Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Lee Enterprises board reject’s Alden’s takeover bid. Lee owns the daily newspapers in Bristol, Culpeper, Charlottesville, Danville, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Richmond and Roanoke plus many weeklies and bi-weeklies in Virginia, including in Wytheville and Rocky Mount. Alden, which already owns the dailies in Newport News and Norfolk, has a reputation for cutting journalism staffs. — The Roanoke Times.
New College Institute in Martinsville hopes to be new rural global leader. — Martinsville Bulletin.
University of Virginia’s College at Wise details strategies through 2030. — Coalfield Progress.
Earth Fare will open in Christiansburg on Jan. 12. — The Roanoke Times
Campbell County supervisors approve incentives for hotel project. — Lynchburg News & Advance.
Averett University president wins award. — Chatham Star-Tribune.
Danville Symphony offers free concert on Saturday. — Danville Register & Bee.
Morgan Wallen and Jason Aldean will headline 2022 Country Thunder Bristol festival. — WCYB-TV.