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

Covid hospitalization spike in Southwest Virginia is worrisome, health official says. — WJHL-TV.

Covid hospitalizations up again in Virginia. — WDBJ-TV.

Registration opens for River District Association Dream Launch Bootcamp in Danville. — Chatham Star-Tribune.

Proposal to convert former Fieldale High School in Henry County into apartments advances. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Large crowd turns out in Halifax County to plead for saving small elementary school. — South Boston News and Record.

Lynchburg-based BMX reports lower third-quarter profit but still within range. — Lynchburg News & Advance.