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Posted on: December 21, 2020

City, DCC honor first Project Rebuild graduates

A graduation ceremony was held today for the first Project Rebuild class, with six members receiving certificates for completing a workforce readiness program for 18- to 25-year-olds looking to rebuild their lives.

A partnership between Danville Community ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 18, 2020

City releases schedule for Christmas holiday

Christmas Tree

The Municipal Building, all other City of Danville government offices, and the public library will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday. 

The James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed for ...

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

Danville experiencing record low crime

crime numbers

The City of Danville continues to experience a decrease in crime thanks to focused deterrence efforts and community partnerships. 

Chief Scott Booth came to Danville in 2018 with the mission to reduce crime, particularly violent crime, and build c...

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

Utility relief remains available for customers

Danville Utilities logo

choi game cau caThe City of Danville reminds utility customers who have experienced COVID-19-related income loss that funds remain available to assist with delinquent utility bills.

Customers, however, must apply by the end of the month because the Coronavirus Aid, Recove...

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

City preps for threat of mixed precipitation

snowman

The Public Works Department is pretreating main thoroughfares, bridges, and overpasses today because of a threat of snow, sleet, and freezing rain that will affect motorists as they commute to work on Wednesday.

choi game cau caThe National Weather Service in Blacksburg h...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 10, 2020

City closes Harris center's customer service offices

Customer service offices at the Charles H. Harris Financial Service Center will be closed to the public beginning Friday and will remain closed until further notice. Payment collection offices will continue to operate as usual, with payments being accepte...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Treasury staff help citizens find over $80,000

Virginia Department of the Treasury staff helped Danville residents find a total of $80,690.01 during an unclaimed property virtual call event that was held on Dec. 3-4 for local citizens who might be owed funds they don’t know about.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Seventh annual Holiday Light Show to kick-off

Community holiday light show logo

The seventh annual Community Holiday Light Show kicks off tonight, with shows each night at Ballou Park through Christmas Day, except for Christmas Eve. The show begins at 6 p.m. and closes at 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Sa...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Caesars presents $15 million check to City

Caesars Virginia LLC officials today presented the City of Danville with a check of $15 million during a ceremony at the Municipal Building.

Hunter Byrnes and Steven Gould, attorneys with Byrnes Gould Law in Danville representing Caesars Entertainment, pre...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Danville Transit will offer new service option

Danville Transit buses

choi game cau caThe Danville Transit System will offer same-day service beginning Monday, Dec. 7, for all reservation-based operations, including the Reserve A Ride Service, Handivan operation, and Senior Transportation program via online reservations.

choi game cau caPassengers can visi...

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

Hood sworn in as city councilman

Councilman Bryant Hood sworn into office.

choi game cau caNewly elected Councilman Bryant Hood was sworn into office prior to Tuesday night’s meeting of .

Hood last month won the special election held to determine who would finish the term of former City Councilman Adam Tomer. The term is slated to en...

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

Council accepts grant for 911 phone system

choi game cau caThe City Council on Tuesday night voted to accept a grant to upgrade the 911 phone system at the Emergency Communications Center. The upgrade in early 2021 will take the center from an analog system to an IP digital system that is capable of supporting th...

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

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 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: November 24, 2020

Treasury staff to help citizens find missing money

Money Search event flyer

choi game cau caThe City of Danville’s Treasurer’s Office and the Virginia Department of the Treasury will hold an unclaimed property virtual call event on Dec. 3-4 to help local citizens who might be owed funds they don’t know about.

Treasury workers came to Danville las...

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

City seeks input on Main Street Plaza property

choi game cau caThe Danville Office of Economic Development invites citizens to participate in a about the future use of the Main Street Plaza property being vacated by Lou’s Antiques Mall. 

The store is in the process of relocating to the Sherwo...

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

Offices, library to close for Thanksgiving holiday

New Years 2018 image

choi game cau caThe Municipal Building and all other city government offices will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25, and will remain closed until Monday, Nov. 30.

choi game cau ca The public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthous...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Council formally certifies casino gaming operator

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to formally certify Caesars Virginia, LLC as the City's preferred casino gaming operator and to authorize Mayor Alonzo Jones to execute the City's post-referendum letter of certification and submit...

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

Police chief receives Excellence in Policing Award

Police Chief Scott C. Booth on Monday was presented with the Excellence in Policing Award from the Radford University Center for Police Practice, Policy and Research. The annual award recognizes police leaders who champion innovative strategies that impro...

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

DCC, City partner on ‘Project Rebuild’

Robert David, left, and Brian Jackson

choi game cau caDanville Community College (DCC) in partnership with the City of Danville, launched Project Rebuild, a multi-faceted program that aims to provide workforce training to at-risk youth, ages 18-25, in our community on Monday, November 16, at a media event he...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 13, 2020

City Council will meet in business session

choi game cau caCity Council will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 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...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 12, 2020

City prepares for river flooding

Turn around, don't drown graphic

The Public Works Department is prepositioning barricades and barriers along the sides of flood-prone streets because of flooding that is expected to occur along the Dan River from heavy rain locally and upstream.

choi game cau caCrews will be working 12-hours shifts to mo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Danville receives first place in Digital Cities Survey

The City of Danville has won first place in its population category in the 2020 Digital Cities Survey, which recognizes the use of technology by cities to tackle social challenges, enhance services, and strengthen cybersecurity.

 

The Center for Di...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Region to showcase entrepreneurial activity

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is an international movement – powered by thousands of partner organizations dedicated to making it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a company.

 

GEW 2020 will be celebrated from November...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements