Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Martinsville City Council looks at using ARPA funds to balance budget. — Martinsville Bulletin.
Martinsville City Council takes reversion fight to Virginia Supreme Court. —Martinsville Bulletin.
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, visits Blue Ridge Discovery Center in Grayson County. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Nottoway supervisors move to repeal county’s renewable energy ordinance and begin anew. — Blackstone Courier Record.
Bristol casino gets final regulatory approval; set for July 8 opening of temporary facility. — Virginia Business and Bristol Herald Courier and WCYB-TV and Kingsport Times-News. (We have this backgrounder in which other small cities with casinos give advice to Bristol and Danville).
Eight Pittsylvania County students headed to national skill trades competition in Atlanta. — Chatham Star Tribune.
Virginia Technical Institute students advance to same competition. — Altavista Journal.
Sentara opens new labor and delivery unit in South Boston. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.
Tourism initiative pays dividends in Appomattox. — Appomattox Times-Virginian.
Bluefield aims to create food truck incubator program. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph.
Roanoke retirement community experiments with food-serving robot to make up for staff shortages. — WDBJ-TV.
Jamey Johnson will play Roanoke’s Dr Pepper Park in October. — WSET-TV.
Homelessness in Roanoke declines but count of those living outdoors projected to reach record highs. — Roanoke Rambler.
Growing number of Confederate flags in Danville sparks concern. — WSET-TV.