Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Virginia Secretary of Labor pushes centralization of workforce programs. — The Roanoke Times.
Bedford County approves use of ARPA funds for tourism. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Roanoke City Council urges General Assembly to roll back some criminal justice reforms. — Roanoke Rambler.
Roanoke bus drivers picket after union negotiations stall. — Roanoke Rambler.
Avoiding rail strike is essential, says U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia. — WDBJ-TV.
New CEO of Bedford Chamber named. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Jim McGlothlin of Bristol named Business Person of the Year. — Virginia Business
Mecklenburg County sets limits on student cellphone use to crack down on videos of high school fights making their way to internet. — The Mecklenburg Sun.
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