Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets in Southwest and Southside:
Politics and government:
Staunton River Middle School in Bedford is one of the schools where a federal judge says state can’t enforce Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s order for masking to be voluntary. — The Roanoke Times.
Former Gov. and Ambassador Jim Gilmore to speak to Amherst Republicans about Ukraine. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
County to spend $600,000 to provide cell service for hiking trail. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Major solar project proposed for Charlotte County will have hearing before supervisors on April 19. — South Boston News & Record.
Tazewell County considers pandhandling, loitering ordinance. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph.
Liberty Trust hotel opens in downtown Roanoke. — WDBJ-TV.
Virginia covid cases tick up slightly. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Covid cases in region levelling off. — Farmville Herald.
Roanoke’s transportation museum and science museum announce new directors. — The Roanoke Times.
Dixie Softball says transgender females can’t participate. — WSET-TV.