Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Roanoke Mayor Lea says city should keep Sister City status with Russian city, despite request by Governor Youngkin to drop the relationship. — The Roanoke Times and WDBJ-TV and WSLS-TV and WSET-TV. (We had this commentary on the Roanoke’s ties to Pskov.)
House Republicans kill legislation that would have accelerated cannabis retail market in Virginia; Del. Jeff Campbell, R-Smyth County, figures in debate. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Danville to receive grant for “economic inclusion.” — Danville Register and Bee.
Halifax County native to lead White House initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.
Danville Otterbots announce coaching staff for 2022 season. — Chatham Star-Tribune.