Terry Hill Jr. (in cap) and his family at Massie Mobile Home Park. Photo by Sarah Rupp.

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


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