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

Volvo now producing electric trucks at Pulaski County plant. — The Southwest Times.

Volvo partners with Pulaski County schools for STEM education. — The Southwest Times.

Democrat drops out of race against Del. Joe McNamara, R-Roanoke County. — The Roanoke Times.

Martinsville School Board to release statement after recommendation on city reverting to town status comes out. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Danville non-profit trying to “build social capital” closes office, moves to all-volunteer operation. — Danville Register & Bee.

Marion reconsiders tough requirements that discourage tattoo shops. — Smyth County News & Messenger.