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


Dels. Joe McNamara, R-Roanoke County, and Sam Rasoul, D-Roanoke, say budget expected by early June. — The Roanoke Times.

Legislators dodge questions on whether state budget will include new policy on skill games. — Virginia Mercury.

Abortion rights group demonstrates in Galax. — Galax Gazette.

Rep. Bob Good, R-Campbell County, sees no exceptions for abortion. — WSET-TV.

Indicted Buchanan County supervisor is arraigned. — WCYB-TV. (Background story: “Hurley supervisor indicted on 82 felonies; charges involve election fraud and embezzlement.“)


Lynchburg native, currently director of curriculum and CTE in Appomattox County, named superintendent in Halifax County. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian and South Boston News & Record.

New superintendent named in Buckingham County. — Farmville Herald.


Byproduct of Roanoke’s wastewater will be used to produce natural gas; first such project in state. — The Roanoke Times.

Popular Lynchburg restaurant Market at Main plans second location. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Grayson County hopes tourists will stay longer. — Galax Gazette.

Why Lynchburg’s package delivery through Postal Service has gotten slower. — WSLS-TV.


New models show summer covid cases soaring in Dan River Region. — Danville Register and Bee.

Covid cases continue to climb in Roanoke Valley. — WDBJ-TV.


Volunteers need for IRONMAN event in Roanoke Valley. — WSLS-TV.