Flood damage in the Pilgrim's Knob section of Buchanan County. Photo by Lakin Keene.

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


Infrastructure issues rile Botetourt County School Board. — The Roanoke Times.

Hearing set for Tuesday on large-scale solar project in Halifax County; 841 acres of panels on 1,533 acres. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian and South Boston News & Record. (See this background story on the growth of solar across Southside: “Is Virginia at a solar crossroads?”.)

Residents question Cumberland County park plan that’s partially funded by controversial landfill. — Farmville Herald.

Group asks for history of Black community of Almagro in Danville be preserved. — WDBJ-TV and Danville Register and Bee and WSET-TV.

Town of Blacksburg launches affordable housing fund. — WDBJ-TV.


Iconic downtown Marion building demolished after car crashes into it. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Rehabilitation of historic South Boston hotel to start in two months. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian


Food City raises more than $153,000 for Buchanan County flood relief. — WCYB-TV. (For background on the Buchanan County flood, including how to donate, see our previous coverage.)


78 acres on Poor Mountain south of Roanoke to remain undeveloped. — The Roanoke Times and WSET-TV.