Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Covid outbreak at Gretna Health and Rehabilitation Center kills six, infects 35, still active. — Chatham Star-Tribune.
Ballad Health says 91% of those hospitalized for covid aren’t vaccinated. — WJHL-TV.
Covid cases rising again in the Roanoke and Alleghany health districts. — WDBJ-TV.
Northam administration lays off 14 employees who monitor drinking water due to “budgeting error.” They include workers in Abingdon, Danville and Lexington. — Richmond Times-Dispatch
Pittsylvania County Board of Zoning Appeals grants permit to expand county’s largest solar farm. — Chatham Star-Tribune.
Mecklenburg supervisors put off action on proposed ordinance that would restrict future solar projects. — Mecklenburg Sun.
How Gov.-elect Youngkin’s intent to leave carbon cap and trade program could affect Roanoke. — Roanoke Rambler.
Roanoke councilman Bill Bestpitch retiring; race for 2022 council seats already underway. — Roanoke Rambler.
Nottoway County school superintendent says one school board member has created “toxic” work environment. — Blackstone Courier-Record.
Federal lawsuit leads to new policy for overtime pay for Roanoke firefighters. — The Roanoke Times.
Henry County administrator Tim Hall announces retirement. — Martinsville Bulletin
Henry County rejects reversion agreement, Martinsville threatens legal action. — Martinsville Bulletin, WSLS-TV
Halifax County school board scraps school plan, starts over. — South Boston News & Record.
Tri-Cities Airport sees challenges after pandemic. — Bristol Herald-Courier.