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.
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
Want more education news? There’s no full-time education reporter west of Richmond covering education. You can help fix that. Help us fund this position. From now until the end of the year, NewsMatch will double your gift of up to $1,000.
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.