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


Rising rates of gun violence prompt two Republicans to enter Roanoke city council race. — Roanoke Rambler.

Police, not Roanoke councilman under indictment, destroyed computer records during embezzlement probe. — Roanoke Rambler.


Ohio lumber company to create 20-25 jobs in Nottoway County. — Blackstone Courier-Record.

Early college program to allow for accelerated degrees in Danville. — Chatham Star-Tribune.

Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant Cava coming to Lynchburg later this year – WSLS-TV.


Valley View Mall vaccination site in Roanoke closing due to low demand. — The Roanoke Times.

Centra changes vistitation policies amid declining covid cases; two visitors now allowed. — Lynchburg News and Advance and WSLS-TV and WSET-TV.

As vaccination rate slows, Pittsylvania-Danville Health District plans more vaccine clinics. — Danville Register and Bee.

Covid rates higher than average but still in decline. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Covid cases plummet in Piedmont Health District. — Farmville Herald.

End set for virtual learning in Mecklenburg County schools. – The Mecklenburg Sun.

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