Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Prince Edward County supervisors adopt meal tax, with proceeds dedicated to school maintenance. — Farmville Herald. (Background story: “Prince Edward’s leaky school: ‘Nothing seems to be changing'” and “Is Prince Edward County now the poster child for ‘crumbling schools?'”)
State Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin County, invokes special session to get delay in legal case; it winds up a six-month delay, which benefits his client. — Virginia Mercury.
Study says passenger rail to Bristol could cost up to $1.5 billion. — Bristol Herald Courier.
About 200 rally for abortion rights in Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times.
More than 40 rally for abortion rights in Lexington. — WSET-TV.
Montgomery County hires search firm for new superintendent. — The Roanoke Times.
UVA Wise graduates 235. — WJHL-TV.
Sweet Briar College graduates 81. — Lynchburg News and Advance and WSET-TV.
Danville Community College graduates 515. — Danville Register & Bee.
Patrick & Henry Community College holds graduation. — Martinsville Bulletin.
Virginia Tech approves Juneteenth as permanent school holiday. — WSLS-TV.
Landmark Roanoke restuarant The Roanoker will close. — WDBJ-TV and WSET-TV and WSLS-TV.
Axe-throwing business coming to Bristol. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Java Juice coming to Bristol. — WCYB-TV.
Health Wagon breaks ground on dental clinic in Wise. — WCYB-TV.
Two former Southern States stores in Bristol and Marion are now ASM Ag stores. — WCYB-TV.
Chilhowie police help Ukraine get bulletproof vests. — WCYB-TV.
Appalachian Trail hikers converge in Damascus for Trail Days. — Bristol Herald Courier and WCYB-TV.
This year’s Trail Days may be the biggest yet. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Charles Billinglsey debuts new album in Lynchburg. — WSET-TV.