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


No decision yet on whether Martinsville should demolish the Paradise Inn. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Price of new Halifax County high school goes up by $16.5 million. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian and South Boston News & Record.

New Bath County administrator will start in mid-October. — WDBJ-TV.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, criticizes Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s transgender policy. — WSET-TV.


Galax nursing program aims to fill staff shortages. — WSLS-TV. (For background, see our previous story “National nursing shortage highlights challenges of expanding nursing programs.


Virginia Tech dedicates plaza to family of first known Black employee. — WDBJ-TV.

Tazewell County offers free CDL classes. — WVVA-TV.


Buchanan County, hit by two major floods in two years, preps for Hurricane Ian. — WCYB-TV (Want weather news? Sign up for our new weather newsletter featuring weather columnist Kevin Myatt.)