Gold embedded in quartz from the Buckingham Vein. Courtesy of Aston Bay.

Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:


Threats to kill public officials lead to Roanoke County’s first ‘red flag’ gun case. — The Roanoke Times.

Online public comment portal for hemp task force open until Friday. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.


State officials say there is money for housing rehab in Martinsville. — Martinsville Bulletin.

New economic development director named in Dickenson County. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Lynchburg-based company to build biochar production facility in Sussex County. — Virginia Business.

Buckingham County residents warn of impacts of gold mining. — The Farmville Herald. Why is there gold in Southside? See this background story.

Henry County launches broadband survey. — WDBJ-TV.

Danville’s White Mill project edges closer to construction starts. — WSLS-TV.


Franklin County will have six more resource officers. — The Roanoke Times.

Central Virginia Community College names executive director for institutional advancement. — (Lynchburg) News and Advance.

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Health care:

President of Sovah Health-Danville to retire at year’s end. — Danville Register and Bee and WSET-TV.

Covid hospitalizations drop in Halifax but cases still high. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.

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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears to headline Go Fest in Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times.