Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Pulaski County sheriff, commonwealth’s attorney quit Democratic Party, will back Republicans. — The Roanoke Times and WSLS-TV.
Franklin County school employees to get retention bonuses. — The Roanoke Times.
Lawmakers still haven’t agreed on how to fill two Supreme Court vacancies. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Environmental group sues to protect type of mussels found in Southwest Virginia. — Virginia Mercury.
Charlotte County Board of Supervisors hits impasse on 3,000-acre Randolph solar project. — The Charlotte Gazette. (Background story: “Is Virginia at a solar crossroads?“)
Bristol chamber earns five-star rating. — Bristol Herald Courier.
South Boston Farmers Market turns 35. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.
Southern Virginia Higher Education Center to start classes on HVAC and welding. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.
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Virginia Department of Health redefines “recent” exposure, diverses from CDC. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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