Here are the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Covid cases in Lynchburg double since Thanksgiving. — WSET-TV
Virginia records highest single-day number of covid infections in 2020. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Covid case rise in Dan River Region shows stunning rise. — Danville Register & Bee.
Ballad Health says 91% of those hospitalized for covid are unvaccinated. — WJHL-TV
Franklin County supervisors OK new Smith Mountain Lake development. — The Roanoke Times.
Roanoke’s futsal court is a welcoming sign for immigrants. — The Roanoke Times.
Ready SWVA seeks funds to expand child care. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Bland County native trains dogs to detect COVID-19; singer Eric Church and other musicians have used his company. — The Roanoke Times.
State Sen. Bill Stanley’s law firm responds to Attorney General Mark Herring’s appeal of judge’s ruling in skills game case. — Chatham Star-Tribune.
Mecklenburg County superintendent asks school board for student uniform mandate. — South Boston News & Record.