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


Challenger doesn’t file enough valid signatures to qualify for Republican primary ballot; Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, will again be GOP nominee in 9th District. — The Roanoke Times and WSET-TV and WDBJ-TV.

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, visits Bedford County and Amherst County to talk about infrastructure law. — Lynchburg News and Advance and WDBJ-TV and WSET-TV.

Lynchburg-area legislators talk Central Virginia Training Center, workforce, gas prices at business breakfast. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

After 50 years, Bristol is getting a new elementary school. — Bristol Herald Courier and WJHL-TV.

Federal panel reduces list of potential new names for Fort Pickett to 10. — Blackstone Courier Record.

Bluefield considers opening streets to ATV riders; related to popularity of trails. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

Independence town manager is named new county administrator for Alleghany County. — Galax Gazette.


Martinsville hospital’s labor and delivery unit closes for “temporary pause.” — Martinsville Bulletin.

Virginia Tech to lead cybersecurity workforce initiative. — Virginia Business.

Mecklenburg County tightens requirements for solar farms. — The Mecklenburg Sun.

Delay in campground openings at Lake Moomaw stirs heavy debate. — The Recorder.


Grayson County Sheriff’s Office donates body armor to Ukraine. — The Galax Gazette.