Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:


Giles County Department of Social Services sues the state, alleging a girl suffering a mental health crisis waited four days under police custody in Richmond hospital and was never provided a bed in a state psychiatric hospital, as law requires. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Blacksburg Town Council approves affordable housing project amid opposition. — The Roanoke Times.

Franklin County School Board seeks pay increases for teachers, staff. — The Roanoke Times.

Charlotte County gets new registrar. — The Charlotte Gazette.


Transplant patient who received pig heart grown by Blacksburg company has died. — The Roanoke Times.

Danville IDA to take out loan on building with end user in mind. — Danville Register and Bee.

Staunton River State Park has new manager. — The Charlotte Gazette.


Southwest Virginia still faces high covid rates. — Norton Coalfield Progress.

Daughter of the late state Sen. Ben Chafin, R-Russell County, featured in vaccination ad. — WSET-TV.

Bristol superintendent calls for end to mask mandate. — WJHL-TV.


Budweiser Clydesdales may not appear in Roanoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade due to weather. — WSLS-TV.

Number of dead robins found in Radford rises to 80. — WSLS-TV.

Prescribed burns set at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. — Appomattox Times-Virginian.