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


Google will invest $300 million in computer science education in Virgnia; includes programs at all 23 community colleges and five higher education centers. — Richmond Times-Dispatch and Virginia Business.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, says President Biden’s steel requirement could be boon for metallurgical coal in Southwest Virginia. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

Kaine visits Hurley; cleanup could take 24 to 36 more months. — WCYB-TV and WJHL-TV. (Background story on Hurley flood; our latest coverage on state relief.)

Legislators debate grocery tax, gas tas holiday at Roanoke Regional Chamber. — The Roanoke Times and WDBJ-TV.

Mayor and vice mayor deliver State of the City addresses in Lynchburg. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Danville wants to expand public art. — Danville Register and Bee.

Halifax County discusses future of some elementary schools. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.

August 2025 is target date for new Halifax high school. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian and South Boston News & Record.


Hard Rock Bristol president gives update on casino. — WCYB-TV.


Centra says COVID hospitalizations are now “below two.” — WSET-TV

Lynchburg bus system will no longer require masks. — Lynchburg News and Advance and WSET-TV.