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Posted on: July 15, 2015

Team effort leads to saving historic River District building

Winston-Salem, N.C.- based development firm, Rehab Development Inc., and Washington, D.C.- based firm, Level 2 Development, today announced plans to acquire 549 High St. for redevelopment.

Under the joint name, River... Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

Danville Regional Foundation invests $10 million in River District

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

The sounds of drills and saws whirred and echoed against the tall streetscape of mostly empty buildings along Danville’s River District on Main Street on Tuesday... Read on...

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

Lunch to feature Virginia’s Secretary of Commerce and Trade

Maurice Jones, Virginia’s Secretary of Commerce and Trade, will speak at a lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. June 1 at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (150 Slayton Ave, Danville).
The event, which is sponsored by... Read on...

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

Photographer brings studio to River District

Bobby Carlsen Photography announced this week its plans to locate to the Atrium Building at 312 Main St. in the River District.

Carlsen, an international award-winning photographer, has served the Southern Virginia and... Read on...

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

Reimagine That: Brand emulates progressive, upward movement

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

Danville’s River District has existed for more than 200 years. In the intervening years, the area’s identity has gone from the simple origins of the town of... Read on...

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

It all started with the river

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

In the 18th century, the Dan River was the heartbeat of what was to become Danville.

In his book, “Pittsylvania County: A Brief History,” Larry Aaron included... Read on...

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

Step by step, Danville’s downtown transforms

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

The evolution of an almost-forgotten downtown Danville to a vital center of activity isn’t going to happen overnight, city leaders were warned when they... Read on...

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

Consultant shares vision for Danville area

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

The Danville Regional Foundation hosted economic consultant and strategist Ted Abernathy on Tuesday to share his vision of what’s waiting around the economic... Read on...

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

For downtown Danville, a roller coaster ride

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

In the early years of the 1900s, Danville’s downtown flourished, and locals who have spent their lives here often talk about childhoods that included trips... Read on...

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

River District Association debuts new name, logo

On Friday, members of the River District Association, formerly the Downtown Danville Association, joined the City of Danville in celebrating the revitalization of the downtown area.

During the celebration, the city... Read on...

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

River District attracting new developers

Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 7:15 pm
BY DENICE THIBODEAU dthibodeau@registerbee.com
(434) 791-7985

Danville’s renovation of its River District has seen a lot of successes — new apartments are attracting new... Read on...

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

Danville celebrates Supply Resources opening in historic building

Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 7:09 pm

City of Danville

Calling local businessman Rick Barker a “pioneer” in restoration and development in the River District, Mayor Sherman Saunders joined more than 70 citizens... Read on...

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Posted on: January 27, 2015

Essel Propack launches scholarship

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

Danville’s Essel Propack has established a $5,000 scholarship fund for Danville and Pittsylvania County area high school seniors. The local packaging... Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

Danville water system nationally recognized for second straight year

Posted: Jan 02, 2015 4:29 PM EST

Danville, VA - The Office of Drinking Water announces that the city of Danville water system has received a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and... Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

Danville Unemployment Rate Drops For Third Consecutive Month

Posted: Dec 31, 2014 3:57 PM EST
By Tola Adamson

Danville, VA - There's some great news for folks on the Southside. For the third consecutive month, the unemployment rate in Danville is going down.It was at 8.3... Read on...

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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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