Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Jason El Koubi named permanent head of Virginia Economic Development Partnershp. — Virginia Business.
Department of Environmental Quality officials to meet with Bristol officials over landfill stench. —WCYB-TV.
Danville sees record sales tax revenue for December; officials attribute surge to online sales, inflation, improved economy. — Danville Register and Bee.
Danville Regional Airport makes improvements in anticipation of casino opening. — WSET-TV.
Curriculum additions in Martinsville reflect diversity of student body. — Henry County Enterprise.
Katy Brown keeps the Barter Theatre moving forward. — Bristol Herald Courier.