Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Former Del. Joe Johnson, D-Abingdon, passes away. — Bristol Herald Courier and WCYB-TV.
Virginia’s guidance on contextualizing war monuments: A slow crawl on rethinking images depicting the Confederacy. — The Roanoke Times.
Former Pittsylvania County administrator files assault and battery charge against dock manager at Smith Mountain Lake; says he was pushed into the water after dispute over ‘no wake’ regulations. — Chatham Star Tribune.
New South Metals expands in Henry County. — Martinsville Bulletin.
Commercial landlords feel bullish about Roanoke region. — The Roanoke Times.
Books By The Pound opens in Lynchburg. — WDBJ-TV.
Montgomery County School Board narrows candidates. — The Roanoke Times.
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Poplar Forest opens parkway that Thomas Jefferson designed and intended to construct. — (Lynchburg) News and Advance.
Lynchburg non-profits honoring Anne Spencer and Dr. Robert Walter “Whirlwind” Johnson receive grants. — (Lynchburg) News and Advance.
Saying she “can’t stand the chaos,” Danville museum director to resign. — Danville Register and Bee.
Whitesnake cancels Roanoke show due to singer’s illness. — WDBJ-TV.