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.