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

Rep. Bob Good, R-Campbell County, told students at Rappahannock County High School to ignore school rules on wearing masks. He refused to wear one so school moved his appearance outside. — The Rappahannock News.

Commission recommends Martinsville revert to town status in 2023. — The Martinsville Bulletin.

Danville looks to restructure its enterprise zone. — Danville Register & Bee.

State Sen. David Suetterlein, R-Roanoke County, slams Dominion Energy for donations to PAC supporting Terry McAuliffe by attacking Glenn Youngkin from the right. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Del. Sam Rasoul, D-Roanoke, faces opposition for first time since 2014. — The Roanoke Times.

Christiansburg mayor’s race: Stay the course or change? — The Roanoke Times.

Q&A with two candidates for Blacksburg mayor. — The Roanoke Times.

Montgomery County supervisors face more calls to back off school voucher push. — The Roanoke Times.

Former Fieldale High School in Henry County to be converted to apartments. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Abingdon hires new director of community development. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Youth sports rebound from pandemic. — Bristol Herald Courier.

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