Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Four run for two seats on Salem City Council; one breaks with tradition by running with party affiliation. — The Roanoke Times.
“Not our province.” Lynchburg council rejects 5-2 a resolution to condemn vandalism at Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center. — (Lynchburg) News & Advance.
Lynchburg to receive $500,000 from EPA to redevelop brownfields. — (Lynchburg) News & Advance.
Danville officials seek state money for connector road to mega site in Pittsylvania County. — Danville Register and Bee.
Martinsville pauses on solar project. — Martinsville Bulletin.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says chip legislation is historic. — WDBJ-TV.
Mountain Valley Pipeline wants another four years to finish the job. Virginians remain split. — Virginia Mercury.
Former power station in Mecklenburg County demolished. — Mecklenburg Sun.
Axe-throwing restaurant to open in Bristol. — WCYB-TV.
FedEx center in Washington County to create 250 jobs. — Bristol Now
Carilion Roanoke Memorial named fifth best in state. — WSLS-TV.
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Buchanan County flood:
Preliminary damage estimates to be completed Friday. — Bristol Herald Courier.
More flooding in Buchanan County. — WJHL-TV.
See this background story on Buchanan County flooding.
Franklin County in dire need of bus drivers. — WSLS-TV.
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Future FloydFest site may be cooler than the current one. — The Roanoke Times.