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.