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

Republicans say top focus in new House of Delegates will be rolling back retirement of coal plants. — Virginia Mercury.

Danville Democratic chairman blasts McAuliffe campaign, says worst campaign he’d ever seen. — Danville Register & Bee.

Bedford County school board seat in doubt because there are so many write-in votes to be counted. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Campbell County farmer to give away 100,000 cannabis seeds on Nov. 13. — The Roanoke Times.

Henry County parents complain about mask mandates in schools. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Some BWXT employees protest vaccine mandate. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

United Way of Southwest Virginia steps up funding for Hurley flood victims after FEMA denies assistance. — WDBJ-TV and WCYB-TV.

$240,00 flows to Danville project that trains entrepreneurs. — Danville Register & Bee.

Pennsylvania-based Ridge View Bank opens in Roanoke, plans more locations. — The Roanoke Times.

Judge orders Bristol Compressors to pay former employees $1.3 million. — Bristol Herald Courier and WCYB-TV and WJHL-TV.

Liberty University takes steps to approve independent audit of sexual assault cases, student and alumni groups say. — WSET-TV.

Liberty University invited to join Conference USA for sports. — Lynchburg News & Advance.