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


Virginia Senate votes to begin recreational marijuana sales in September; House action uncertain. — Virginia Mercury.

House and Senate disagree on whether college hazing should be a penalty. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Freshmen legislators talk about their first General Assembly session in Richmond. — The Roanoke Times. (We had interviews with Del. Jason Ballard and Del. Wren Williams.)


Lee Enterprises’ attempt to repel hostile takeover by Alden Global Capital gets a boost in court. (Lee owns the daily newspapers in Bristol, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Danville, Fredericksburg, Martinsville, Richmond and Roanoke plus many weeeklies and semi-weeklies in Virginia.). — The Roanoke Times.

Virginia Highlands Community College looks to continue growth. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Halifax County farmer elected president of Virginia Soybean Association. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian

Bank of Marion donates $180,000 for scoreboard upgrades in Smyth County. — WCYB-TV.


As infections drop, so do vaccinations. — Danville Register & Bee.

School masking for students is now up to parents in Franklin County. — The Roanoke Times.

New state mask law concerns superintendent. — Bristol Herald Courier.