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Posted on: August 21, 2019

City Council tables vote on airport services

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City Council voted Tuesday night to table a decision on a proposed lease agreement with a North Carolina-based fixed-base operator to provide fuel sales and other aviation services at Danville Regional Airport.

The move came after a public hearing during w...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Safe Streets initiative nets over 200 arrests

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Operation Safe Streets Southside, a joint local and state law enforcement public safety initiative, led to 97 arrests on felony charges, 76 arrests on misdemeanor charges, and 35 arrests of fugitives over a 10-week period, Danville Police reported Tuesday...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Free concert will feature classic rock band

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Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will conclude for this year at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, with the classic rock and variety party sounds of the Rivermist band. This final concert will be a two-hour performance.

Th...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Mayor urges community effort to end bullying

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Mayor Alonzo Jones is asking the community to come together to end bullying in the city and to ensure that Danville is a place of belonging, acceptance, and respect for all people.

Jones first talked publicly about the initiative at City Council’...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Story map shows city’s iconic spots in time

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The City of Danville’s Information Technology Department has added to its collection of online story maps, with the latest one showing many of Danville’s iconic spots “the way they were.”

Called “Danville P...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Manufacturer to open first U.S. facility here

It was announced today that Gefertec, LLC will open their first U.S. manufacturing facility. The project is expected to create 8 new jobs and includes $1.9 million in capital investment. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is assisting this proje...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

City Council OKs permit for boutique hotel project

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Danville City Council voted Thursday night to approve a request by a Roanoke real estate developer to convert two medical office buildings into a hotel at 990 Main St. and 108 Holbrook St.

As proposed, the property will be converted into a boutique hotel t...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Police officers welcome students back to school

Police officer rides bus as part of "Badges on Buses" program.

In support of the Danville Public School system's start of the new school year on Thursday, Danville Police welcomed students back to school. Officers rode buses a part of their second annual “Badges on Buses” program.

Officers greeted ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Kemper Road block to be closed to through traffic

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One block of Kemper Road – between Lanier Avenue and Wooding Avenue – is scheduled to be closed to through traffic next week to allow for the replacement of a water service line.

The block will be closed daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. begi...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Council meeting to be held on Thursday

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The next meeting of City Council will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8, instead of the first Tuesday of the month as normal. The change in dates is to allow City Council to attend National Night Out activities on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

City Council will meet in a bus...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Neighborhoods prepare for National Night Out

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The annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, will feature activities at neighborhood sites across Danville. Opening ceremonies will be held at 5 p.m. at the Police Department’s Third Avenue Precinct.

The precinct is located at 128 Third Ave....

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Book details spiritual battle for gang-affiliated youth

Book cover for “Gangs vs. Kingdom: Battle for the Next Generation"

The City of Danville’s coordinator for youth services and gang violence prevention has written a book that provides churches and faith-based organizations with an understanding of the motives and origins of gangs from a Christian perspective.

In ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 29, 2019

City to begin receiving disaster recovery funds

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The City of Danville will receive more than $2 million in the first disbursement of federal disaster recovery funds from Tropical Storm Michael and Hurricane Florence last fall.

Of the total, $1.87 million is reimbursement for eligible damages and disaster...

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