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Posted on: October 26, 2020

City receives award for financial reporting excellence

The City of Danville’s Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the fiscal year ended Jun...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Farmers’ Market season extended to Dec. 5

The Danville Farmers’ Market season has been extended to Dec. 5, allowing for the market to run for an additional month as well as continue its operation through the rest of October.

 

With the cancellation of the large fall shows, this e...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 23, 2020

FEMA crews conducting topographic surveys

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will have survey crews in Danville over the next few months to conduct topographic surveys that will be used to update floodplain maps.

 

The crews will be requesting access to private property along streams ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Caesars to present second employment webinar

Caesars Entertainment, in partnership with Averett University and Danville Community College, is offering a second virtual employment webinar from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The event is open to the public.

 

Hosted by Averett Univ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 21, 2020

City to offer free bus service on Election Day

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to authorize Danville Transit to offer free bus service in the city on Election Day. The free service is to encourage interested persons to vote by removing transportation as a barrier.

 

The service will be ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Treasurer’s office receives state accreditation

The City of Danville Treasurer’s office received its accreditation from the Treasurer’s Association of Virginia (TAV) on May 19, 2020.

 

The Office Accreditation program is a voluntary professional certificate program overseen b...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 16, 2020

City shares COVID-19 safety guidance for Halloween

Halloween - Carved pumpkins

The City of Danville urges residents to start planning now on ways to protect themselves and others this Halloween in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has designated both trick-or-treating to a large number ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

Danville Utilities is again warning its customers about a payment scam involving a threat to disconnect service within 30 minutes if payment of their utility bill is not made immediately.

The scammers are using a local phone number that is spoofed as Danvi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 15, 2020

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 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.

The session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Munic...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Town halls on use of casino revenue set to begin

The first of three virtual town halls on the use of potential casino-related revenues will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The City of Danville is hosting the town halls to receive citizen feedback on investment priorities should...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Council OKs agreements for new police station

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to approve a lease agreement and a purchase and sale agreement for a new police station.

 

The project will be a combination of new construction and historic restoration of the former Dan River Mills executiv...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Three ways to vote in Nov. 3 General Election

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The general registrar for the city of Danville is reminding voters that there are three ways to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election and Danville's special elections.

 

Voters in Danville will cast ballots in elections for president, the U....

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 6, 2020

City government offices closed on Columbus Day

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

The Municipal Building and all other city government offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12, for Columbus Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

 

However, Danville Transit will operate,...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2020

City collecting loose leaves from neighborhoods

Loose leaf collection crew in action

Public Works Department crews have started collecting loose leaves from residential neighborhoods. City residents can rake or blow leaves to the curb for pickup by the vacuum machines through Jan. 31.

 

Loose leaves are collected on the same day as...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Caesars Virginia schedules employment webinar

Caesars Entertainment, in partnership with Averett University and Danville Community College, is offering a virtual employment webinar from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The event is open to the public.

 

Hosted by Averett University a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 1, 2020

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 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 meeti...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

Danville Utilities logo

Danville Utilities is again warning its customers about a payment scam involving a threat to disconnect service within 30 minutes if payment of their utility bill is not made immediately.

The scammers are using a local phone number that is spoofed as Danvi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Appalachian League to switch to wood-bat play

Major League Baseball and USA Baseball jointly announced today a new format for the Appalachian League, which will feature the nation’s top rising college freshmen and sophomores in wood-bat play each summer.  

Bill Sgrinia, director of parks and ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Health District to offer free COVID-19 testing

The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing on Friday, Oct. 2, at the Danville Health Department at 326 Taylor Drive in Danville from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or until supplies run out. The event o...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Police welcome aboard two new chaplains

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The Danville Police Department has sworn in Ernest Coppage and Scott Spalding to its Chaplain Unit. 

Coppage and Spalding join Senior Chaplain G.H. Vaughan. Danville Police Department chaplains serve on a volunteer basis and their mission is to pr...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 28, 2020

City to host meetings on use of casino revenue

The City of Danville will host three virtual town halls in October to receive citizen feedback on potential investment priorities from casino-related revenues should the referendum pass on Nov. 3.

 

The tentative dates and times for these meetings ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Schools to host meetings on return to classroom

Danville Public Schools news release

 

Danville Public Schools will host meetings with parents, guardians and students to discuss the potential return to the classroom date for those students who selected face-to-face instruction. 

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Rotary clubs to create park along Riverwalk Trail

Water stop area along the Riverwalk Trail where the Rotary Park improvements will be made.

Danville Riverview, Danville, and Danville After Hours Rotary Clubs recently announced a collaborative service project to create and install a small Rotary Park along the Riverwalk Trail, marking a $10,000 investment to the trail that will include a $4,00...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 3, 2020

City, Caesars sign resort casino agreement

(Left to right) Neal Morris, Tom Reeg and Ken Larking sign resort casino agreement on Thursday.

Danville city and Caesars Entertainment officials on Thursday signed the development agreement for a resort casino at the former Dan River Mills industrial complex in Schoolfield.

The agreement is a legally binding document that outlines what the resort ca...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Police awarded grant for domestic violence response

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The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has awarded the Danville Police Department a $91,550 grant from the Community Policing Development Microgrants Program.

The COPS Office directed funds to agencies for the implementation of in...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2020

New substance abuse recovery program begins

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The Danville Police Department is collaborating with Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services for a newly implemented Community Opioid Response and Engagement (CORE) Program. This program is an addition to the partnerships growing from the Danville Opioid...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements