Here’s a round-up of top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Politics and government:
Feds recommend closing veterans hospital in Salem, building new one in Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times.
Montgomery County superintendent search set, questions over firing remain. — The Roanoke Times.
Bedford County looks at solar for two schools. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Lynchburg considers adding $1 million to school budget. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Democrats propose giving $50 to every car owner instead of gas tax holiday. — Virginia Mercury.
Second member of Richlands town council quits, cites “toxic environment.” — WVVA-TV.
Data breach at Ballad Health. — WCYB-TV.
United with Ukraine walkathon held at UVa-Wise. — WCYB-TV.
Southwest hospitals see decline in COVID patients. — WVVA-TV.
Grand opening for Abingdon sports complex. — Bristol Herald Courier and WJHL-TV.
Electric truck paces field for truck race at Martinsville Speedway. — Martinsville Bulletin.