Here are some of the top headlines from around Southwest and Southside (and beyond):

A new poll by the University of Mary Washington shows Republican Glenn Youngkin holds a slight lead over Democrat Terry McAuliffe among likely voters. So far, it’s an outlier. — The Hill

Roanoke County Board of Supervisors says judge has no authority over Confederate monument outside courthouse. Previously, Circuit Court Judge Charles Dorsey had ordered that either the monument must move or the courthouse should move. — The Roanoke Times.

Speakers at Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors meeting blast masks as “tyranny.” — The Danville Register and Bee.

Ballad Health System says covid-related deaths rising in Southwest Virginia. — The Bristol Herald Courier.