Here are some of the top headlines around Southwest and Southside:
Hundreds of people line up to get free cannabis seeds in Roanoke. — WSLS-TV
Politicians make push for casino in Petersburg. – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Coal mines rebound to supply metallurgical coal for steel-making. — Virginia Mercury
Rep. Bob Good, R-Campbell County, repeats off-base infrastructure claim. — Politifact
Downtown Lynchburg one step closer to being construction-free. — Lynchburg News & Advance.
Virginia Breeze bus service opens from Bristol to Washington, with stops in Wytheville, Radford, Christiansburg, Salem, Harrisonburg and Dulles airport. — WCYB-TV
New state forest in Charlotte County dedicated. — The Charlotte Gazette
Bedford will get Amtrak stop. — The Bedford Bulletin.
Q&A with Del.-elect Jason Ballard. — The Roanoke Times.
New overlook on Back of the Dragon trail taking shape. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Washington County seeks letters of intent to move Confederate monuments. — Bristol Herald Courier
Lynchburg city manager reflects on first 90 days. — Lynchburg News & Advance.
Christiansburg Institute and Museum opens to the public. — WDBJ-TV.
Nelson County supervisors reject cigarette tax, withdraw from regional board. — Lynchburg News & Advance.