Here are some of the top headlines around Southwest and Southside:

A German sink manufacturer plans to add a facility in Henry County that will create 355 jobs. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Pittsylvania County eyes limiting solar development — Danville Register & Bee

Bedford County hires new economic development director — Lynchburg News & Advance.

More students taking classes through Virtual Virginia — Lynchburg News & Advance.

More money sought to handle Afghan evacuees at For Pickett — Blackstone Courier-Record

Rep. Morgan Griffith predicts Congress will pass legislation expanding hemp, CBD markets — Bristol Herald-Courier.

Pittsylvania-Danville Chamber endorses 1% sales tax for schools. — Chatham Star-Tribune.

Augusta County risks legal action for failure to pass transgender policy. — Staunton News Leader.

American Shakespeare Center in Staunton cancels fall season. — No news coverage yet but statement on ASC website.