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    City prepares to host Market Monster Mash

    (Posted Monday, Aug. 21) This Halloween, Parks and Recreation will host the Market Monster Mash at the Community Market. Anyone interested in handing out candy should register now by signing up at www.PlayDanvilleVA.com or calling 793-4636. Read on...
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    City welcomes Cottontail Weddings and Events

    (Posted Saturday, Aug. 19) Matthew and Shelly Switick, along with City officials, today celebrated the grand opening of the River District’s newest event venue, Cottontail Weddings and Events, a 3,600 square-foot facility at 600 Craghead St. Read on...
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    Holiday Light Show nets place among top events

    (Posted Thursday, Aug. 17) Parks and Recreation’s annual Community Holiday Light Show has been designated by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 event in the Southeast for the month of December. This year's show will begin Dec. 9. Read on...
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    City Council fast tracks substation equipment

    (Posted Wednesday, Aug. 16) City Council last night agreed to add $5.9 million to bonds that will be issued this year for utility projects. This step will accelerate the replacement of aging equipment at the Riverside electric substation. Read on...
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    Planning, zoning office hours limited next week

    (Posted Wednesday, Aug. 16) The Planning and Zoning office will operate under limited hours from Monday, Aug. 21, through Monday, Aug. 28. The hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All other Community Development offices will maintain normal hours. Read on...
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    Summer Bazaar coming to Community Market

    (Posted Wednesday, Aug. 16) The Summer Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Community Market. This event focuses on retail and direct sales vendors and is held in conjunction with the Farmers' Market. Read on...
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    City Council will meet in business, work sessions

    (Posted Friday, Aug. 11) City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 15, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public. River City TV airs live the business session. Read on...
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    City officials welcome River District Printing

    (Posted Monday, Aug. 7) City officials joined other area leaders and citizens Monday morning in welcoming River District Printing as the latest addition to the River District. The digital printing company is located at 406 Main St. Read on...
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    Tickets available for Brothers Osborne concert

    (Posted Monday, Aug. 7) Tickets remain available for Danville Harvest Jubilee’s concert featuring Brothers Osborne, the Academy of Country Music’s duo of the year. The duo will perform Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Carrington Pavilion. Read on...
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    Free concert will feature Americana, bluegrass

    (Posted Monday, Aug. 7) Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will continue at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Main Street Plaza. The free, outdoor concert will feature the Americana sound of the Wampler Brothers Band. Read on...
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    Registrar’s Office begins move to new location

    )Posted Monday, Aug. 7) The relocation of the Danville Registrar’s Office is underway today. The office is moving across the street to 530 Main St., commonly known as the First Citizen Bank building. The move will be completed by Wednesday. Read on...
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    Detour to begin Monday in the Five Forks area

    (Posted Friday, Aug. 4) Beginning Monday, Aug. 7, the City of Danville will close portions of Jefferson Street and Pine Street to through traffic to allow for reconstruction of a storm sewer line serving the south side of Pine Street. Read on...
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    City Council clears way for distilleries in the city

    (Posted Thursday, Aug. 3) City Council tonight cleared the way for distilleries. Distilleries will be allowed by right in certain areas, including most of the River District. In other areas, they would be allowed only by a special use permit. Read on...
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    Memorial service set for Danville Utilities worker

    (Posted Wednesday, Aug. 2) A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Averett University's Grant Center for Danville Utilities employee Samuel “Sam” Thompson. He died July 6 when he was electrocuted while working on a power line. Read on...
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    Firefighters plan to ‘Fill the Fire Truck’ again

    (Posted Wednesday, Aug. 2) The Danville Fire Department is teaming up with Danville Public Schools to collect school supplies for students in need. The next “Fill the Fire Truck” event will be 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Kmart. Read on...
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    Mainline Trolley service begins this weekend

    (Posted Wednesday, Aug. 2) Danville Transit's Mainline Trolley debuts this weekend, with a trolley bus traveling along a historic route used by trolley cars during the 19th century and linking the Old West End, River District and Neapolis. Read on...
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    Mayor, police chief speak at National Night Out

    (Posted Tuesday, Aug. 1) Mayor John Gilstrap, City Council members and City staff participated in National Night Out activities at 13 neighborhood sites across the city Tuesday evening. Opening ceremonies were held at Cardinal Village. Read on...
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    City Council will meet on Thursday; agendas posted

    (Posted Tuesday, Aug. 1) City Council will meet Thursday, Aug. 3, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public. River City TV airs live the business session. Read on...
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    Panel: Regional efforts fuel optimistic outlook

    (Posted Wednesday, July 26) Mayor John Gilstrap and City Manager Ken Larking told area business leaders Tuesday that they are optimistic for the future because of the strong working relationship between Danville and Pittsylvania County. Read on...
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    Chef at the Market returns on Saturday

    (Posted Wednesday, July 26) The Chef at the Market series resumes on Saturday, July 29, with local chef Dustin Haberer of Nana Karen’s preparing on site recipes from fresh foods found at the Farmers' Market. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Read on...
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    Firefighters plan to ‘Fill the Fire Truck’ again

    (Posted Tuesday, July 25) The Danville Fire Department is teaming up with Danville Public Schools to collect school supplies for students in need. The next “Fill the Fire Truck” event will be 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, July 29, at Kmart. Read on...
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    Police to hold document shredding event

    (Posted Tuesday, July 25) The Police Department will hold a free document shredding event on Saturday, July 29, to help citizens safely dispose of personal paperwork. Come to URW Community Federal on Lowes Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read on...
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    Free concert will feature beach, boogie and blues

    (Posted Tuesday, July 25) Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will continue at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, at the Main Street Plaza. The free, outdoor concert will feature the beach, boogie and blues band Cruize Control. Read on...
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    Danville Rides Bike Share
    The Danville Rides Program is a way to provide transportation and recreation to the citizens of Danville. Users can check out a bike from one of our five bike lockers situated conveniently along the Riverwalk Trail and return the bike to the same or a different locker when they are done using it; all for a very minimal fee.

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    Danville Utilities Customer Portal
    The City of Danville has launched a new utility customer web portal with an interactive map that provides real-time information about power outages. This portal allows customers to not only search for or report power outages online, but also to track their utility consumption, view their bills and make payments.
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    Danville Mayors Challenge
    The City of Danville is participating in an Idea Accelerator workshop ahead of an application to the Mayors Challenge. The Mayors Challenge is a program that allows communities to identify an urgent need in their community and develop a new and innovative solution. 
    In order to make the workshop as effective as possible, we are asking that the community participate in a survey to help identify urgent needs

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