Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Competing proposals on repealing state tax on groceries; both would provide other funding for schools. One is from Del. Joe McNamara, R-Roanoke County. — Richmond Times-Dispatch
School leaders advocate for construction funding in Richmond. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Workers at one Starbucks in Roanoke seek to unionize. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Study finds hotel would be good fit for Chatham next to ag complex. — Danville Register & Bee.
Emory & Henry College receives grant to combat food insecurity. — WDBJ-TV.
Marion to take part in tourism promotion project. — WJHL-TV.
Southwest Virginia rate down 19% over past week but still higher than state average. — WJHL-TV.
Heart’s Ann Wilson coming to FloydFest. — The Roanoke Times
Process to close greenway gap in Roanoke underway. — The Roanoke Times.