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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.


City of Danville launches new real estate sales dashboard

The City of Danville’s Information Technology Department has launched a new real estate dashboard that shows valid residential sales in the city over a rolling three-year period.

The Sales Analysis Dashboard was developed in conjunction with the Finance Department’s real estate division.

“The ArcGIS dashboards enable us to convey information by presenting location-based analytics using intuitive and interactive data on a single screen,” said Scott Longerbeam, geographic information systems (GIS) coordinator for the Information Technology Department. “These dashboards are used to help make decisions, visualize trends, monitor status in real time, and inform our community.”

The Sales Analysis Dashboard displays the following information:

  • Total sales amount.
  • Average sale price.
  • Total number of sales.

“This sales data can further be filtered by predetermined areas, such as the northern or southern parts of the city, or by the tax grids, with the values directly reflecting the areas chosen,” Longerbeam said.

Users can select multiple tax grid areas at once, filter the selection by price or by date, as well as select via a user defined rectangle, circle, or custom polygon area.

“Users can also click on individual sale points to access a pop-up containing some basic information about the parcel, a picture of the house, and a direct link to our Parcel Viewer application for a more in-depth look,” he added.

The GIS division of the Department of Information Technology oversees the Parcel Viewer application, as well as the use and development of other location-based information systems.