Here’s a round-up of headlines from around Southwest and Southside (and beyond):

Facebook partners with Grayson County on broadband, which will help the county build out high-speed internet in two years rather than 10. — The Galax Gazette.

Speaking of which . . . Rural counties with broadband showed faster population growth in the 2020 census than counties without. — The Daily Yonder.

Roanoke College President Michael Maxey will retire. — The Roanoke Times.

Franklin County school board member under fire for comments about white supremacy. — Smith Mountain Eagle.