Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Politics and government:
Fund-raiser for Henrietta Lacks statue in Roanoke nets $89,000 towards goal of $160,000. — The Roanoke Times. (Both Roanoke and Halifax County are planning statues to Lacks; backgrounder here.)
Former Gov. and Ambassador Jim Gilmore speaks in Amherst County; says Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is first step in “long war” to recreate empire. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Rep. Bob Good, R-Campbell County, gets a “pants on fire” rating from PolitifactVA for comments on Supreme Court nominee. — Virginia Public Media.
Carl Eggleston, first Black town council member in Farmville, announces bid for mayor after current mayor declines to seek re-election. — Farmville Herald.
Town of Pound maintains progress in third meeting after council was reconstituted; finding unpaid bills from 2021. — Kingsport Times-News. (Our background coverage beings here; our biggest story on Pound here.)
Dominion Energy agrees to study Virginia City power plant in Wise County that’s not producing much power. — Virginia Mercury. (Disclosure: Dominion is one of our donors but donors have no role in news decisions; see our policy.)
Dominion moves forward with another solar project in Mecklenburg County. — South Boston News & Record.
Broadband coming to three locations in Mecklenburg County. — Southside Messenger.
Landmark Chase City business to close after 75 years. — South Boston News & Record.
Chatham woman collects supplies for Ukraine; she’s already collected a tractor trailer load from Lynchburg area. — Chatham Star Tribune.
Covid stats looking better. — Norton Coalfield Progress.
Country singer Kip Moore coming to Roanoke’s Dr Pepper Park. — The Roanoke Times.
E.C. Glass High School stages “Mary Poppins.” — Lynchburg News and Advance and WSET-TV.
Boil notice lifted in Wise County. — WCYB-TV.