An Amtrak train in Roanoke. Courtesy of Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.

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


General Assembly slated to return June 1, with budget expected by then. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Martinsville, Henry County argue over legal fees in reversion. — WSET-TV.

Chatham Mayor Will Pace won’t seek re-election. — Chatham Star Tribune.


Second passenger to Roanoke to start service in July. — WDBJ-TV.

New lofts, business moving into renovated historic building in downtown Lynchburg. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Power bills will rise as solar projects go online. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Southwest Virginia Economic Forum will be Wednesday at UVA Wise. — Bristol Herald Courier.


Andrew Lewis Middle School principal named top middle school principal in state. — The Roanoke Times.

Mecklenburg County schools receive Microsoft grant for food truck career and technical education program. — The Mecklenburg Sun.

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Rooster Walk returns after pandemic. — Martinsville Bulletin.