State Capitol. Photo by Markus Schmidt.
State Capitol. Photo by Markus Schmidt.

Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets in Southwest and Southside:

Politics:

I-81 funds to speed up construction in Roanoke County. — The Roanoke Times.

Third version of Brandon Road development gets planning commission approval. — The Roanoke Times and WDBJ-TV.

Economy:

Montgomery County property values up 30% on average. — The Roanoke Times.

Solar proposal in South Boston withdrawn, for now. — South Boston News & Record.

Education:

Report by state watchdog agency JLARC says community colleges and schools have enough funding to cover all costs of dual enrollment students. — Richmond Times-Dispatch. (See background story: “Schools await details on Youngkin’s plan to boost dual enrollment.“)

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Courts:

Washington County coworkers of ‘catfishing cop’ who killed family in California removed items from his home before official search. — The Los Angeles Times.

Washington County sheriff disputes this characterization; likens entry to firefighters entering a burning building to save lives; says his office immediately relayed information to California authorities as case unfolded. — Southwest Virginia Today and WCYB-TV and WJHL-TV.

Culture:

Northwest Roanoke nonprofit building new community garden. — The Roanoke Times.

Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken coming to Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times.

Weather:

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Dwayne Yancey

Yancey is editor of Cardinal News. His opinions are his own. You can reach him at dwayne@cardinalnews.org.