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


Pound Town Council catches up on tax collections. — Kingsport Times-News. (Background story on Pound’s woes; update on the town council.)

Franklin County budget passes without a meals tax increase. — The Franklin News-Post.

Settlemyer resigns as Galax city manager, citing “family considerations.” — Galax Gazette.


Lynchburg-based Mama Crockett’s to close up shop after 8 years of slinging donuts. — The (Lynchburg) News & Advance.

Danville hopes to rehab properties, encourage growth near Danville Community College. — Danville Register & Bee.

Woods Rogers, Vandeventer Black law firms to merge July 1. — Virginia Business

Development for new apartments continues on historic property in town of Bedford. — The (Lynchburg) News & Advance.


Work to begin soon on Danville splash pads. — Chatham Star Tribune.

Virginia ABC rolling out a new, ‘randomized’ way to purchase in-demand allocated bourbon. — Richmond Times-Dispatch


COVID-19 cases rise across the Piedmont Health District. — The Farmville Herald.

Ballad opens child resource center in Abingdon. — Bristol Herald Courier