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