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


Montgomery County supervisors approve request for more school resource officers. — The Roanoke Times.

Montgomery County supervisors to vote soon on cigarette tax. — The Roanoke Times.

Red flag laws rarely used in Roanoke, New River valleys. — The Roanoke Times.

Third member of Richlands Town Council quits, citing “toxic work environment. — WVVA-TV.

Abortion rights protest staged in Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times.

State Board of Elections to discusss 11 complaints against Roanoke council candidate Peter Volosin. — The Roanoke Times and WDBJ-TV and WSLS-TV.


Royal Farms convenience chain coming to Bristol. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Music store in Vinton burns; $100,000 worth of instruments lost. — WSLS-TV.


Randolph College group researching how children engage with multimedia music. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Liberty University mourns death of longtime professor, dean emeritus. — WSET-TV.

Group opposes changes to the former Lee Chapel, now University Chapel, at Washington & Lee University. — WSET-TV.

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SoFHA opens new Adavanced Internal Medicine in Bristol. — Bristol Herald Courier.

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Alice Cooper, Ice Cube, Stone Temple Pilots, Daughtry and Nelly among headliners for Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Halifax County this September. — South Boston News & Record.

Hundreds of cyclists compete for national title in the Roanoke Valley. — WSLS-TV.