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.