A rendering of the future Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Bristol. Courtesy of Hard Rock.

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


Former Rep. Tom Garrett speaks about life about politics; his work now in helping persecuted religious groups overseas. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Lt. Gov. Earle-Sears campaigns for Republican council candidates in Roanoke. — WDBJ-TV.


Groundbreaking for Hard Rock Casino in Bristol set for November. — Focus Gaming News.

Montgomery County home values continue to rise. — The Roanoke Times.

Why Danville isn’t sharing casino revenues with Pittsylvania County. — Danville Register and Bee.


School enrollment up in some places, down in others. — The Roanoke Times.

Health care:

Sovah Health-Danville receives chest pain center accreditation. — Danville Register and Bee.

COVID numbers look better in Dan River Region. — Danville Register and Bee.

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Jazz event coming to Lynchburg. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Lottery for elk hunt in Southwest draws 30,000 applicants. — Virginia Mercury.

Barter Theatre announces new season. — WJHL-TV.


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