Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, releases text for bill that would speed approval for Mountain Valley Pipeline; Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, blasts “highly unusual provisions.” — Reuters, the New York Times and Virginia Mercury. (See background story on Manchin’s pipeline proposal.)
Roanoke council candidates ready for Thursday night forum. — The Roanoke Times.
Danville city council votes to buy wind energy. — Danville Register and Bee.
Rep. Bob Good, R-Campbell County, joins drive to criminalize gender-affirming care for transgender youth. — Virginia Mercury.
Nottoway County registrar says he and staff have had to endure “false accusations, innuendos and outright lies.” — Blackstone Courier-Record.
Prince Edward County School Board fills vacancy left by member resigning to join Board of Supervisors. — The Farmville Herald.
Martinsville seeks input on possible demolition of Paradise Inn. — WSET-TV.
3D-printed houses in Pulaski delayed until spring. — Southwest Times. (See this background story on 3D-printed houses and the project in Pulaski.)
Two electric car charging stations installed in Pulaski. — Southwest Times.
Giles County schools releasing students early Thursday due to expected traffic on roads for Virginia Tech football game. — WSET-TV.
Roanoke dedicates historical marker to lynching victim. — The Roanoke Times.