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


Former Rep. Denver Riggleman of Nelson County says he’s no longer a Republican, “I think the party left me some time ago.” — CNN

Youngkin administration behind in reviewing telework requests. — Richmond Times-Dispatch. (Background story: Why isn’t Youngkin encouraging more remote work?)

Prince Edward County supervisor recently killed in car wreck lauded for community service. — Farmville Herald.


Mountain Valley Pipeline wants new three-judge court panel to hear its legal cases. — The Roanoke Times.

State grant will enable expansion of Floyd Innovation Center. — The Roanoke Times.

Demand for coal high but obstacles slow opportunity. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

Meeting discusses ideas for Uptown Martinsville. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Electric upgrades continue in Danville. — Chatham Star Tribune.


Roanoke Valley teachers adapt, innovate to help English learners. — The Roanoke Times.

Highland County hires new superintendent. — The Recorder.

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Lynchburg healthcare officials warn of rising covid rates. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District offers free covid vaccination clinic June 11. — Chatham Star Tribune.

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Malik Clements. Photo by Judy Owen.

Danville’s Malik Clements makes the final team roster for Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Canadian Football League; team’s first regular season game is Friday. — Winnipeg Blue Bombers. (Background story: Aspiring dentist from Danville first aims for football career in Canada.)

Salem native leads battlefield preservation charge. — The Roanoke Times.

Historical marker to Black school advocate Susie Gibson unveiled in Bedford County. — WDBJ-TV and WSET-TV.

Carter Fold director named Outstanding Virginian. — WCYB-TV.