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.