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

Rural surge carried Glenn Youngkin to victory. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Central Virginia voters help fuel record turnout. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Vote count correction changes results in Christiansburg town council election. — The Roanoke Times.

Final results: Pittsylvania County sales tax question failed by 23 votes. — Danville Register & Bee.

Parties recommend six candidates to Virginia Supreme Court as “special masters” for redistricting. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Vinton renovates and revamps. — The Roanoke Times.

Randolph College’s new curriculum off to smooth start. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Martinsville city council approves reversion ordinance on first reading. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Danville restaurants still having trouble finding workers. — Danville Register & Bee.

Rep. Bob Good, R-Campbell County, asks Gov.-elect Youngkin to fight vaccine mandates. — WSET-TV.

Covid case levels in Dan River Region fall to what they were a year ago. — Danville Register & Bee.

Two-time national flatpicking champion from Radford loses leg due to covid. — The Roanoke Times.

Abingdon places first in USA Today’s Best Small Town Food Scene contest. — USA Today.