Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Gov. Glenn Youngkin plans major expansion of mental health services. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Roanoke’s Henrietta Lacks statue is funded. — The Roanoke Times.
Lynchburg legislators talk politics at pre-session breakfast; state Sen. Steve Newman says reforms by Deeds commission on mental health “broke the system.” — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Federal prosecutor for environmental cases in western Virginia named. — The Roanoke Times.
Community groups ask Attorney General Jason Miyares to close Bristol’s stinky landfill. — WCYB-TV.
Regulators ponder Appalachian Power rate increase. — Virginia Mercury.
Portsmouth casino would be state’s first permanent casino. — Virginia Business.
Central Virginia Health District to host clinics for flu and COVID testing. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
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Virginia Tech time capsule sealed away for 2072. — The Roanoke Times.
Averett University mourns death of retired executive vice president. — Danville Register and Bee.
FBI conducts interviews at Ridgeview High School in Dickenson County; no one says why. — WJHL-TV.
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Construction on Danville splash pad to begin. — Danville Register and Bee.
Patrick & Henry Community College baseball team will play 2023 season in Danville due to stadium renovations. — WSET-TV.