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


Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, issues statement to explain vote against semiconductor bill. — WSET-TV.


Buckingham County solar facility may face fines. — The Farmville Herald.

Hemp company opens for business in Highland County. — The Recorder.

Ballad Health announces pay increase for nurses. — WCYB-TV.


Gov. Glenn Youngkin declares new state of emergency in Southwest for new round of flooding. — WDBJ-TV and WSLS-TV and WCYB-TV and WJHL-TV.

At least 8 dead across state line in Kentucky. — WJHL-TV.

Dickenson, Wise clean up after latest round of flooding. — Bristol Herald Courier and WJHL-TV.

Pound family recounts rescue from flooding. — WCYB-TV.

Evacuations in Coeburn. — WCYB-TV and WJHL-TV.

Numerous roads in Dickenson closed. — WCYB-TV.


Southern Virginia Higher Education Center shows off new Center of Nursing Excellence. — (Halifax) Gazette-Virginian.

Halifax County chooses Richmond contractor for new high school. — South Boston News & Record.

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Health care:

New cases of covid are six times higher now than they were a year ago. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Galax has highest covid rate in Virginia. — The Galax Gazette.

Lynchburg General Hospital ranked seventh in Virginia. — WSET-TV.

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Martinsville Speedway to remove some seats and replace with grassy areas. — Martinsville Bulletin.

FlodyFest begins final year at current site; it’s moving. — WSLS-TV.