Russell Kavalhuna has been named the next chancellor of the community college system. Courtesy of VCCS.

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

Politics and government:

Community college board defies Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s call to restart hiring process, hires new chancellor. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Roanoke City Councilman Robert Jeffrey, convicted earlier of two felonies, pleads no contest to different felony charge for embezzelement. — The Roanoke Times and WDBJ-TV and WSLS-TV.

Montgomery County School Board ousts superintendent. — The Roanoke Times and WDBJ-TV and WSLS-TV.

Jury boosts landowners’ compensation for land taken for Mountain Valley Pipeline. — The Roanoke Times.

State Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin County, calls for adoption of rescued beagles. — The Roanoke Times.

Franklin County supervisors narrowly approve more concerts at The Coves at Smith Mountain Lake. — The Roanoke Times.


Sign for Bristol casino goes up. — WCYB-TV.


Missing link of Roanoke River Greenway now under construction. — WDBJ-TV.