Here are the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Pittsylvania County planners approve two solar projects. — Chatham Star Tribune.
International City/County Management Association censures Amherst County administrator, says he engages in political activity by attending Libertarian convention and seeking appointment to state redistricting commission. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Report estimates cost of eliminating odors from Bristol landfill at $15 million. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Increase in panhandlers sparks concern in Danville. — Chatham Star Tribune.
Firefighter opens restaurant in Glade Spring as a tribute to first responders. — Bristol Herald Courier.
Blue Ridge PBS brings first-ever all-digital TV station to Southwest Virginia. — The Roanoke Times.
Rookie Altavista police officer saves man’s life on third week on job. — Altavista Journal.
Emory & Henry hires softball coach. – WCYB-TV.
Danville’s Malik Clements slated to start for Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Canadian Football League showdown of undefeated teams. — Winnipeg Free Press. (Background story: “Aspiring dentist from Danville first aims for football career in Canada.“)