Here are some of the top headlines around Southwest and Southside:
Covid cases up 41% in Southwest Virginia in the past week. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Radford University aims to hire new president by year’s end. — The Roanoke Times.
Economic growth eats up room in Dan River region industrial parks. — Danville Register & Bee.
Earthquake recorded south of Abingdon, near South Holston Lake. — WCYB-TV and WJHL-TV.
Cameo Theatre reopens in downtown Bristol. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Abingdon Farmers Market to expand. — Bristol Herald Courier.
The Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation has turned over the operation of the Community Dental Clinic to the Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness — Martinsville Bulletin.
New restaurant, bar coming to Pocahontas, will target ATV riders. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph.
Amherst educators ask supervisors to support new auditorium, other upgrades. — Lynchburg News & Advance.
Former Roanoke judge accused of paying hush money to ex-client over sexual relationship; faces state bar inquiry. — The Roanoke Times.
Roanoke County man’s ‘crude’ yard display isn’t criminal, judge rules. — The Roanoke Times.
Inmate killed in apparent attack by fellow inmate at Wallens Ridge in Wise County. — Richmond Times-Dispatch, WCYB-TV and WJHL-TV.
Virginia Supreme Court names two redistricting special masters. — Virginia Mercury.
Conservatives turn on Youngkin over LGBT staffer and declaration he won’t try to overturn local vaccine mandates. — The Daily Beast.