Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Charlotte County planners OK Tall Pines solar project, a 240-megawatt project that will be spread over 2,083 acres. — South Boston News & Record. (For more on solar in Southside, see ‘Is Virginia at a solar crossroads?‘ or ‘Virginia’s solar output doubles,’ both by Cardinal’s Megan Schnabel.)
Rocky Mount lawyer Will Davis to seek Republican nomination for House of Delegates seat covering Franklin County and part of Roanoke County. — The Roanoke Times.
Roanoke schools begin distributing free gun locks. — The Roanoke Times.
Mecklenburg County supervisors lower tax rate. — The Mecklenburg Sun.
Prince Edward County sets Nov. 8 special election for vacant supervisors seats. — Farmville Herald.
New industrial site opens in Russell County. — WCYB-TV.
Hard Rock Casino hires about 40 on the spot at job event in Johnson City, Tenn. — WJHL-TV.
Lots of music festivals in and around Bristol this weekend. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Wayne Henderson Festival returns after two-year hiatus. — The Galax Gazette.