Here are soe of the top stories from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:


Nomination method for face-off between Dels. Marie March and Wren Williams won’t be decided until early 2023. — The Roanoke Times.

State Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin County, urges March and Williams to resolve case outside of court; Patrick County Republicans ask March to stop claiming she represents Patrick County. — Henry County Enterprise. (For background, see our coverage of March swearing out an assault warrant against Williams.)

Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office faces more cases, fewer prosecutors. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Drama continues for Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors over unfilled seat. — Danville Register and Bee.

Bristol leaders talk landfill issue behind closed doors. — WCYB-TV.

Virginia rail plan includes no money for extending Amtrak beyond New River Valley. — WCYB-TV. (For background on possible Amtrak service to Bristol, see this previous story: “No, a Bristol train isn’t going to cost $1.5 billion.”)


Dominion Energy says it’s still evaluating $2 billion pumped storage project in Tazewell County; county officials fears Dominion might still be interested in wind farm there. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph. (Disclosure: Dominion is one of our donors but donors have no say in news decisions; see our policy).


Search continues for ‘forever chemical’ in the Roanoke River. — The Roanoke Times.


VDOT won’t take down champion tree in Craig County. — WDBJ-TV. (For background, see our story on the historic home where former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist of Tennessee now lives.)

Abingdon sports complex pays dividends in first summer of operation. — Bristol Herald Courier.

McAfee Knob shuttle service sees 155 hikers in first month of operation. — WDBJ-TV.