Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:

Covid cases continue to surge in Southwest Virginia. — WJHL-TV.

Facing possible $20,000 pricetag, Pittsylvania County withdraws request for recount in school tax referendum decided by 23 votes. — Danville Register & Bee.

Petersburg has state’s highest unemployment rate; Martinsville second. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Michigan company acquires Ace Steel, Roanoke steel distributor. — Virginia Business.

Roanoke City Council votes to ban camping on sidewalks. — WDBJ-TV and WSLS-TV

Danville releases three ideas for Main Street Plaza building. — WSET-TV.

David Woodward of Tazewell County named president of Virginia School Board Association. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph