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.

Lynchburg school board seeks 8% salary increase for employees. — Lynchburg News and Advance and WDBJ-TV

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.

Groundbreaking held for school renovation in Danville. — WSET-TV and Danville Register and Bee.

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.

TV series about Jerry Falwell Jr. in the works. — WSLS-TV and WSET-TV.


Virginia High School in Bristol now has virtual reality technology. — WCYB-TV.

Swastika, racial slur found in restroom at Emory & Henry. — WCYB-TV.