Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside Virginia:
Coalition formed to pause permitting on mining of copper, lead and zinc in Virginia; one company already drilling for those in Pittsylvania County. — WDBJ-TV.
Affordable housing development proposed in Blacksburg. — The Roanoke Times.
Lynchburg economic summit looks at supply chain shortages. — Lynchburg News & Advance.
Smith Mountain Lake debris sees significant drop after record 2020 — Lynchburg News & Advance.
Mount Rogers Health District recommends covid testing before and after holidays. — WCYB-TV.
Southwest Virginia covid rate declines but still higher than state average. — WJHL-TV.
Number of covid patients in intensive care in Ballad Health system is at two-month high. — WJHL-TV