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

Politics and government:

Virginia Tech board suspends discussion of tuition until after state has finalized budget. — WDBJ-TV.

Roanoke City Council to interview five finalists for vacancy on council. — The Roanoke Times.

State secretary of education visits Southern Virginia Higher Education Center. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian and South Boston News & Record.

Halifax County native named president of West Virginia State University. — South Boston News & Record.

Another candidate announces for Farmville mayor. — Farmville Herald.

Superintendent named for Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Pulaski County. — Southwest Times.


603-acre solar farm eyed in Scottsburg area of Halifax County. — South Boston News & Record.

Ax-throwing venue opens in Richlands. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Hard Rock Casino in Bristol to hold two hiring events this week. — WCYB-TV.


Centra returns to normal visitation policies. — Lynchburg News and Advance and Chatham Star-Tribune and WDBJ-TV and WSET-TV.


First female pastor of Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church aims for inclusion. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Henry Councy polygamist pastor, the Rev. Elwood Gallimore, dies. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Farmville Confederate statue moves to Confederate cemetery. — Farmville Herald.


Grammy-winning Brothers Osborne to play in Roanoke’s Elmwood Park July 15. — WSLS-TV.

Two arrested and charged with stealing from Hurley flood victims. — Bristol Herald Courier. (See background story on the Hurley flood.)