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


Abingdon finance director takes aim at deficit at town’s recreation center. — Bristol Herald Courier.

9th district Democratic candidate for Congress admits 2013 DUI conviction. — Kingsport Times-News.


Wing wants to add “public delivery zone” to its package-by-drone service in Christiansburg. — The Roanoke Times. (Background story: “Two years after launch, Wing takes its Christiansburg lessons to Texas.”)

Blacksburg apartments sell for $4.75 million. — Virginia Business.

Economic growth slowing, recession likely, ODU study says. — Virginia Business.

NCAA baseball tournament bringing business to Blacksburg restaurants. — WSLS-TV.


Some college degrees never pay off. Others provide an immediate return. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Three Lynchburg-area private college seek to counter tuition increases. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Foundtion hands out $295,000 in scholarships to Dan River Region students. — Danville Register and Bee.

Martinsville School Board renews superintendent’s contract. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Major renovations are coming to Amherst County High School. — WSET-TV.

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Norton dedicates historical marker to first integrated Little League in the South. — WCYB-TV. (See this background story on the team.)

Barter Theatre returns to its roots with ‘Barter Day’ that allows patrons to barter for tickets. — WCYB-TV.