development & Tourism, the official destination marketing organization for the city of Danville and Pittsylvania County, has received more than 2,000 responses to their recent regional tourism branding survey. These sur...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 2, 2022

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 6, in a business session at 7 p.m. followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Detour slated for West Main Street section

Map - West Main Street detour

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 6, West Main Street will be closed to through traffic between Baltimore Avenue and Bishop Road. The closure will allow Danville Utilities crews to install water services to the casino resort property.

Traffic will be detoured onto P...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2022

South Boston Road resurfacing set to begin

Map - South Boston Road Westbound Resurfacing

Street resurfacing is scheduled to begin Wednesday morning on a two-mile segment of westbound South Boston Road between the limits and Airport Drive. 

At least one westbound lane will be open at all times. The resurfacing project is expected to be...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Police complete move to new headquarters

Public Entrance 8.30.22

Effective immediately, Aug. 30, all Danville Police Department operations will be at our new location. This includes services rendered to the public. The temporary address is 2291 Memorial Drive. After turning into the new police department headquarters, ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Police Department to host Catwalk In Costumes

On Friday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m., the Police Department is hosting Catwalk in Costumes with Police. The event will be held in the multipurpose room at the new headquarters on 1 Community Way. This event will take the place of the police department's previous...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Holiday schedule for offices, services

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed. 

Danville Transit ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 27, 2022

Project Imagine honors latest class of graduates

Group shot of Project Imagine graduates

Six teenagers were honored earlier this week for completing life skills training and goal-setting exercises through Project Imagine, a community violence intervention program that steers gang-prone kids off the streets and into completing school and becom...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Police host 'Pass the Perspective' event

The Police Department on Thursday hosted a "Pass the Perspective" event, which allowed citizens to undergo a training simulation designed for police officers. The exercise helps provide a deeper understanding of how officers make split-second de...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Resurfacing of Route 58 section set to begin

Route 58 Eastbound Resurfacing from city limits to near Vandola Road

Starting Monday morning, street resurfacing will get underway on a one-mile segment of eastbound Route 58 from the city limits near Westover Drive to a point just west of Vandola Road (across from Joe Hudson's Collision Center at 6262 Riverside D...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Tourism manager receives leadership award

Lisa Meriwether photo

The City of Danville Office of Economic Development and Tourism today announced that Tourism Manager Lisa Meriwether has received the Meeting Industry Leadership Award by Virginia chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI Virginia).

The award, wh...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Police to hold youth engagement talent show

4nd Annual Youth Engagement Talent Show Flyer

On November 18, 2022, at 5:30 PM, the Danville Police Department (DPD) will host their 4th Annual Youth Engagement Talent Show. It will be at the new police department headquarters, 1 Community Way, Danville VA, 24541 in the Multipurpose Room.

Stu...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Officials dedicate new police headquarters

Mayor Alonzo Jones and other members of the City Council attended today's dedication ceremony for the Police Department's new headquarters at 1 Community Way. A grand opening and tours for the public will be held in October. 

The...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Test scores show local students rebounding

News release by Danville Public Schools

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) pass rates for the 2021-2022 school year on Thursday afternoon, which showed the state is still feeling the effects of the COV...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Council OKs pumping station acquisition

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to authorize the acquisition of the Page Road water pumping station off Westover Drive from Pittsylvania County.

The purchase will allow the City to restore the water pumping station to provide the additiona...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 17, 2022

PEACE center to host community yard sale

On Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the P.E.A.C.E. (Police Embrace Active Community Engagement) Community Center is hosting a community yard sale. The location is at the P.E.A.C.E. Community Center on 827 Green Street, Danville, ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Fire Department receives new pet masks

Chief Smith and Firefighter H. Alderson with Darla

The Danville Fire Department recognizes that pets are beloved members of families and households within our communities and deserve the best care possible when a fire occurs. Thanks to the Project Breathe™ Program through the Invisible Fence Com...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Resurfacing of Route 58 section set to begin

Starting Tuesday morning, street resurfacing will get underway on a one-mile segment of eastbound Route 58 in the vicinity of Vandola Road. The start point is approximately 0.5 mile west of Vandola Road (across from the collision center at 6262 Riverside ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements