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


Pride Month book display taken down after complaints at Forest library in Bedford County. — WSET-TV.

Roanoke’s Gun Violence Commission responds to complaints about the grants it awarded. — The Roanoke Times.

Danville adopts regulations for urban agriculture. — Chatham Star Tribune.

Roanoke registar files police report; says campaign signs vandalized and passing drivers have harrassed staff and would-be voters. — Roanoke Rambler.

The late Bob Slaughter of Roanoke, D-Day veteran who led push for National D-Day Memorial, is awarded Congressional Gold Medal. — WDBJ-TV.


Tyson Foods names new manager of Danville plant. — Danville Register and Bee.

Mecklenburg County’s first Juneteenth celebration to recognize Black-owned businesses. — The Mecklenburg Sun.

Distillery destroyed in fire. — Farmville Herald.

Grayson County group objects to aerial spraying of tree farms. — Galax Gazette.

Strip mine request under study. — Norton Coalfield Progress.


Health district director says covid counts are “stable.” — The Roanoke Times and WDBJ-TV.


Horse and buggy accidents are increasing as Amish population increases; cites cases in Buckingham, Cumberland and Pittsylvania counties. — Virginia Mercury.