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

Bedford County considers changes that would fast-track cell towers and broadband. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Covid deaths remain high in Southwest Virginia. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Death toll from virus hits 100 in Halifax County. — South Boston News & Record.

State Sen. Bill Stanley’s law firm to represent Loudoun County family who say daughter was sexually assaulted in school bathroom by boy claiming to be gender fluid. — Smith Mountain Eagle.

Local governments in Dan River region still having trouble finding workers. — Danville Register & Bee.

Speakers voice support for small schools. — South Boston News & Record.

Danville will market two closed elementary schools. – Chatham Star-Tribune.

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College board to recommend new name on Monday. — Lexington News-Gazette.

New Bank of the James president named. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Roanoke’s minor league hockey team set to resume play after year’s absence. — The Roanoke Times.

Carroll County farmer promotes mushroom farming. — Carroll County News.

Pumpkins from Lee County decorate governor’s mansion. — Powell Valley News.