An Amtrak train in Roanoke. Courtesy of Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.

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


Monacan Nation dispute over management heads to federal court. — WSET-TV.

Tennessee law drives homeless people across the border to Bristol. — WCYB-TV.


Amtrak’s second train from Roanoke begins service. — The Roanoke Times and WSLS-TV and WSET-TV. (Background stories: “Could Virginia get an east-west train from Chritiansburg to Newport News?” and “No, a train to Bristol isn’t going to cost $1.5 billion.“)

New Radford University president talks priorities. — The Roanoke Times.

Cookie store to open in Lynchburg. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Union workers continue strike at General Dynamics in Marion. — WCYB-TV.

Casino traffic study underway, Bristol says. — WJHL-TV.

Bristol Casino draws “thousands” in first weekend of operation. — WJHL-TV.


MercyMe returns to Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times and WSLS-TV.

Commission to hold hearing on proposed no wakesurfing zone at Smith Mountain Lake. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Virginia bans water balloons, which puts a crimp in Smith Mountain Lake Pirate Days. — Danville Register and Bee.

Former Tunstall High School star now with Arizona Diamondbacks to play in MLB All-Star Game. — Chatham Star Tribune.

Former Halifax County star to pitch in MLB Futures Game. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian

Tickets going fast for Cantalope Festival. — South Boston News & Record.