Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Virginia seeks federal funds for high-speed rail between Richmond and Raleigh. — Richmond Times-Dispatch. (More coverage of passenger rail: Could Virginia get an east-west passenger train? and No, a Bristol train isn’t going to cost $1.5 billion.)
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport celebrates first Delta flight from New York’s LaGuardia. — WDBJ-TV.
Roanoke plans study of last major undeveloped tract of land in the city. — The Roanoke Times.
Danville getting third Starbucks. — Danville Register and Bee.
Partners withdraw application for meat processing plant in Halifax County, cite strong opposition. — South Boston News & Record. (Background story on the demand for meat processors: Meeting a need for meat.)
Bristol breaks ground for new school. — WCYB-TV.
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Beth Macy’s “Dopesick” streaming adapatation wins Peabody Award. — The Roanoke Times. (Disclosure: Macy is a member of our journalism advisory committee but committee members have no role in news decisions.)
Country singer Gary Allan coming to Salem Civic Center. — WDBJ-TV.