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


Southwest Virginia superintendents seek state funds for construction and modernization. — The Roanoke Times.

After success downtown, Danville turns revitalization focus to other parts of city. — Danville Register & Bee.

Senate committee kills charter school proposal; Republican attention shifts to “lab” school proposal from state Sen. Todd Pillion, R-Washington County. — Virginia Mercury.

County mulls tax hike to offset funding gap. — The Henry County Enterprise.

Roanoke sees compliance one month after ban on sleeping on sidewalks. — WSLS-TV.


Wythe County medical glove project maybecome a solo venture after partner apparently drops out. — Virginia Business. (Background: 2,500 jobs announced is biggest jobs announcement in this part of the state since recordkeeping began. Also: House approves grant program for training workers.)

Prince Edward County discusses possible meat processing facility. — The Farmville Herald. (Background: There’s a shortage of meat processors.)

Study finds hotel feasible in Chatham — Chatham Star-Tribune.

Longwood University announces donor-funded training center for basketball programs. — Farmville Herald.


UVA-Wise students get masks; cases rising after state mandate to stop prevalence testing. — Kingsport Times-News.


Afghan refugees talk about their new life in the Roanoke Valley. — The Roanoke Times.

Q&A with author Beth Macy of Roanoke. — The Daily Yonder. (Disclosure: Macy is a member of our journalism advisory committee.)