Here’s a round-up of top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:

Gov. Northam’s budget includes $150 million for site development, including $100 million for “mega-sites” such as Southern Virginia Megasite in Pittsylvania County. — Danville Register & Bee and Chatham Star-Tribune (For background, see site development section of this column.)

Ballad Health plans $9.3 million in renovations to Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap. — Bristol Herald Courier

Walmart in Tazewell County closes until Saturday to allow for sanitization during COVID increase. — WJHL-TV.

Longwood University awarded $1.5 million for STEM programs. — The Gazette-Virginian and Southside Messenger.

Nearly $500,000 raised for Hurley flood relief. — WCYB-TV. (For background on the Hurley flood, see this story.)

New NCI graduates already hired. — Martinsville Bulletin.

New addiction clinic to open in Dublin. — Southwest Times.

Five in Charlotte County sue, claiming ballots went missing in 2021. — The Charlotte Gazette and Southside Messenger.

Charlotte County registrar resigns. — The Charlotte Gazette and Southside Messenger.

Highland County school board reluctant to fill vacant principalship; some suggest superintendent be part-time. — The Recorder.

New home found for two Confederate monuments in Washington County. — WJHL-TV.

Russell County museum protests plan to melt down Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue. — WSLS-TV.