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


Immigration detention center in Farmville was built to hold 700 but holds only 11; activists want it shut down. — Charlottesville Tomorrow.

Southwest Virginia residents tell VDOT that Coalfields Expressway is key to economic growth. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Youngkin tells college presidents to hire faculty with “diverse political perspectives.” — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Bedford County approves $19 million broadband contract. — WSET-TV.

Confusion marks search for new Pittsylvania County administrator. — Chatham Star-Tribune.

New Halifax County school superintendent to be introduced Monday. — South Boston News & Record.

South Boston tax increase draws no public comment. — South Boston News & Record.


Patrick County economic development leader excited by hospital plans. — WDBJ-TV. (Background stories: New owner of shuttered Patrick County hospital connected to legal controversy in Chicago; New healthcare provider to take over closed Patrick County hospital.)

Smith Mountain Lake movie theater discusses reopening. — WDBJ-TV.

Gabe’s store opening in Lynchburg. — WSET-TV.

Major upgrades coming to Abingdon Cinemall. — WCYB-TV.


Blue Ridge Area Food Bank sees demand rising. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Staunton River State Park cabins get upgrades. — South Boston News & Record.