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.“)
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.