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.