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

Kimberly Lowe announces for Republican nomination in 9th Congressional District, challenging Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Saem. — The Roanoke Times.

Gov. Glenn Youngkin tours Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and covid testing site in Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times and WSLS-TV and WDBJ-TV and WSET-TV.

Lynchburg might have reached covid peak. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Area covid cases skyrocket 60% in one week. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Ballad says covid hospitalization reach highest levels since fall. — WJHL-TV.

Mecklenburg County records 100th death from virus; Clarksville Elementary goes virtual. — The Mecklenburg Sun.

Henry County Board of Supervisors approve resolution in favor of bills that would require referendum before Martinsville can revert to town status. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Halifax County planners reject substance abuse treatment center. — South Boston News & Record.

Senator Todd Pillion, R-Washington County, and Del. Israel O’Quinn, R-Washington County, working to line up state help for Bristol’s stinky landfill. — Bristol Herald Courier and WCYB-TV and WJHL-TV.

Franklin County supervisors reject proposed site for career and technical education center. — The Roanoke Times.

Pittsylvania County supervisors approve resolution asking for second referendum on sales tax for schools. — Chatham Star-Tribune.

Rescue squad in Clarksville disbands; county to take over duties. — The Mecklenburg Sun.

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, voices frustration over House inaction on bill to promote domestic manufacturing of computer chips. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Liberty University football stadium to receive upgrades. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Two in Michigan discussed attacking Virginia governor’s mansion, federal authorities say. — Detroit News.

Gunman who attacked gay bar in Roanoke in 2000, killing one, dies in prison. — The Roanoke Times.