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


Former Roanoke councilman Robert Jeffrey faces prison. — The Roanoke Times.

New Blacksburg police chief named. — The Roanoke Times.

Bedford County supervisors brainstorm nursing home advisory committee. — Lynchburg News and Advance and WDBJ-TV. (Background story: “Vaccine mandate prompts Bedford County to sell nursing home.” It later decided otherwise.)

Bedford supervisors approve townhouses in Forest on 4-3 vote. — Lynchburg News and Advance and WDBJ-TV.

Two Bristols reach agreement on landfill complaint. — Bristol Herald Courier and WJHL-TV

Divided South Boston council approves tax increase. — South Boston News & Record.



Incoming chancellor of state community college system backs out. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Virginia Tech keeps tuition flat for in-state undergraduates; raises it for others. — Richmond Times-Dispatch and WDBJ-TV.

Radford University raises tuition for in-state undergraduates. — WDBJ-TV.

New Halifax superintendent to study consolidating elementary schools. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.

New Christian school to open in South Boston. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.

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New rooftop restaurant coming to Abingdon. — Bristol Herald Courier. (See this background story on Abingdon’s award-winning restaurant scene.)