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


Despite law, few Virginia school districts adopt state model transgender policies. — Virginia Mercury.

Lynchburg-area food bank packing more weekend take-home bags than ever for students. — The (Lynchburg) News & Advance.

Virginia Tech, UVa move up in U.S. News ranking of best colleges. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Local government:

Roanoke jail seeks name change as new inmate program launches. — The Roanoke Times.


P&HCC athletics partners with Daly Seven hotels. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Gas prices in Roanoke down 7.8 cents in the past week. — WDBJ-TV.


Blue Ridge Rock Festival flawed but ‘awesome.’ — (South Boston) News & Record.

With a passion for science, Danville center breaks record for summer visitors. — Danville Register & Bee.

Rosanne Cash sings final note in successful Rhythm & Roots festival. — Bristol Herald Courier.


Jens Soering speaks out after DNA testing resurfaces in 1985 Haysom murders. — WSET-TV.