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