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    City to lower water level Tuesday to inspect dam

    (Posted Wednesday, Aug. 24) Danville Utilities and STS Hydro will lower the water level behind the Schoolfield Dam on Tuesday, Aug. 30, to allow for inspection of the dam structure. During this time, the Abreu Grogan Park boat ramp will be closed. Read on...
  2. Governor speaking Sept. 9, 2015, at ag conference

    Governor set to come to Danville next month

    (Posted Tuesday, Aug. 23) Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be in Danville at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, to make an economic development announcement at the Charles Hawkins Building, which is located at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. Read on...
  3. Summer Movie series logo

    Free, outdoor movie series concludes Saturday

    (Posted Tuesday, Aug. 23) Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series concludes at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, with the film “Pokemon: The First Movie.” The movie is free and will play on a 20-foot screen set up downtown on Main Street. Read on...
  4. Berry Hill Industrial Park map

    Southern Power targets Berry Hill industrial site

    (Posted Tuesday, Aug. 23) Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power is in the preliminary phase of developing land for a natural gas generating facility in the Berry Hill Industrial Park. The park is located off Berry Hill Road. Read on...
  5. Municipal Building

    City Council hears first report on GW stadium

    (Posted Friday, Aug. 19) City Council reviewed a preliminary report this week that outlined three plans for renovating J.T. Christopher Stadium. Consultants are recommending an option that would include a new track and an artificial turf. Read on...
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    The Launch Place makes 10th startup investment

    (Posted Thursday, Aug. 18) The Launch Place announced Wednesday that it is investing $50,000 in CAARMO. The company will use the money to further validate market demand for its vehicle diagnostic devices. Read on...
  7. Summer Movie Series logo

    Free, outdoor movie series continues Saturday

    (Posted Thursday, Aug. 18) Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series continues at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Ballou Park, with Disney Pixar's animated adventure film “Inside Out.” The movie is free and will play on a 20-foot screen. Read on...
  8. Music on Main logo

    Music series concludes with back-to-school bash

    (Posted Wednesday, Aug. 17) Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main series will wrap up on Thursday, Aug. 18, with a back-to-school bash that features a band, a jump rope record holder and a 30-foot-tall waterslide. For more information, call 434-793-4636 Read on...
  9. Safe Exchange Zone sign

    City sets up ‘Safe Exchange Zone’ for citizens

    (Posted Friday, Aug. 12) Danville has created a “Safe Exchange Zone” for use by citizens who are meeting to complete an online transaction, or even for couples who are involved in custody agreements and want a public place to pick up their children. Read on...
  10. Danville Utilities sign

    Danville Utilities issues peak power alert

    (Posted Wednesday, Aug. 10) Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today, Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak power alert from its wholesale power supplier. Read on...
  11. Photo of shoulder collapse on Riverwalk Trail

    City sets up barricades on Riverwalk Trail section

    (Posted Tuesday, Aug. 9) Parks and Recreation has placed barricades at a Riverwalk Trail section due to a collapse of the shoulder. The section, located behind the Public Works facility, remains open, but users should avoid the barricades. Read on...
  12. Music on Main logo

    Music series concludes with back-to-school bash

    (Posted Tuesday, Aug. 9) Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main series will wrap up on Thursday, Aug. 18, with a back-to-school bash that features a band, a jump rope record holder and a 30-foot-tall waterslide. For more information, call 434-793-4636. Read on...
  13. City Council chambers

    City Council OKs permit for coffee, wine bar

    (Posted Friday, Aug. 5) City Council voted Thursday night to grant a special use permit for two Danville entrepreneurs to operate a restaurant in the former automobile repair and gas station at 1009 Main St., which is adjacent the history museum. Read on...
  14. Municipal Building photo

    Major agency upgrades Danville’s bond rating

    (Posted Thursday, Aug. 4) Moody’s Investor Services announced this week that it has upgraded the City of Danville’s bond rating. With the higher score, the City now has higher tier ratings from all three major credit rating agencies. Read on...
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    Farmers’ market will hold cooking demo Saturday

    (Posted Thursday, Aug. 4) The Danville Farmers’ Market will feature a cooking demonstration by Alani Adkins of Virginia Cooperative Extension on Saturday, Aug. 6. The demonstration kicks off National Farmers’ Week. The event begins at 8 a.m. Read on...
  16. Jake Owen photo

    Tickets available for Jake Owen concert Saturday

    (Posted Monday, Aug. 1) Tickets remain available for Danville Harvest Jubilee's concert featuring RCA Nashville recording artist Jake Owen. He will perform Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Carrington Pavilion. Gates open at 6 p.m. Read on...
  17. River District Fridays logo

    Outdoor summer concert series continues Friday

    (Posted Monday, Aug. 1) Danville Harvest Jubilee will continue its River District Fridays music series on Friday, Aug. 5, with the band Funky Bone. The series, formerly known as Fridays at the Crossing, will be in the Community Market parking lot. Read on...
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    City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

    (Posted Friday, July 29) City Council will meet Thursday, Aug. 4, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. View the agendas at www.danvilleva.gov. Both sessions are open to the public. River City TV airs live the business session. Read on...
  19. National Night Out logo

    Neighborhoods prepare for National Night Out

    (Posted Friday, July 29) The annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2, will feature activities at 12 neighborhood sites across Danville. Danville Police coordinates the event to build new community connections and strengthen existing ones. Read on...
  20. Municipal Building photo

    Smith remains chairman of Utility Commission

    (Posted Tuesday, July 26) The Danville Utility Commission on Monday chose Philip Smith as its chairman and Bill Donohue as its vice chairman for a second consecutive one-year term. The commission serves as an advisory board to City Council on rates. Additional Info...
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    Danville Utilities issues fourth peak power alert

    (Posted Tuesday, July 26) Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak power alert from its wholesale power supplier. Read on...
  22. Under construction graphic

    City reopens Riverside Drive following reconstruction

    (Posted Monday, July 25) The City of Danville today reopened the two eastbound lanes of Riverside Drive from the bridge over the Sandy River in front of the Danville Plaza shopping center to the bridge over Sandy Creek. Read on...
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    Throughout the Danville River District, there’s a captivating synergy between people and place marked by everything from buildings to long held beliefs, being reimagined into something newer, fresher, and more relevant. Learn more about it in our Story Map.

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    Find all of Danville’s parks, playgrounds, baseball/soccer fields, disc golf courses, trails, and more! Use the measure tool to plan a nice 2 mile walk along the trails, use the drawing tools to show your friends where to meet up! Bookmark your favorite places, and use the Base Map Gallery to view the map in new and different ways...go out and play, Danville!

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    Scheduled Road Closures Map
    This interactive map pinpoints the location of scheduled road closures/traffic disruptions and provides detail on the number of lanes closed, the lane side and direction and scheduled date and time of the closure. This map also provides added detail on the purpose of the construction, suggested alternate routes and contact information if additional information is needed. Search by address to discover scheduled projects in your area.

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