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

McAuliffe’s “rural problem” was actually an “everywhere problem.” A look at the turnout data. — The Daily Yonder.

Pittsylvania County officials will likely seek recount of sales tax referendum that fell short by 23 votes. — Danville Register & Bee.

State Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg, calls report on Virginia Employment Commission “inexcusable.” — WSET-TV.

State Sen. Todd Pillion, R-Washington County, to chair authority that oversees opioid settlement funds. — WCYB-TV.

Rep. Bob Good, R-Campbell County, blasts infrastructure bill. — WSET-TV.

Metal fabricating company in Buchanan County adds 22 jobs — WJHL-TV.

Martinsville records second-highest unemployment rate in Virginia. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Salem City Council approves funding for greenway extension. — The Roanoke Times.

Bedford County officials discuss possible agriculture infrastructure grant. — Lynchburg News & Advance

Downtown YMCA to undergo major renovation. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Beth Doughty, retired economic developer in Roanoke, to become interim head of Danville chamber. — Danville Register & Bee and Chatham Star-Tribune.

Martinsville school board tables proposed covid testing for athletes. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Virginia Breeze bus carrier opens new route from Bristol to Washington. — Bristol Herald Courier.