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.