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.
Lynchburg schools beef up security. — (Lynchburg) News and Advance.
Halifax County still looking for more teachers as school approaches. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.
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.