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


Danville hiring more economic development, tourism staff to handle increased workload. — Danville Register and Bee.

Six candidates seeking three seats on Ridgeway town council; one is 18. — Martinsville Bulletin.

County planners to consider expanding permitted uses of RVs and campgrounds. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.


Lynchburg non-profit runs internship program for high school students to explore careers. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Availability of contractors blamed as Starbucks opening pushed back. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.

Roanoke tears down old hotel that had become eyesore; to become greenspace. — WSLS-TV.


Radford University sees enrollment decrease but freshman GPA rises. — WSET-TV. See background story: “Some colleges are seeing lowest enrollment in 30 years.”

Concerns grow over bus delays in Roanoke; blamed on shortage of drivers. — WDBJ-TV.


New state funding could help mussels make a comeback. — Virginia Mercury.

Moton Museum in Farmville could be nominated for World Heritage site. — Farmville Herald.

Roanoke group hopes to inspire interest in the dulcimer. — WDBJ-TV.