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Danville, VA 24543-3300
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Posted on: November 5, 2014

City awards grant for historic renovation work

GoDanRiver Staff

Supply Resources has received a $75,000 grant for its new corporate headquarters construction work.

The funding was provided by Danville's Technology Enhancement Grant. It will support the... Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

Lynchburg tour shows similarities in downtown revitalization projects

By DENICE THIBODEAU
dthibodeau@registerbee.com (434) 791-7985

There are a lot of similarities between Lynchburg’s downtown development project and Danville’s River District revitalization project.

Seven members of... Read on...

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Posted on: October 31, 2014

Danville city leaders tour downtown Lynchburg

Posted: Oct 30, 2014 7:47 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 30, 2014 7:51 PM EDTBy Ananda Rochita, Reporter

LYNCHBURG (WSLS) - City leaders from Danville took a tour of downtown Lynchburg Thursday afternoon to generate ideas on... Read on...

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Posted on: October 31, 2014

Art momentum builds in River District

BY VICKY MORRISON
vmorrison@registerbee.com (434) 791-7981

In the low-lit foyer of Danville’s new fire station, artists, musicians and community members chatted casually to the sounds of live acoustic music. Attendees... Read on...

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Posted on: October 31, 2014

Tourism: All about working together

BY VICKY MORRISON
vmorrison@registerbee.com (434) 791-7981

How fast can a team of people put together a puzzle? What if the puzzle is missing pieces? What if there is no reference image to use?

That was the... Read on...

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Posted on: October 31, 2014

Virginia Tech, Institute forge new partnership

BY JOHN R. CRANE
jcrane@registerbee.com (434) 791-7987

Officials from Virginia Tech and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research signed a new five-year master research contract at the Institute Wednesday... Read on...

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Posted on: September 30, 2014

Craghead Street sidewalk project begins Wednesday

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1, street parking in the 100 block of Craghead Street adjacent Lou’s Antiques will be unavailable to allow for demolition of the existing sidewalk and installation of brick and concrete pavers... Read on...

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Posted on: September 30, 2014

Danville Community College awarded $2.5 million for job-driven training

BY TREVOR METCALFE
tmetcalfe@registerbee.com (434) 791-7983

Danville Community College has been awarded a $2.5 million grant to invest in job-driven training and relationship-building with local employers, the White... Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2014

County dedicates STEM Academy

STEM Academy

By DENICE THIBODEAU
dthibodeau@registerbee.com (434) 791-7985

Students, parents, teachers and school board members gathered at the former Woodlawn Academy in Chatham on Sunday to formally dedicate the county’s new... Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2014

Schoolfield Mill site being marketed to high-tech firms

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BY DENICE THIBODEAU
dthibodeau@registerbee.com (434) 791-7985

Danville is aggressively marketing the former Schoolfield Mill site through national commercial real estate brokerage firm CBRE and with a glossy 32-page... Read on...

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Posted on: August 21, 2014

The Launch Place announces pre-seed investment program

Special to Work It, SoVa

To help innovative entrepreneurs expedite the early stages of their start-up development process, The Launch Place announced Wednesday a new investment initiative called the Pre-Seed Investment... Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

Hot Yoga Studio Locates to the River District

Danville, Va. – Hot Asana Yoga Studio today announced its plans to locate to the Pemberton Lofts at 541 Bridge St. in the River District. Virginia Gallagher, owner, plans to bring an approach to health and wellness that... Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

Natural and Organic Food Producer Moving to Danville

DANVILLE, Va. – Sky Valley Foods, a North Carolina-based maker of natural and organic sauces and salad dressings, announced today that it is relocating to Airside Industrial Park in Danville, where the company expects to... Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2014

Danville wins award for River District streetscape, development plan

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The city of Danville has won the 2014 Commercial Revitalization Plans & Streetscapes Award for its work in the River District. The award, given by the Virginia Downtown Development Association, recognizes excellence in... Read more.

Posted on: June 3, 2014

Danville names Telly Tucker as director of economic development

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Danville City Manager Joe King announced today that Telly D. Tucker of Williamsburg has been selected to fill the city’s vacant economic development director position.

Tucker is currently the assistant economic... Read more.

Posted on: April 9, 2014

Nearby permit could pave way for Berry Hill Industrial Park

By GoDanRiver staff

After a long uphill battle, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers finally issued a permit for the continued development of Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre in Henry County — a move that could pave the... Read more.

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Posted on: April 3, 2014

City reveals JTI Fountain, celebrates opening of Main Street Plaza

The City of Danville on Wednesday revealed the JTI Fountain and gave the community its first opportunity to enjoy the new Main Street Plaza located in the heart of the River District at the intersection of Main and Craghead... Read more.

Posted on: February 11, 2014

More Living Room in the River District

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Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
Contact: Corrie Teague; (434) 793-1753

Danville, Va. – The developers of the Pemberton Lofts will begin phase two of construction this month and will soon start on another residential River... Read more.

Posted on: February 17, 2012

Gamewood offers Internet TV in Danville

Getting TV over broadband fiber is the best way to watch high definition television, one local provider says.

And without the city’s efforts to build out broadband with the nDanville network and its connection to the... Read more »

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Posted on: February 13, 2012

Danville company grows to connect businesses to IT services

Running a business requires documents, data and administrative or back-office functions.

Horizontech Inc., a global technology services company that’s been headquartered in Danville since 2007, helps companies or... Read more »

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Posted on: February 13, 2012

A River District renaissance

The city of Danville and Danville Regional Foundation are working together to bring about a renaissance of Danville’s River District — an area spanning from Ridge Street to Riverside Drive and Poplar Street to the Carrington... Read more »

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Posted on: February 13, 2012

Supercomputing buzzing in Danville

Danvillian Phillip Hayes Jr. loved deconstructing and toying with his computer as a kid.

After earning a master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University, he never expected to find a job in his chosen career... Read more »

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Posted on: February 10, 2012

Danville tobacco company partners with Institute

JTI Leaf Services in Danville partnered with the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research for needed laboratory services to ensure quality tobacco blends.

Since the announcement of the joint venture company in 2009,... Read more »

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Posted on: February 10, 2012

Startup, store may come to Danville downtown

Board members of the Industrial Development Authority of Danville on Thursday approved financial help to renovate space downtown so a small startup technology-based company could lease it.

The space in the top floor of... Read more »

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Posted on: February 10, 2012

Danville-designed battery passes go-kart test

On Thursday, LiFeBatt USA in Danville tested a prototype battery pack on an electric go-kart inside Dan River Grand Prix on Riverside Drive.

LiFeBatt CEO Don Harmon and Chief Operating Officer Michelle Robinson seized the... Read more »

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Posted on: February 9, 2012

Danville college focuses on training students to get jobs

Danville Community College has taken an aggressive role in training Southside’s workforce.

The college even has a whole facility — RCATT — dedicated to training to assist with economic development.

Each year DCC... Read more »

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Posted on: February 6, 2012

A New Economic Outlook Report is Now Available!

In this document, you will find key pieces of data that will give you a clear view of the city of Danville’s economic condition.

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Posted on: February 6, 2012

Southside cooperative expands to attract money, jobs

High-tech companies wouldn’t want to come to the region without access to broadband to send large amounts of data quickly.

Twelve years ago, Southside leaders foresaw the need for the rural region to be able to compete... Read more »

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Posted on: February 6, 2012

New office space available in the River District

The River District is now home to 7,056 square feet of new office space. Our Common Ground LLC, a company owned by Danvillian Barry Koplen and former Danvillian Sarah Lee Michaels, has purchased and renovated the former... Read more »

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