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


SCC approves latest version of Appalachian Power’s renewable energy plan. — The Roanoke Times.

Two new Franklin County broadband projects to move forward. — The Roanoke Times.

Danville’s ‘underperforming’ Lidl closing July 31. — Danville Register & Bee.

Philpott Dam to undergo major repairs. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Warner meets with Botetourt, Craig leaders on broadband infrastructure. — The Fincastle Herald.

Health care:

COVID-19 activity at a high but stable level, Roanoke health district director says. — The Roanoke Times.


Interim chancellor for community colleges pledges strong partnership with Youngkin following failed hiring process. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.


Griffith defends decision to vote against Finland-Sweden NATO resolution. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Covington treasurer arrested, charged with possession of schedule I or II drugs and divulging confidential tax documents. — The Recorder and WDBJ-TV and The Roanoke Times.