Stacey Carson became Pound's mayor in 2020 after two unsuccessful bids for the office. She's been called "Pound's biggest cheerleader," but she's also been a controversial figure in town as she has sought to eliminate what she sees as corruption and mismanagement. Photo by Megan Schnabel

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


Pound mayor resigns. — WJHL-TV. (Background stories on the troubles in Pound: ‘We ask for the opportunity to prove ourselves‘ and ‘Pound Town Council to meet with 3 new members.’)

Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears speaks to Amherst Republicans. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Pittsylvania County eyes naming bridges after fallen officers. – Danville Register and Bee.

Federal commission recommends renaming Fort Pickett after Sgt. Van T. Barfoot, a World War II Medal of Honor winner from Virginia. — Virginia Mercury.

Bristol working with consultants to address benzene emissions at landfill. — WCYB-TV.

Lee County sheriff’s office sending old body armor to Ukraine. — Kingsport Times-News.


Fitch reaffirms Ballad’s A credit rating. — Bristol Herald Courier.

First woman named to top management post at Southside Electric Cooperative. — Blackstone Courier Record.

Power rates in Bedford going up; rising cost of natural gas cited. — WSET-TV.

Washington County Courthouse renovation costs go up. — WCYB-TV.


Roanoke County officials say new school career center needed; timing and funding at issue. — The Roanoke Times.

Central Virginia Community College implements new plan for equity. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Hargrave Military Academy earns full reaccreditation. — Danville Register and Bee.

Wrongful death complaint cites hazing, Greek life in death of Emory & Henry student. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Tazewell County career and technical education holds “decision day” for graduates. — WVVA-TV.

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With rates rising, Senatra Halifax Regional Hospital tightens visitation policy. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.

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50th Dr. Ralph Stanley Hills of Home Memorial Day Weekend festival begins Wednesday in Dickenson County. — WCYB-TV.