An Amtrak train in Roanoke. Bristol officials have been working to get the passenger rail service that runs through Roanoke extended to their city. 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.