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.

Construction is underway on temporary casino in Bristol; will open in second quarter of 2022. — Bristol Herald Courier, Virginia Business, WCYB-TV and WJHL-TV.

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.