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

Politics:

U.S. Department of Education investigating Liberty University over its handling of student reports of sexual assault. — Pro Publica.

Report shows racial disparity in police stops. — The Roanoke Times.

How costs for Washington County Courthouse escalated. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Del. Sam Rasoul, D-Roanoke, might seek leadership post; ousted Democratic leader Eileen Filler-Corn might run for governor. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Campbell County School Board moves forward with renovating Brookville High School; cost at $40 million. — Altavista Journal.

Grayson County School board to replace roofs on two schools. — The Declaration. (Grayson County).

Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office charges Roanoke police officer with misdemeanor over ‘satire’ blog. — The Roanoke Times.

Economy:

Former Marriott hotel near airport being converted to apartments. — The Roanoke Times.

Lynchburg-area students, professionals compete in Welding Wars at Central Virginia Community College. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

North Carolina company buys Farmville concrete firm. — Farmville Herald.

Covid:

Piedmont Medical Reserve Corps recognized for covid work. — The Charlotte Gazette.

Culture:

Galax receives only one proposal for Rex Theatre lease. — Galax Gazette.

Floyd Country Store launches digital music project to bridge past and future. — The Roanoke Times.

New park in Montgomery County opens. — The Roanoke Times.

Danville lands near bottom of Virginia health rankings. — Danville Register and Bee.

Danville Otterbots baseball team adds sensory room. — Danville Register and Bee.

Farmville Municipal Golf Course to close. — Farmville Herald.

New music festival coming to Fries. — The Declaration. (Grayson County)

Dwayne Yancey

Yancey is editor of Cardinal News. His opinions are his own. You can reach him at dwayne@cardinalnews.org.