Here are some of the top stories from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Heavy lifting budgeted for Botetourt County Courthouse. — The Roanoke Times.
Abortion debate has both parties retooling. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
State Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford County, criticizes Supreme Court leak; hopes for “pro-life majority” after 2023 state elections. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Boil water notice lifted in Buchanan County. — WCYB-TV.
Blaming supply chain woe and other ‘market forces,’ opening of Danville casino pushed back to 2024. — Danville Register and Bee and Chatham Star Tribune and WSLS-TV. (Background: How big will Danville’s casino be? and Small cities with casinos give advice to Bristol and Danville.)
New Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw visits railroaders in Roanoke, elsewhere. — Trains
Huge layoffs expected at Lee Enterprises. (Lee’s newspapers include the dailies in Bristol, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Danville, Fredericksburg, Martinsville, Richmond and Roanoke, plus various non-dailies). — Axios.
Southwest Virginia’s health and poverty closely correlated in report. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Jason Loehr named new CEO at Southside Electric Cooperative. — Southside Messenger.
Franklin County auto salvage firm draws environmental fine. — Franklin News-Post.
Amelia’s Pizzeria in Christiansburg closing after 17 years. — WSLS-TV.
Chris Janson to play Roanoke’s Dr Pepper Park. — The Roanoke Times.
Danville Symphony Orchestra performs Saturday. — Chatham Star Tribune.
Appalachian music documentary premieres May 7. — Galax Gazette.