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

Virginia Tech fundraising tops $1 billion mark. — The Roanoke Times.

Proposed Franklin County solar ordinance delayed following public input. — The Roanoke Times.

Henry County invites Martinsville to join it in supporting voter referendum on reversion. — Martinsville Bulletin and WDBJ-TV.

General Assembly Republican go maskless. — Virginia Mercury.

Hundreds of Halifax County students out with virus. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian

Students, employees sidelined in increasing numbers by virus. — South Boston News & Record

Highland County students, staff are sick and stressed. — The Recorder.

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine pushes for voting rights. — WSLS-TV.

Youngkin’s pick for transportation secretary says he’s “laser-focused” on weekend snow. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Groceries and hardware stores see spike in sales with snow forecast. — Danville Register & Bee.

Chatham Mayor Will Pace named 5th District Republican chairman. — Chatham Star-Tribune.