Courtesy of University of Lynchburg.

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


Democrats nominate Glasgow vice mayor Jade Harris to run in special election for seat of the late Del. Ronnie Campbell, R-Rockbridge County. — WSET-TV.

Roanoke City Council approves third version of proposed rezoning for housing on Brandon Avenue. — The Roanoke Times and Roanoke Rambler.

Virginia Inspector General investigating how state police came to hire the so-called “catfishing cop” who killed a family in California. — Associated Press.


West Virginia segment of Coalfields Expressway to get $25 million. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph

State work group on solar achieves little consensus on regulation. — Virginia Mercury.

Grow Martinsville-Henry County 2022 Awards fives $22,000 to entrepreneurs. — WDBJ-TV.

Hard Rock revenues drop 10% in November. — WJHL-TV.


University of Lynchburg reports $12 million budget deficit. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Virginia Department of Education to release new history standards this week. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Three groups propose alternate standards. — Virginia Mercury.

Southwest Virginia schools facing funding cut-off for part of mental health and counseling services. — Bristol Now

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Former Buena Vista police chief arrested, charged with misuing public funds. — The Roanoke Times.


Follow weather journalist Kevin Myatt on Twitter at @kevinmyattwx and sign up for his free weather email newsletter. His weekly column appears in Cardinal News each Wednesday afternoon. His latest report: “Blacksburg is bullseye for freezing rain probability for Thursday, but it’s 50%+ for at least .01 inch from Blue Ridge to I-77. Thursday brings wintry mix to much of SW/Sside Va, cold rain Thurs PM, windy cold with some snow Fri, then coldest Christmas weekend since 1980s.”

Also: Myatt is interviewed on the Cardinal News Update — Blue Ridge PBS.