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:


Council candidate in Rocky Mount files assault charge against assistant town manager. — The Roanoke Times.

Landfill lawsuit legal bills top $1.2 million. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Three new I-81 projects in Southwest Virginia get underway. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Blacksburg looking at “high density” student housing amendment. — The Roanoke Times.

Virginia to add electric vehicle charging stations along I-81 and I-77. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Halifax Town Council to take up comprehensive plan vote that includes solar farm provision. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.

Draft report by state workgroup says gold mine would pose “serious threat” to Buckingham County. — The Farmville Herald. (For back story on why there’s gold in Buckingham County, see our previous story “Below the James, under the earth.”)


Senior vice president retires from BWXT in Lynchburg. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Auto parts manufacturer in Botetourt County achieves “zero waste” status. — WDBJ-TV.

Health care:

Covid cases decline but could reverse. — Danville Register and Bee.


FloydFest attempts to address residents’ concerns about new site. — The Roanoke Times.

Restored rock road sign in Halifax County dates back to time of George Washington. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.