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

Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund with a reputation for buying newspapers and cutting journalists, has made an offer to buy Lee Enterprises. Lee owns the daily newspapers in Bristol, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Danville, Fredericksburg, Martinsville, Richmond and Roanoke, along with many weeklies, especially in Southwest Virginia. Alden already owns the dailies in Norfolk and Newport News which means, if successful, it would own the vast majority of daily newspapers in Virginia. — Virginia Business, The Washington Post, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Nieman Lab.

Cannabis-related businesses set to grow in Lynchburg area. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Covid cases rising again in Danville area. — Danville Register & Bee.

Bedford County schools cancel five bus routes due to driver shortage. — WSET-TV.

Roanoke coffee shop wins award from Garden & Gun magazine. — The Roanoke Times.

Builder files suit against Christiansburg over road project. — The Roanoke Times.

Election calendar lawsuit at standstill. — Virginia Mercury.