Mountain Valley Pipeline's proposed Southgate extension would run from Chatham into North Carolina. Courtesy of MVP.

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


Youngkin restores rights to more than 800 former inmates. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Youngkin says Va. will not follow CDC recommendation on COVID shots. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Highland County losing more paid EMS staff. — The Recorder.


Mountain Valley Pipeline halts eminent domain for Southgate extension from Pittsylvania County into North Carolina, but insists project is still on. — Virginia Mercury.

Bank of the James reports record earnings in third quarter. — The (Lynchburg) News & Advance.

Event held in Roanoke to interest girls in construction careers. — The Roanoke Times and WDBJ-TV.

Small business owners in Roanoke’s Grandin Village work together. — The Roanoke Times.

Lynchburg health care providers work to retain, recruit nurses during staffing shortage. – Lynchburg News & Advance. (Backgrounder: See our previous story ‘National nursing shortage highlights challenges of expanding nursing programs.’)

Artisan bakery opens in Lynchburg area. — Lynchburg News & Advance.

Danville’s White Mill project delayed, awaiting financing on $85 million project to close. — Danville Register and Bee.


Board of Education delays review of history, social sciences standards again. — Virginia Mercury.

Youngkin’s education policies decried at meeting of Montgomery County School Board. — The Roanoke Times.

JMU fundraising campaign brings in $251 million. — Virginia Business.

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Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council receives $800,000 donation from billionaire MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. — The Roanoke Times. (Backgrounder: Last week she gave $13 million to the Danville Regional Foundation; see our story.)

Liberty University has first home sell-out for football. — WDBJ-TV and WSET-TV.


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