Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Senate panel kills “Tim Tebow” bill from Del. Marie March, R-Floyd County, that would allow homeschool students to play on public school teams. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Roanoke prosecutor: Police, not councilman under indictment, wiped computer. — The Roanoke Times.
Bedford supervisors kill utility-scale solar farm ordinance. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Danville council to vote on whether to change name of Stonewall Therapeutic Center. — Danville Register and Bee.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, who says he still has “long covid” symptoms, introduces bill for more research. — WSLS-TV.
Cumberland County hires new county administrator. — Farmville Herald.
Centra raises wages. — WSET-TV.
Covington schools to relax mask mandate starting Monday. — The Recorder.
South Boston family agonizes over loved one in Ukraine. — South Boston News and Record.
Halifax County teen has 1.5 million followers on TikTok; he’s a motorsports driver who will be taking part in competition at South Boston this weekend. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.
Danville Symphony Orchestra performs Saturday. — Danville Register and Bee.
Roanoke couple gets married outside convenience store where they met. — WDBJ-TV.