Here are some of the top stories from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
VDOT says new study could reduce cost of Coalfields Expressway. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Ten Virginia colleges will freeze tuition as Gov. Glenn Youngkin wanted; University of Virginia won’t. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Laptops, election flash drives from Nottoway County found in Sussex County; investigation underway. — Blackstone Courier-Record.
Norton to seek outdoor drinking zone. — Norton Coalfield Progress. (Background story on what a ‘designated outdoor refreshment area’ is.)
Solar farm in Ridgeway approved. — Martinsville Bulletin. (Background story: “Is Virginia at a solar crossroads?“)
Richmond Fed president visits Southside. — South Boston News & Record.
Living Proof Beer opens in Franklin County. — Franklin News-Post.
Bristol casino set for week of events. — Kingsport Times-News.
In federal filings, Liberty University blasts Jerry Falwell Jr.; also discloses it paid $2.4 million in severence. — Chronicle of Higher Education.
Jim Sears retires after three decades with Roanoke’s Center in the Square. — WDBJ-TV.
Russell County woman becomes internet sensation after she dominates the Virginia Kentucky Fair. — The Washington Post.
Bristol has its first Indian restaurant. — Bristol Now