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


Governor Youngkin in Mecklenburg County to talk school construction. — Mecklenburg Sun.

Funeral arrangements announced for former Del. Joe Johnson. — WCYB-TV.


Roanoke Gas seeks state approval of renewable energy project that involves converting biogas from sewage treatment plant into natural gas. — The Roanoke Times.

Additional funding eyed to help hotel renovation project in South Boston. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian and South Boston News & Record.


Lynchburg schools beef up security. — (Lynchburg) News and Advance.

Halifax County still looking for more teachers as school approaches. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.

So is Lynchburg. — WSLS-TV and WSET-TV.

Health care:

Covid at least three times higher in Dan River Region now than a year ago but hospitalizations hold steady. — Danville Register and Bee.


Old Fiddlers Convention opens in Galax. — WSLS-TV.