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

Virginia Tech lifts vaccine mandate for employees so do VCU, JMU and William & Mary — The Roanoke Times and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Ballad Health sets deadline for employee vaccines. — WJHL-TV.

Lynchburg celebrates 60th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to city. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Divided planning commission recommends hotel near casino. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Del. Terry Kilgore, R-Scott County, introduces bill to revoke charter for Town of Pound in Wise County. — Norton Coalfield Progress.

More than one-third of Wise County and Norton considered unserved by internet. — Norton Coalfield Progress.

Danville receives $1.78 million to reduce lead hazard in homes. — Danville Register & Bee.

Danville Fire Department now carrying Narcan. — Danville Register & Bee.

Former UVA-Wise football player to compete in bobsledding in Olympics. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Artist Way Cafe brings New York atmosphere to Gretna. — Chatham Star-Tribune.

Former Coalfield Progress publisher, editor Jenay Tate passes away; was seminal figure in Virginia journalism. — Norton Coalfield Progress.