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


Judge sets bond for former Roanoke councilman Robert Jeffrey. — The Roanoke Times and WDBJ-TV.

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.

Rooftop wine bar coming to Abingdon. — WJHL-TV. (See background story on how Abingdon has won awards for its restaurant scene.)

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.