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All About Danville Podcast: Lisa Meriwether Tourism Division Director

Danville, Virginia…a tourist Mecca? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think.

In late 2021, the city of Danville created a new Tourism Division to anticipate an influx of visitor’s from the Caesars Virginia casino, and other projects. They hired Lisa Meriwether as Director.

Since then, Lisa has been busy building up a new division from the ground up. She has been tireless in creating a “brand” to sell this region to visitors, and a lot of the legwork will be done by people like you and me!

Listen as Hampton and Chuck talk with Lisa about the unlimited possibilities the Danville area has on the very near horizon!

As Lisa likes to say, “Company’s coming! Get ready!”

You can find and subscribe to the All About Danville Youtube channel here.

Event: Family Literacy Night At The IARL In Danville, Virginia

Family Literacy Night is going to be held at the Advanced Institute For Research and Learning in Danville, Virginia this Thursday (March 2,2023). The event starts at 4:00 PM and will run to 7:00 PM. Anyone can attend. This event is open to the public. From the Facebook Event page description of it:

“Dan River Year AmeriCorps, Danville Project Literacy, AmeriCorps, and REACH AmeriCorps present Family Literacy Night on Thursday, March 2, to coincide with Dr. Seuss’s birthday and National Read Across America Day! This event will feature 29 stations where students can complete a hands-on activity based on a book.”

“In addition to activities, 300 books will be given to the children who attend. Dollar and Scotter, mascots from URW Community FCU and Danville Otterbots, will be present to meet and pose for photos. URW Credit Union will also give away the book Just Saving My Money. And finally, Storytime from Rachel Timm of the Pittsylvania County Public Library will take place at 6:00 p.m.!”

For more info click here.

All About Danville Podcast Episode Two Released Spotlight On Economic Growth and Developments In Community With Guest Telly Tucker of IALR

Here is the second podcast from All About Danville!

Their guest this week is Telly Tucker, President of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville.

In the course of 20 years the Institute has moved from theory to reality. They have played a major role as a catalyst for some of the biggest economic and scientific advances that are redefining the Danville region. And they’re just getting started!

Telly talks with Hampton and Chuck about the Institute’s recent big announcements, and forecasts a bright, high-tech future!


You can find and subscribe to the All About Danville Youtube channel here.

Rail crossing work begins Monday in Danville, Virginia

Beginning on Monday, Feb. 27, Norfolk Southern will be closing at-grade road crossings for rail maintenance work along its main track through Danville. The work will continue through the end of the week.

Road crossings will be closed for one to three hours while Norfolk Southern lays rail through the crossing.

Crews will begin at the Clearview Drive crossing. Norfolk Southern will set up a detour for Clearview Drive in the Pinetag neighborhood at the emergency access road off Oak Creek Drive onto Corning Drive.

Once work is completed at Clearview Drive, the crew will move to other crossings. Here is a list of the main railroad crossings scheduled for maintenance (also see attached map) :

  1. Clearview Drive
  2. Private (golf course)
  3. Hunter Street
  4. S. Edgewood Drive
  5. N. Edgewood Drive
  6. Stokesland Avenue
  7. Wooding Avenue
  8. Holbrook Street
  9. Jefferson Street
  10. Monument Street
  11. Lynn Street
  12. Halifax Road
  13. Private (off E. Franklin Turnpike)

Motorists should obey the flashing red lights and gates at the railroad tracks and select an alternate route when the crossing is closed.

Additional closures will be required by Norfolk Southern at a future date, tentatively scheduled for April to complete the rail replacement work. Additional notification will be provided at that time.


Craghead Street to be closed at Wilson Street In Danville, Virginia

Craghead Street will be closed to through traffic at Wilson Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, and Tuesday, Feb. 21, to allow for installation of a new water line, weather permitting.

Traffic will be detoured onto Loyal and Newton streets to Lynn Street (see map).

Motorists are urged to slow down and be alert to the altered traffic pattern, allow more time to reach their destination, or consider an alternate route.


Real Estate Agent Gives Tour Of Cross Creek Development In Danville, Virginia ( $300,000 to $400,000 New Construction)

So are you’re thinking about moving to Danville Virginia and looking for new construction homes? Then you may want to examine the Cross Creek subdivision in northern Danville Virginia. Located on the north side of Danville Virginia off of Franklin Turnpike and Iris Lane, you will find the Cross Creek subdivision in this video. Watch and we will talk a walk through the neighborhood, look at the available floor plans, talk about the home prices and share the standard features and options available for each floor plan. Home prices in the Cross Creek subdivision range between $300,000 and $400,000 in Cross Creek.

You can contact David Totten via email at

Police Seeking Identities of Robbery Suspects from Wednesday Night Robbery In Danville, Virginia

The Danville Police Department is seeking the identities of two suspects from a convenience store robbery that occurred Wednesday evening, Feb. 15.

Around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, the Sunrise convenience store in the 500 block of Memorial Drive reported two black males entered the store.

One of the males, described as six feet tall in a gray jacket was masked and armed with a machete. The other male, described as five foot, six inches tall wearing a multicolored jacket, was armed with a handgun and demanded the cashier open the register.

Both men left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. They were last seen leaving the store on foot.

No one was injured during the incident.

Anyone who has information is asked to please contact the Danville Police Department through any platform, including patrol at 434-799-6510, investigations at 434-799-6508, calling 911, contacting Crime Stoppers at 434-793-0000, approach any officer you see, through social media, via email, or use our crime tips app CARE at

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Danville Police Department Seeking Public Comment for CALEA Accreditation

The Danville Police Department is participating in its first year of review after being awarded CALEA Accreditation in March 2022. CALEA, Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, will be collecting public comment on the department through April 21.

The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency’s compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.

IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body and subsequently the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes.  Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgement to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.

To submit a comment about the Danville Police Department, click here.