Here are some of the top stories from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Montgomery County Republicans elect first African American leader. — The Roanoke Times.
Roanoke Valley farmer voices frustration over politics of cannabis regulation. — The Roanoke Times.
Public defender wants pay increase. — Martinsville Bulletin.
Randolph College names graduation speaker. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
New initiative encourages businesses to become “second chance” employers of former prisoners. — WCYB-TV.