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

Gov. Ralph Northam helps break ground on Tyson Foods facility in Pittsylvania County that will employ almost 400. — The Danville Register & Bee.

Medical glove manufacturer that will create nearly 2,500 jobs in Wythe County casting wide net for employees. — The Bland County Messenger.

Franklin County schools to go virtual Friday due to staffing issues. — Franklin News-Post.

Franklin County School Board races defined by debate over mask mandates. — Franklin News -Post.

Lynchburg launches new branding campaign designed to instill pride, help people believe they belong. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

365 acres at Smith Mountain Lake heading to auction. — Laker Weekly.

Pricetag for Amherst County High addition goes from $12 million to $19 million. — Amherst New Era-Progress.

More than 300 show up to plead for small elementary school in Halifax County to stay open. — South Boston News and Record.

Martinsville’s process of reverting to town status is “confusing.” — Martinsville Bulletin.

Deschutes to close tasting room in Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times.

Mary Baldwin University grad gives school $12.5 million. — Virginia Business.

Highland Inn completes outside renovation. — The Recorder.