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

Former Del. Joseph Yost, R-Giles County, charged with four counts of embezzling from his former employer, the Giles County Historical Society. — The Roanoke Times

Rising covid cases prompt return to virtual learning in Pulaski County. — The Roanoke Times and WSLS-TV.

List of covid cases, quarantines by school system. — WSLS-TV.

Centra suspends visitation, cites rising covid cases that set record. — Chatham Star-Tribune and WDBJ-TV and WSLS-TV and WSET-TV.

LewisGate Hospital-Pulaski sees “continual flow” of covid patients. — Southwest Times

Covid cases rise in Dan River Region but likely undercount true number. — Danville Register & Bee.

Ballad Health says 97% of those on ventilators for covid haven’t been vaccinated. — WJHL-TV.

What to know about Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin’s new medical adviser. — Virginia Mercury.

Attempt to rescind plans to build new high school in Halifax County fails. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.

New LGBTQ non-profit aims to bring Pride to Southwest. — Roanoke Rambler.

Slemp Foundation donates $1.5 million to build 1,000 seat-amphitheater at Mountain Empire Community College. — Norton Coalfield Progress.

Danville Fire Department now carrying Narcan on fire trucks. — WSET-TV.

Lee County man killed by falling tree at Kentucky coal mine. — WCYB-TV and WJHL-TV.