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


Bedford County supervisors vote to keep nursing home as county facility. — Lynchburg News and Advance and WDBJ-TV and WSET-TV. (We have this background story.)

Montgomery County Republicans elect first African American leader. — The Roanoke Times.

Roanoke Valley farmer voices frustration over politics of cannabis regulation. — The Roanoke Times.

Campbell County School Board votes to ban teaching “inherently divise concepts.” — Lynchburg News and Advance and WSET-TV.

Public defender wants pay increase. — Martinsville Bulletin.


Randolph College names graduation speaker. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Partner announced to renovate John Randolph Hotel into ‘anchor of downtown’ South Boston. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian and South Boston News & Record.

New initiative encourages businesses to become “second chance” employers of former prisoners. — WCYB-TV.