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.
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.)
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