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.
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.