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

Big Stone Gap police officer killed in line of duty; suspect arrested. — Bristol Herald-Courier, WJHL-TV, WCYB-TV

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.