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


Bedford County School Board narrowly approves committee to review challenged books. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Water treatment to target ‘forever chemical’ at Spring Hollow Reservoir. — The Roanoke Times.

Lynchburg City Council approves resolution to name bridge after Elliot and Rosel Schewel. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Bristol will sell former elementary school. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Democrats and Republicans turn to PAC money in Roanoke City Councial races. — The Roanoke Rambler.


New indoor farming operation coming to Chesterfield County would supplant Pittsylvania’s AeroFarms as world’s largest. — Virginia Business. For background story on AeroFarms, see our advancer on its opening.

Ridge View Bank to build headquarters at site of former Red Lobster in Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times.

Lynchburg fire marshal condemns five apartments as unsafe. — Lynchburg News and Advance.


Youngkin wants to fund lab schools at private colleges. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Enrollment is up 5% at Danville Community College. — Danville Register and Bee.

Danville teacher vacancies down to single digits. — Chatham Star Tribune.

Absenteeism is a problem in schools. — Farmville Herald.


NASCAR announces 2023 schedule; April and October races in Martinsville, April and September races in Bristol. —

Hawk festival in Washington County provides opportunity to view migrating hawks. — WJHL-TV.