Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Ballad Health CEO says omicron will increase hospitalizations, deaths. — WJHL-TV.
Covid hospitalizations increasing in Centra Lynchburg General Hospital and Centra Southside Community Hospital. — Chatham Star-Tribune.
Inflation, supply chain issues delay Danville’s White Mill project. — Danville Register & Bee.
Developer seeks to build 98-unit townhome project in Blacksburg. — The Roanoke Times.
Virginia Economic Development Partnership touts Halifax County shell building project. — South Boston News & Record and The Gazette-Virginian.
Town of Pulaski presents design for skateboard park. — Southwest Times.
Roanoke City Council votes to raise minimum wage for city employees; will do another gun buy-back program. — WDBJ-TV and WSLS-TV.
Rep. Ben Cline, R-Botetourt, among the legislators writing a protest letter to Twitter. — WSET-TV.
Foster sworn in as new Bristol sheriff. — WCYB-TV.