Leland Mitchell. Courtesy of Franklin County.

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


Longtime Franklin County Supervisor Leland Mitchell dies. — The Roanoke Times and WSET-TV.

Judge dismisses lawsuit over Virginia’s failure to meet its “bed of last resort” law; involved 9-year old girl from Giles County. — Virginia Mercury.

Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, tours flood damage in Southwest. — WCYB-TV.


Follow-up on Roanoke Starbucks that voted to unionize. — The Roanoke Times.

Army extends Radford arsenal’s contract. — The Roanoke Times.

Centra Health cracks down on workplace violence. — (Lynchburg) News and Advance.

52-unit apartment complex for seniors to be constructed in Danville. — Danville Register and Bee.


New Montesorri school to open in Lynchburg in September — (Lynchburg) News and Advance.

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FloydFest plays original site for the last time; it’s moving. — The Roanoke Times.

A look back at FloydFest over the years. — The Roanoke Times.

Bedford YMCA raising funds for expansion. — (Lynchburg) News and Advance.

Group works to restore quail to Southwest Virginia. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Southwest Virginia builds outdoor rec centers. — Virginia Business.

More than 50 attend event in Danville on how to grow marijuana. — Chatham Star Tribune.

Proposal for no wakesurfing zone at Smith Mountain Lake moves forward. — Franklin News-Post.

Roanoke paints bike lanes green to promote safety. — The Roanoke Times.