Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets in Southwest and Southside:
I-81 funds to speed up construction in Roanoke County. — The Roanoke Times.
Montgomery County property values up 30% on average. — The Roanoke Times.
Solar proposal in South Boston withdrawn, for now. — South Boston News & Record.
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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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.
Northwest Roanoke nonprofit building new community garden. — The Roanoke Times.
Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken coming to Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times.