Here are some of the top headlines around Southwest and Southside (and maybe a little beyond in the case that Taylor Swift story):

Taylor Swift fans don’t think much of Glenn Youngkin. It has to do with a business deal when he was with The Carlyle Group. — The Verge.

Governor Northam helps break ground on $300 million project to widen 7.4 miles of U.S. 58 over Lovers Leap in Patrick County; goal is to provide continuous four-lane road between Virginia Beach and I-77. — Galax Gazette.

Grant to expand health care training at Patrick & Henry Community College. — Martinsville Bulletin.

At $45,330, Danville now has highest starting pay for police officers in the region. — Danville Register & Bee.

Carroll County deputy succumbs to COVID-19. — Galax Gazette.

Virus deaths increase in parts of Southside. — Farmville Herald.

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