Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Del. Terry Austin, R-Botetourt County and a budget negotiator, says legislators are “very, very close” to a budget deal. — WDBJ-TV.
Lynchburg Republicans pick three candidates for city council. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office names first Black woman as captain. — WSLS-TV.
Workers at Christiansburg Target store withdraw union petition. — WDBJ-TV.
Nelson County to buy 300 acres on U.S. 29 for future development. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Mountain Valley Pipeline will reapply for permits. — Chatham Star Tribune.
Virginia Breeze bus route shows early success. — Bristol Herald Courier. (Background story: “Ridership on Virginia Breezes buses rebounds after pandemic.”)
Jersey Mike’s Subs opens in Norton. — WCYB-TV.
Be more involved in schools, Roanoke superintendent urges parents and caregivers. — The Roanoke Times.
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Joseph Holmes’ story told in film by Longwood students. — Charlotte Gazette. (Background story: “Charlotte County remembers Black politician who was murdered on courthouse steps.“)
Bluegrass series returns to Smith Mountain Lake State Park. — Smith Mountain Eagle.
Blackwater Music Festival returns to Lynchburg. — WSET-TV.