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.

Danville City Council approves moving municipal elections to November. — Danville Register & Bee and Chatham Star-Tribune.