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

Going against state law, Danville council fails to move local elections from May to November. — Danville Register & Bee.

Contractor for Danville casino to be selected by next month. — Danville Register & Bee.

Power transformer moved off future site for casino. — Danville Register & Bee.

Mecklenburg County planners back more stringent rules on solar farms that some say could shut down solar development. — The Mecklenburg Sun.

Halifax supervisors vote to borrow $135 million for school construction. — South Boston News & Record.

Danville City Council approves 1% sales tax increase for schools. — Danville Register & Bee.

Montgomery County adjusts transgender policy. — The Roanoke Times.

Liberty High School in Bedford County goes virtual Thursday and Friday due to rise in covid cases. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Buckingham County schools go virtual through Friday due to threats. — The Farmville Herald.

Groups paid for ads in Roanoke councilman’s magazine; he won’t say if they were printed. — The Roanoke Rambler.

Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Vinton doubles in size. — WDBJ-TV.

United Way of Southwest Virginia introduces workforce initiative. — WJHL-TV.

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says regulations on big tech overdue. — WSET-TV.

Warner says he’s offended that FEMA rejected aid for Hurley. — WCYB-TV.

Local bar association makes endorsements for judgeships. — Martinsville Bulletin.