Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
West Virginia senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito lament that Senate hasn’t passed bill greenlighting Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would transport natural gas from northwestern West Virginia to Chatham, Virginia. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph. (See background story: ‘Manchin’s deal on Mountain Valley Pipeline in jeopardy.‘)
Racist imagery on Patrick County Republican website a mistake, party leaders say. — The Roanoke Times.
State Republican Party condemns image, orders investigation. — WDBJ-TV.
Blacksburg commission backs hotel height request. — The Roanoke Times.
Solar farms are hot issue in Iriswood. — Martinsville Bulletin.
Warm Springs Pools set to re-open Dec. 16. — The Recorder. (See background story on the renovations.)
Highland County supervisors contribute to renovation of The Highland Inn. — The Recorder.
Broadband expansion in Henry County detailed. — The Henry Enterprise.
Do universities restrict free speech? Presidents at Virginia Tech and Radford weigh in. — The Roanoke Times.
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With ‘trifecta’ of covid, flu and RSV rising, Sovah Heath-Danville’s emergency room sometimes filled to capacity. — Danville Register and Bee.
Ballad Health reports more than 100 with covid. — WCYB-TV.
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Drug overdoses challenge Roanoke region’s ‘broken system.’ — The Roanoke Times.
Millwald Theatre in Wytheville opens. — Wytheville Enterprise. (See background story on the re-opening of small theatres across Southwest and Southside.)
On split vote, Monterey votes to buy snow removal equipment. — The Recorder.
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