Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside (other than, of course, Virginia Tech’s ACC men’s basketball championship and various high school basketball championships):


After review, Bedford schools will not remove challenged books. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Legislature passes bill to close off many police records to public and press; law had been sponsored by former Del. Chris Hurst, D-Radford. — Richmond Times-Dispatch


Nursing home workforce shortage continues to affect local facilities. — The Roanoke Times.

Danville mall searching for a pop-up shop. — Danville Register and Bee.

Lynchburg receives proposal for library at River Ridge Mall. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Richlands program offers free business classes, grants to entrepreneurs. — WVVA-TV.


CDC says Southwest infection rate still “high” although cases are dropping. — WCYB-TV.


National cycling championship coming to Roanoke Valley this summer. — The Roanoke Times.

1978 graduate of Dan River High School leads NASA program. — Danville Register and Bee.

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest reopens — WSET-TV.

Halifax County restaurant renames Russian-named drinks with Ukrainian names to support Ukraine relief. — WSET-TV.