Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Covid hospitalizations spike at Centra hospitals, straining resources. — Lynchburg News & Advance.
Hospital admissions for covid rising again. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Health district leader urges people to reconsider New Year’s plans. — WDBJ-TV.
Virginia Tech men’s basketball game against Pitt on Saturday postponed due to covid. — WSLS-TV.
Attorney General Mark Herring issues opinion saying Henry County is misuing tax revenues meant for schools by using them for debt service rather than construction. — Martinsville Bulletin.
Del. Jim Edmunds, R-Halifax County, assails new redistricting map for splitting Halifax County. — South Boston News & Record.
Two Lynchburg apartment complexes sell for $7 million. — Virginia Business.
Loose Shoe Brewery in Amherst opens second location in Appomattox County. — Appomattox Times-Virginian.
Marion to ring in New Year’s with a Possum Drop (don’t worry, it’s a fake possum) — WCYB-TV.
Mac McClung of Gate City makes his NBA debut, hits jumper for Chicago Bulls in win over Atlanta. — Bristol Herald Courier.