Here are some of the top stories around Southwest and Southside:
Facebook doesn’t respond to Mountain Valley Pipeline’s attempt to unmask anonymous critics. — The Roanoke Times
Smith Mountain Lake development stalled due to private roads. — Laker Weekly.
Pittsylvania County mourns death of “rising star” employee who had COVID-19. — Danville Register & Bee.
Homeless camps crop up in downtown Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times.
Pulaski’s downtown sees new growth. — WDBJ-TV
Contest between Del. Chris Hurst, D-Montgomery County, and Republican challenger is high-dollar campaign. — The Roanoke Times.
Del. Terry Austin, R-Botetourt County, faces two challengers. — The Roanoke Times.
Trump loyalist and military veteran square off in New River Valley for seat that Del. Nick Rush, R-Montgomery County, is retiring from. — The Roanoke Times
Central Virginia Planning District executive director retires. — Lynchburg News & Advance.
Waynesboro shopping center plagued by nuisance visitors, including drug deals and prostitution. — Waynesboro News-Virginian.
Virginia Tech fans chant “Fire Fuente” as Hokies lose in final seconds. — The Roanoke Times.
Nursing homes face staffing crisis due to low pay, benefits and Medicare reimbursement. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.