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

Roanoke College Poll shows governor’s race a dead heat. — The Roanoke Times.

SCC approves Appalachian rate increase on an interim basis. — The Roanoke Times.

Danville and Pittsylvania County voters will vote on whether to raise taxes for schools. — Danville Register & Bee.

Authorities warn don’t let your guard down about COVID-19. — Danville Register & Bee.

Community foundation in Bristol formed to promote economic growth and community development. — WCYB-TV.

Appomattox supervisors reject permit for cannabis education event at vineyard. — Appomattox Times-Virginian.

Montgomery County supervisors pass school voucher request on party-line vote. — The Roanoke Times.

Construction nearly done on Chessie Nature Trail in Lexington and Rockbridge County. — WSLS-TV and WDBJ-TV.

Emory & Henry College kicks off renovation of business school. — WCYB-TV.

Two historical markers, recognizing civil rights leader and a Black church, are dedicated in Bristol. — Bristol Herald-Courier.

County singer Morgan Wallen, controversial for use of racial slur, performs at Bristol Motor Speedway. — WJHL-TV.