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

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Mark Warner urge Department of Education to investigate Liberty University over sexual assaults. — Lynchburg News & Advance, WSLS-TV

State economic development chief Stephen Moret leaving for another job. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Lynchburg City Council seeks charter change to allow odd-year elections. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Liberty University pledges $200,000 to local scholarship program. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Virginia Highlands Community College breaks ground on advanced technology and workforce development center. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Pittsylvania County planning commission approves solar project. — Chatham Star-Tribune.

Governor’s rural prosperity summit held in Farmville. — Farmville Herald.

Roanoke County leaders talk success, plans in annual State of the County address. — The Roanoke Times.

Martinsville City Council approves ordinance for reversion to town status on second reading. — The Martinsville Bulletin.

Decisions loom on school construction and consolidation in Halifax County. — South Boston News & Record.

South Boston Town Council backs new high school for Halifax County. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian

Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association honors workers in Danville. — Danville Register & Bee.

Southwest Virginia covid rate remains flat. — WJHL-TV.

Altavista appoints new town manager. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Historical society in Washington County supports moving two Civil War statues. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Opera on the James in Lynchburg prepares to reopen. — Lynchburg News & Advance and WSET-TV.