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