Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Senate Democrats reject Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s appointees to parole board, including Montgomery County Sheriff Hank Partin. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Lawmakers try to balance solar farm boom with land conservation; Del. Danny Marshall, R-Danville, figures in story. — Virginia Mercury.
General Assembly passes bill by Del. Sam Rasoul, D-Roanoke, to educate youth on gambling dangers. — The Roanoke Times.
Franklin County Commonwealth’s Attorney A.J. Dudley named a judge. — The Roanoke Times.
Former Roanoke Mayor David Bowers to run for city council as an independent; criticizes council’s decision to maintain Sister City ties with Russian city. — The Roanoke Times.
Ferrum College professors discuss Ukraine. — The Roanoke Times.
Nottoway County supervisors censure fellow supervisor. — Blackstone Courier Record.
Bath County administrator to resign. — The Recorder.
Asian Cafe Express coming to Bristol. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Bristol discusses Airbnb regulations with casino on the way. — WCYB-TV.
As covid cases drop, Sovah Health wants to restore normal visitation. — Danville Register and Bee and WSET-TV.
Highland Maple Festival opens this weekend. — The Recorder and WDBJ-TV.
Blue Ridge Country Festival in Pittsylvania County cancelled. — Chatham Star-Tribune.