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.

Lynchburg officials celebrate end of Main Street Renewal Project. — Lynchburg News & Advance and WDBJ-TV and WSET-TV

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