Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Politics and government:
Halifax native elected first Black sheriff in Granville, North Carolina. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian
Washington County Courthouse renovation ahead of schedule. — WCYB-TV.
Buchanan County working on buying out homeowners in flood-prone areas. — WCYB-TV.
Downtown Danville businesses see brisk business. — Danville Register and Bee.
U.S. Senate vote averts rail strike. — Virginia Mercury.
Developers of South Boston hotel set to announce partners. — South Boston News & Record.
Grant awarded for new SOVA Beer Trail. — Chatham Star Tribune.
Amherst County schools chief hopeful for addition, renovation to work to begin in May. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Cumberland County schools looking at virtual reality options to expand learning. — Farmville Herald.
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Virginia reports first monkeypox death; monkeypox term being phased out. — Virginia Mercury.
Centra announces new board members for 2023. — WSET-TV.
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Washington County deputy-in-training accused of killing California family blacked out windows to his home in Smyth County. — WCYB-TV.
Here are Liberty University’s bowl possibilities. — WSET-TV.
Climbing group donates land with famous boulder to Grayson Highlands State Park. — WJHL-TV.