Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Politics and government:
U.S. Senate committee backs Robert Ballou for federal judgeship in Western Virginia district. — The Roanoke Times.
Proposed improvements to three Danville parks proposed. — Danville Register and Bee.
Virginia to receive $6.2 million in federal funding for broadband. — Virginia Business.
South Boston planners oppose solar project. — South Boston News & Record.
Group looks to engage public on benefits of clean energy. — South Boston News & Record.
New River Valley Airport eyes expansion. — Southwest Times.
Bistro Brothers BBQ in Lynchburg closes. — WSET-TV.
Big Stone Gap restaurant adds second location in Lebanon. — WCYB-TV.
Virginia State Police won’t release records on former trooper (and Washington County deputy in training) who killed family in California. — Virginia Mercury.
Attorney General Jason Miyares selects outside councsel to review University of Virginia shooting case. — WSLS-TV.
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