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


Appalachian Voices sues state, seeking release of carbon market document. — Virginia Mercury and Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Henry County sets deadline to fill school board seat left vacant by death of member. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Halifax County supervisors approve courthouse fix, grudgingly. — South Boston News & Record.

Halifax County administrator apologizes for social media post. — South Boston News & Record.


New boutique opens in downtown Lynchburg. — (Lynchburg) News & Advance and WSET-TV.

Appalachian Power plans power grid upgrades for Grayson County. — WCYB-TV.

Bristol’s food truck park will open Aug. 12. — WCYB-TV.

Health care:

Current covid rates approach those of delta peak in 2021. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Data limits make it harder to detect how much covid is surging. — Virginia Mercury.


United Way of Southwest Virginia sets up fund for flood victims in recent flooding in Wise and Dickenson counties. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Wise County won’t get state aid for recent funding. — Kingsport Times-News.


Gretna library to undergo major renovation. — WDBJ-TV.

Drag show that stirred controversy in Bedford County moves to Lynchburg. — WSET-TV.