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