Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:

A 57-year-old man with life-threatening heart disease has received a heart from a genetically modified pig, a groundbreaking procedure that offers hope to hundreds of thousands of patients with failing organs. The operation took place at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The genetically-altered pig heart came from Revivicor, a regenerative medicine company based in Blacksburg. — The New York Times

Rep. Ben Cline, R-Botetourt County, tests positive for covid. — The Roanoke Times.

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District hits record for covid infections. — Danville Register & Bee.

Southwest Virginia hits covid record. — WJHL-TV.

Virginia Tech announces vaccine policy for indoor sporting events. — The Roanoke Times and WSLS-TV and WSET-TV and WDBJ-TV.

Famous Anthony’s restaurant files for bankruptcy at two locations after hepatitis outbreak. — The Roanoke Times and WDBJ-TV and WSLS-TV.

Work begins to remove building, make way for casino. — Danville Register & Bee.

Martinsville tied with Hopewell for third highest unemployment rate in Virginia; Petersburg and Emporia are first and second. — Martinsville Bulletin.