The temporary Bristol Casino (seen here in a photo taken in late June) opened Friday in the former Belk store, around the back of the old mall property. The Hard Rock name won't be attached to the property until the full resort opens in 2024. Photo by Megan Schnabel.

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


State Board of Election issues small fines to Roanoke council candidates Volosin, Jackson. — The Roanoke Times and WDBJ-TV.

Lynchburg hires new deputy city manager; he’s coming from Norfolk. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Danville airport upgrades continue. — Danville Register and Bee. (Background story: ‘Caesar’s breaks ground. Is Danville ready?’)

First month of casino revenue in Bristol means about $50,000 for each of the participanting localities in Southwest Virginia — Bristol, Norton and the counties of  Bland, Buchanan, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise and Wythe. If that continues, $602,000 a year. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Abortion is latest dividing line between the two Bristols. — Virginia Mercury/ Kaiser Health News.


Virginia Western, New River community colleges talk about new infrastructure job initiative. — The Roanoke Times.

Former Pocahontas High School sold to West Virginia-based resort. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Harvest Foundation celebrates 20th anniversary, announces new program. — WDBJ-TV.


Pulaski County grad named dean at the University of Virginia. — Southwest Times.

Halifax County High School grad is one of 20 young academics to receive National Institutes of Health funding. — South Boston News & Record.

Lynchburg schools still have 35 teaching vacancies. — WSET-TV.

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