Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, heads to Munich for part of conference on Russia-Ukraine crisis. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Halifax County school board earmarks funds for two more officers; move to add security comes after discovery of handguns in the school two weeks ago. — South Boston News & Record.
Halifax County school board delays upgrades to elementary school. — South Boston News & Record.
Hospitalizations for covid drop in Lynchburg. — Lynchburg News & Advance.
Covid cases falling again in Dan River region. — Danville Register & Bee.
Covid cases in Southwest declining but at slower rate; infections still higher than state rate. — WJHL-TV. (We have this map of covid cases in every locality; the 11 highest localities in Virginia are all west of the Blue Ridge with 10 of the 11 in Southwest.)
Longtime Roanoke journalist and community volunteer George Kegley passes away at 93. — The Roanoke Times.
Academy Center of the Arts receives grant for mobile outreach program. — Lynchburg News & Advance.
Gin Blossoms will play Bristol on Feb. 22. — Bristol Herald Courier.