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:


Montgomery County schools continue to talk collective bargaining. — The Roanoke Times.

Botetourt County deputy prospectur builds national reputation as animal rights advocate. — The Roanoke Times.

What Roanoke city council candidates say about taxes, governance. — The Roanoke Times.

Buckingham County can ban gold mining, officials say. — The Farmville Herald. (Why is there gold in Buckingham County? See this background story: “Below the James, under the earth.”)

Town of Wise bans hunting with firearms within town limits. — The Coalfield Progress.


Farmville Downtown Partnership adds director. — The Farmville Herald.

Bristol Casino head named finalist for Global Gaming Award. — Bristol Now.


Bedford schools use new method to deal with student mental and behavioral health. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

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Statue to Tuskegee Airman unveiled at Lynchburg airport. — WSET-TV.

Highway in Dickenson County dedicated to World War II hero. — WCYB-TV.

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