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

McAuliffe and Youngkin make final appeals in campaign stops across region. — WSET-TV and WCYB-TV.

Contested races may draw 60% turnout in Pittsylvania County. — Danville Register & Bee.

Ballad Health reports fewer hospitalizations due to covid. — WJHL-TV.

Southwest Virginia case rate for covid drops but death toll rises. — WJHL-TV.

Hampden-Sydney receives three donations totalling $12.5 million — Virginia Business.

Subsidiary of Lynchburg-based BMX wins $21 billion Department of Energy contract. — Virginia Business.

Effort underway to save historic train whistle in Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times.

Bath County Planning Commission discusses regulating short-term rentals, such as Airbnb. — The Recorder.

New food truck and retail space planned for Timberlake Road in Lynchburg. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Martinsville Speedway plans year-long celebration of track’s 75th anniversary. — Martinsville Bulletin