Here are some of the top headlines around Southwest and Southside:
College enrollment in Virginia hasn’t changed since the pandemic, but there are fewer low-income students. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Bond rating agency upgrades Sweet Briar College’s bond rating. — Lynchburg News & Advance.
Rail stop in Bedford moves closer following study. — Lynchburg News & Advance.
Group seeks to raise $500,00 to repair Hurley flood damage. — WJHL-TV.
West Piedmont Health District marks 400th death due to COVID-19. — Martinsville Bulletin.
Ballad Health CEO speaks to Congress about health care worker shortage. — WCYB-TV.
How Liberty University discourages and dismisses students’ reports of sexual assault. — Pro Publica.
Ex-Liberty spokesman says he was fired for raising concerns about how sexual misconduct allegations were handled. — The Associated Press.
Liberty president responds, says “Liberty Way” shouldn’t be used to cover up sexual misconduct. — WSET-TV.