Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Politics and government:
House and Senate at odds over tax policy. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
State Senate wrestles with whether to undo new state law opening police files in closed closes; law had been sponsored by then-Del. Chris Hurst, D-Radford. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
House, Senate differ on spending boosting for UVA-Wise. — Norton Coalfield Progress.
Blacksburg police chief announces retirement. — The Roanoke Times.
Danville is semi-finalist for Great American Main Street award. — Danville Register and Bee and WSET-TV.
Expert panel created to rein in landfill odor issues. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Carroll County supervisors ask Governor Youngkin and Attorney General Miyares to stop the proposed sale of the former Southwestern Virginia Training Center property and return the land to the county. — Galax Gazette.
Charlotte County residents can now text 911. — WSET-TV.
Alden hedge fund loses another court fight in bid to take over Lee Enterprises, which owns daily newspapers in Bristol, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Danville, Fredericksburg, Martinsville, Richmond and Roanoke, plus many non-dailies. — The Roanoke Times.
Proposed Amtrak station site in Christiansburg narrowed to two locations. — The Roanoke Times.
University of Lynchburg announces new five-year plan. — Lynchburg News and Advance and WSLS-TV.
Sovah Health covid admissions drop 85% since January peak. — Danville Register and Bee.
Roanoke covid cases decline, at lowest point since last summer. — WDBJ-TV and WSLS-TV.
Southwest Virginia sees deadliest two months of the pandemic. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Blues Traveler coming to Dr Pepper Park in Roanoke; Katie Pruitt, Jade Bird to Harvester in Rocky Mount. — The Roanoke Times.
New director of arts and cultural center in South Boston leaves after four months due to citizenship issues. — South Boston News and Record.