Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Politics and government:
Dels. Marie March, R-Floyd County, and Wren Williams, R-Patrick County already appear running against each other for some future Republican nomination. — The Roanoke Times.
Franklin County studies bus driver compensation. — The Roanoke Times.
Mecklenburg school construction on track, under budget. — South Boston News & Record.
Nottoway County supervisors discusses solar farms. — Blackstone Courier-Record.
Fort Pickett will not be re-named “Fort Blackstone” or “Fort Nottoway” or “Fort Southside”; name list reduced. — Blackstone Courier-Record.
Downtown Pulaski sees renovation, skate park on way. — WSLS-TV.
Prominent Abingdon restaurant reopens after renovations. — WCYB-TV. (For background on Abingdon’s award-winning food scene, see our previous story.)
Funding for Smith Mountain Lake Center is 25% complete. — WDBJ-TV.