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

Politics and government:

Roanoke City Councilman Robert Jeffrey found guilty of taking money by false premises. — The Roanoke Times and WDBJ-TV and WSLS-TV.

Campbell County School Board reviews resolution to “condemn” critical race theory. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Jury trial begins in property compensation dispute with Mountain Valley Pipeline. — The Roanoke Times

State budget stalemate affects school plans. — Bristol Herald Courier.


82 laid off at Korona Candles in Dublin. — Southwest Times.


Southwest Virginia covid rate lowest since July; but Southwest had state’s highest death rate. — WJHL-TV.

Roanoke ceremony remembers victims on pandemic’s second anniversary. — The Roanoke Times and WSLS-TV.

Halifax schools lift bus, employee mask rules. — South Boston News & Record.


Constitution Square, one of South Boston’s most visible locations, named as site for Henrietta Lacks statue. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian and South Boston News & Record.

Fairy Stone State Park expects busy season. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Virginia’s only safe home for children who have been trafficked and exploited opens in Roanoke. — WDBJ-TV.