Del. Ronnie Campbell, R-Rockbridge County.
Del. Ronnie Campbell, R-Rockbridge County.

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


Developers of Microsoft site in Mecklenburg County found graves in the woods. Authorities then helped erase the historical Black cemetery. — Pro Publica.

Proposed Montgomery County cigarette tax gets support. — The Roanoke Times.

Special election set for January 10 to fill seat of the late Del. Ronnie Campbell, R-Rockbridge County. So far, only candidate is his widdow, Ellen Campbell. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Danville completes first master plan for children and youth. — Danville Register and Bee.

4th District Republicans again nominate Leon Benjamin; he beats out two other candidates, including former Mecklenburg County School Board Chair Dale Sturdifen. Democrats will nominate their candidate Tuesday. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Former Virginia First Lady Jinx Holton, widow of Linwood Holton, dies at 97. — The Washington Post.

Gov. Glenn Youngkin visits Buchanan County mine. — WJHL-TV.

Law enforcement:

Police chief of Broadnax dies in crash. — WSLS-TV and WSET-TV.


Contractors grading Southern Virginia Mega Site in Pittsylvania County run into bedrock, cost rises from $3 million to $3.7 million. — Danville Register and Bee.


Randolph College announces new graduate theater program. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

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