Map by Robert Lunsford.

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


Republican Peg McGuire declares for Roanoke City Council. — The Roanoke Times.

Bristol mayor says goal is to close stinky landfill. — WJHL-TV.

Bristol city council meets to discuss lawsuit from Bristol, Tennessee over stinky landfill. — Bristol Herald Courier

Virginia DEQ sends letter to Bristol about landfill. — WCYB-TV.

Charlotte County supervisors put off action on giant Randolph solar project. — South Boston News & Record. (Backround story: ‘Is Virginia at a solar crossroads?‘)

Health care:

Sovah Health official addresses Danville City Council; large settlement against hospital announced. – Danville Register and Bee.

Sovah Health to pay $4.36 million to settle claims it violated Controlled Substances Act. — Danville Register and Bee and WSLS-TV.

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Local, state officials looking ahead to ‘unique opportunity’ with Central Virginia Training Center site in Amherst County. — Lynchburg News and Advance and WDBJ-TV and WSET-TV. (Background stories: “Budget includes money for Central Virginia Training Center” and “A big economic development opportunity’ for Lynchburg area.”)

Virginia coal production climbs. — Virginia Mercury.

Crown Holdings says aluminum beverage can facility under construction in Henry County will be bigger than previously planned. — Martinsville Bulletin.


Superintendent of Appomattox Courthouse National Historic Park and Booker T. Washington National Historic Monument leaving for position in North Carolina. — Appomattox Times-Virginian.

Millwald Theatre in Wytheville plans fall opening. — WDBJ-TV.