Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Montgomery County school board chair leaves meeting amid confrontation with conservative activist over masking. — The Roanoke Times and WDBJ-TV.
Nelson County administrator Steve Carter announces retirement after 24 years. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Wise County supervisors approve 6% meals tax. — Coalfield Progress.
Dickenson County schools lift mask mandate. — WCYB-TV and WJHL-TV.
Southwest Virginia death rate falling but continues at triple the state rate. — WJHL-TV.
63 unvaxxed Ballad Health employees unable to work. — WJHL-TV.
Private Christian boarding school for teen boys is proposed in Rockbridge County. — Lexington News-Gazette.
Request for crypto mining business in Salem is withdrawn. — Salem Times-Register
Mary Baldwin and Virginia Western Community College partner to create business degree pipeline. — WDBJ-TV.
Judge rejects plea agreement for former Del. Joseph Yost in embezzlement case. — The Roanoke Times and Southwest Times.
New details emerge in case against Roanoke councilman Robert Jeffrey; he’s facing fraud-related charges. — The Roanoke Times.
Mom blames bullying at Nottoway Middle School for son’s suicide. — Blackstone Courier Record.
The victim of an alleged sexual assault last fall at Nottoway Middle School publicly thanked two members of the School Board for “having my back and being just as upset as my mom about what happened to me.” — Blackstone Courier Record.
Only three applications so far for no-wakesurfing zones at Smith Mountain Lake. — Franklin News-Post.
Hillsville dance studio to perform at Dayton 500 festivities. — WDBJ-TV.
Lexington Taco Bell employee fired after racist Tik Tok video goes viral. — WSLS-TV.
Emu on the loose in Franklin County. — WSET-TV.