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


Youngkin wants to further loosen hiring requirements for health district directors. — Virginia Mercury.

Skyrocketing value of used vehicles leads to double-digit increases in Roanoke car tax bills. — The Roanoke Times.


Charlotte County Planning Commission votes to defer decision on Randolph Solar project. — South Boston News & Record. (See our background story from earlier this week).

47-megawatt solar project in Scottsburg endorsed by Halifax County planners. — South Boston News & Record.

Fifth District economy growth is moderate, Federal Reserve says. — Virginia Business.


Kaine, area health care leaders assess long COVID’s impact on Southwest Virginia. — Kingsport Times-News.

Groundbreaking set for May for new Health Wagon dental clinic in Wise. — The Coalfield Progress.