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


Vineyards ready as grapevine spreads word about spotted lanternfly. — The Roanoke Times.

Montgomery County considering merchant’s tax elimination. — The Roanoke Times.

IDA to consider accepting 7 acres from Danville’s White Mill project. — Danville Register & Bee.


Bird and wildlife watching trail coming to New River Valley. — WDBJ-TV.

Local government:

Burcham sticking around another year as Pulaski town manager. — Southwest Times.

Bristol is in hot water with DEQ over landfill – again. — Bristol Herald-Courier.


Growing number of Virginia colleges waiving SAT and ACT test requirements. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.