Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Pittsylvania County supervisors approve rezoning 52 acres for solar farm. — Chatham Star-Tribune. (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.)
Pittsylvania supervisors reach agreement with broadband provider. — Chatham Star-Tribune.
RFP for $154 million broadband project in Brunswick, Charlotte, Halifax, and Mecklenburg counties issued. — Southside Messenger.
Virginia Tech students have a 73% voting rate; national average is 66%. — WSLS-TV.
Biotech firm in Wise plans to add 100 jobs. — Kingsport Times-News.
Lynchburg airport to get $1.3 million in federal funding for aircraft parking. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Architects refine design of the new Halifax County high school. — South Boston News & Record.
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USA Cycling announces national championship course in Roanoke, Botetourt County. — The Roanoke Times.
Ramble Weekend returing to Franklin County after pandemic hiatus. — Franklin News-Post.