Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
SCC approves rate factor fuel increase for Appalachian Power. — The Roanoke Times.
Radford schools, Carilion and United Way launch kindergarten readiness program. — The Roanoke Times.
Danville City Council votes to change name of Stonewall Therapeutic Center. — Danville Register and Bee.
Mecklenburg County supervisors approve “major” apartment complex in Chase City. — The Mecklenburg Sun.
Tax bills could spike as Roanoke leaders disagree over how to assess used vehicles. — The Roanoke Rambler.
List of the challenged books that Bedford County will keep on the shelves. — WSET-TV.
Second trial opens for Roanoke city councilman Robert Jeffrey, already convicted of two felonies. — The Roanoke Times.
Montgomery County school board debates pride flag in classrooms. — The Roanoke Times.
Black Dog Salvage, Tap House no longer coming to Roanoke’s redeveloped downtown fire station. — The Roanoke Rambler.
Salem hires new economic development director. — Salem Times-Register.
Free Clinic of Central Virginia hires new CEO. — WSET-TV.
Wise County schools to start using solar energy in May, project big savings. — Norton Coalfield Progress.
Limp Bizkit to play Roanoke on May 4. — The Roanoke Times.
Virginia High School in Bristol now has virtual reality technology. — WCYB-TV.
Swastika, racial slur found in restroom at Emory & Henry. — WCYB-TV.