Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Senate rejects environmental permitting measure by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, that would have greenlighted the Mountain Valley Pipeline on 47-47 vote; President Biden had endorsed the bill. — The Hill. (See background story: “Manchin’s deal on Mountain Valley Pipeline is in jeopardy.”)
Del. Lamont Bagby drops out of congressional race, endorses state Sen. Jennifer McClellan for Democratic nomination for 4th District seat. — Richmond Times-Dispatch. (See background story: “Rep. McEachin’s death may scramble 2025 governor’s race.”)
Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s budget proposal calls for tax cuts, merit raises for teachers, and more. — Virginia Mercury.
Lynchburg City Council approves nearly 200-unit development. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
It also rejects a proposal for more than 300 apartments. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Danville officials working on plan to preserve architetural and cultural history. — Danville Register and Bee.
Two speakers criticize Nottoway County School Board member for his comments on women and some social media posts. — Blackstone Courier-Record.
Axton solar project in Henry County approved. — Martinville Bulletin.
Smyth County Commonwealth’s Attorney says Washington County’s heavily criticized warrantless search of home of “catfishing cop” was justified. — Smyth County News & Messenger.
Surging Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs hockey team drawing a crowd. — The Roanoke Times.
Rooster Walk adds St. Paul & The Broken Bones to its 2023 line-up. — The Roanoke Times.
Virginia International Raceway announces 2023 schedule. — WSET-TV.