Here are round-up of headlines from around Southwest and Southside:

The Afghan refugees being temporarily housed at Fort Pickett have provoked a cultural divide in the nearby town of Blackstone. — The Washington Post.

Sovah-Health Danville has lost 40% of its nurses since the start of the year. — Danville Register and Bee.

At least one death linked to Danville preschool facility. — Danville Register and Bee.

Some fans at Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Pittsylvania County have come down with covid. — Danville Register and Bee.

Virus cases plummet after mask mandates. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Prince Edward County supervisors vote to fund broadband project. — The Farmville Herald.

Virginia Tech computer policy could violate students’ free speech rights, judge rules. — The Roanoke Times.

Why Democrats should be worried about Virginia’s governor’s race. — CNN