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.


Olde Salem Brewing will open second location in downtown Roanoke, in building vacated by Deschutes. — WDBJ-TV and WSLS-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.