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


Abingdon names new town manager. — Bristol Herald Courier.

5th District Democratic nominee Josh Throneburg campaigns in Halifax County; talks abortion. — South Boston News & Record.

People urged to turn out in Abingdon Wednesday to speak on behalf of Coalfields Expressway. — Norton Coalfield Progress.

Norton police chief, who survived shooting, honored by body armor company. — WJHL-TV.


Co-working space opens in downtown Lynchburg. — WSET-TV.

BWX Technologies in Lynchburg reports first-quarter profit. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

New neighborhood in Martinsville turns key on affordable housing. — WSLS-TV.

Lil Cucci Pizzeria, a Covington landmark, will open restaurant in Botetourt County. — WSLS-TV.


Covid cases in Roanoke continue to rise. — WDBJ-TV.


Virginia researchers studying new ways to warn drivers in Buchanan County about elk crossings. — Virginia Mercury. (Background story: Virginia’s growing elk herd is a tourist draw.)

Virginia International Raceway drives tourism in Danville, Pittsylvania County, Halifax County. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.

Free dental care returns to Wise in July. — Kingsport Times-News.