Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Barbara Jean Taylor, wife of Roanoke’s first Black mayor, dies at 88. — The Roanoke Times.
Little appetite for Sen. Joe Manchin’s environmental permitting bill in lame-duck session; would pave way for construction of Mountain Valley Pipeline — Virginia Mercury. (See Cardinal’s background story on the proposal.)
Kenbridge makes history twice — by electing first female mayor and first Black mayor. — Blackstone Courier-Record.
Bedford County to hold public hearing for proposed major development in Moneta. — WDBJ-TV.
Alden Global Capital, which has been buying up newspapers across the country, now owns more than 80 trailer parks, perhaps 100. — National Public Radio. (See background story in Cardinal News about Alden’s purchase of a trailer park in Montgomery County).
Building in Danville being renovated into boutique hotel. — Danville Register and Bee.
Lynchburg’s Beacon of Hope scholarship program to become demonstration project for national program. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
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WDBJ-TV anchor Robin Reed to retire. — The Roanoke Times
Public radio programming in Southwest Virginia expands at WISE-FM. — Bristol Now