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.
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.
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.