Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Politics and government:
With 18 solar farms and solar growth called “explosive,” Pittsylvania County looks to balance land use and revenue. — Chatham Star-Tribune.
Tobacco commission cuts some education funding for community college students; Floyd Count looks at making up the difference to allow free tuition for its students at New River Community College. — The Roanoke Times.
State police open investigation into Altavista non-profit that’s help restore downtown. — Chatham Star-Tribune.
Rep. Bob Good, R-Campbell County, campaigns in Pittsylvania County. — Danville Register & Bee.
Giles County courtroom turns into gym for defendants trying to reclaim their lives from addiction. — The Roanoke Times.
Del. Sam Rasoul, D-Roanoke, asks Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue stop-work order on Mountain Valley Pipeline. — WDBJ-TV.
New busineses opening in Danville. — WSET-TV.
Southwest Virginia covid rate drops 42% over past week; still three times higher than state rate. — WJHL-TV.
Smith Mountain Lake group looks at creating a community center. — The Roanoke Times.