Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
City manager says Bristol’s homeless situation is a ‘crisis.’ — Bristol Herald Courier.
Joe Cobb, Luke Priddy are top fund-raisers in Roanoke city council race. — The Roanoke Times.
Federal prosecutors to be on look out for fraud or intimidation. — The Roanoke Times.
Danville council candidates answer questions. — Danville Register and Bee.
Martinsville police officer would have to quit job if elected to council. — Martinsville Bulletin.
State report says one agency should regulate gambling in Virginia. — Virignia Mercury.
Grayson County seeks new county administrator following retirement. — The Galax Gazette.
Amtrak routes in Virginia see record ridership. — WSLS-TV.
Meeting on possible gold mining in Buckingham County cancelled; just one meeting left before draft report. — The Farmville Herald. (For background on why there’s gold in Buckingham County, see our previous story ‘Below the James, under the earth.‘)
Giles County applies for broadband funding; internet provider objects. — WDBJ-TV.
Clinchco aims to have business incubator. — WJHL-TV.
Neko Case to play Jefferson Center in Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times.
Improvements coming to Devil’s Bathtub trails in Scott County. — WJHL-TV.