Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets: around Southwest and Southside:
Gov. Glenn Youngkin demands role in hiring next community college chancellor. — Richmond Times-Dispatch. (For background, see “10 questions for the next community college chancellor.”)
Senate committee votes down study of using Catawba Hospital for substance abuse treatment. — The Roanoke Times. (For background, see “the class that wrote a bill.”)
General Assembly agrees to end ban on Sunday hunting on public lands; House version sponsored by Del. Jim Edmunds, R-Halifax County. — Virginia Mercury.
JROTC in jeopardy in Henry County. — Martinsville Bulletin.
Halifax County School pay increases run into questions. — South Boston News & Record.
Dan Moy, who is challenging Rep. Bob Good for Republican nomination for 5th District, campaigns in Halifax County. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.
Pulaski County has a new welding lab for students. — WSLS-TV.
Bristol casino director talks about what’s next. — WJHL-TV.
Covid numbers in region continue rapid decline. — Martinsville Bulletin.
Bedford County organization works to provide aid for Ukrainian refugees. — Lynchburg News and Advance.