[Gwaltney-Profile]

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[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Gwaltney/Danville City Manager; :18]
[SUPER=@Surae1; 1:49]
[SUPER=01-Rubie Archie/Danville Mayor; 1:56]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]

(( It's meeting after meeting. That's how Jerry Gwaltney, Danville's new city manager, spends his days. He's got big plans for the city. But his work's cut out for him.
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((JERRY GWALTNEY/DANVILLE CITY MANAGER: KEY ISSUES AGAIN ARE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION AND FINANCES. THEY'VE BEEN CHALLENGES BUT THEY ARE DOABLE CHALLENGES. AND I THINK THEY ARE FALLING I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE WITH WHERE WE ARE HEADING RIGHT NOW.))
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That's no surprise. He's been in tough places before... helping many other cities throughout southeastern America.
He's spent time as city manager in Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina as well as Virginia. He's a native of the Commonwealth.... and married, with 3 daughters. He grew up in Portsmouth and says he wanted to return to his home state.

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((JERRY GWALTNEY/CITY MANAGER: WE CAME BACK BECAUSE OF FAMILY REASONS WE WERE BOTH RAISED IN VIRGINIA. DANVILLE JUST FIT THAT BILL. WE GOT A TREMENDOUS CHALLENGE AND A GOOD FAMILY OPPORTUNITY HERE. I THINK I'M MOST PLEASED WITH THE RECEPTIVITY OF PEOPLE THE BETTERMENT OF DANVILLE.))
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Improving Danville is his goal and right now. His number one challenge is bringing jobs to Danville. In his first major move as city manager, he recently brought Danville's development council under his direct leadership. It's an organization that recruits businesses to the area.
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((JERRY GWALTNEY/DANVILLE CITY MANAGER: AND IF WE'RE TO BE SUCCESSFUL WE'RE GOING TO HAVE DEVELOP A UNIFIED APPROACH ALSO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH A WORLDWIDE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND THAT'S WHERE DANVILLE CAN MAKE SOME HEADWAY.))
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That direction means bringing new industry and job opportunities to Danville.
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((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: GWALTNEY ENVISIONS A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR DANVILLE AND HIS CO-WORKERS SAY HE CAN HELP MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN.))
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((RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR: IT SEEMED THAT BEFORE HE CAME HERE WE WERE AT A STANDSTILL BUT NOW I THINK WE ARE ON THE MOVE AND NOW COUNCIL IS SUPPORTING EACH OTHER AND WE WANT TO MAKE PROGRESS ECONOMICALLY))
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Not only that but, people just seem to like the guy.
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((RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR:I THINK DANVILLE IS GREAT WITH HIM I'M JUST SORRY WE DIDN'T DISCOVER HIM EARLIER.))
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The man who wants to improve the city is hard at work. And when he announces that more jobs are coming to Danville, he'll probably let us know, in a meeting. Surae Chinn, News 7, Danville.))

[Sports-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports extra #2]
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This time of year many of you start reliving your glory days.
The ball diamonds are packed with little leaguers and there was a time you were there too, glove hand, ready to play hardball.
You can do it again.
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It's time to tryout for the adult baseball league. The 20 game season starts at the end of the month and if you're game there are spots on the rosters of the 18 and over and 30 over teams.
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And these guys will admit it's a chance to reconnect with their youth.
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[anchor=Denise]
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The eight year old league now has 15 teams. If you'd like to play call 540-343-8627. That's 343-8627.