Catawba Hospital. Courtesy of Catawba Hospital.

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


Outgoing Lynchburg vice mayor reflects on term; Beau Wright among incumbents who lost re-election bid. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

First report on Catawba Hospital makes case for transforming Roanoke County facility into substance abuse treatment center; Del. Sam Rasoul, D-Roanoke, had made push for this. — WDBJ-TV.


Franklin County supervisors back away from recreation areas at Summit View Business Park; some business prospects had concerns about multiple uses for the site. — The Roanoke Times.

Some employees at Fatback Soul Shack learned the Christiansburg restaurant had closed through a Facebook post; restaurant was owned by Del. Marie March, R-Floyd County. — The Roanoke Times.


Burst water pipe damages Fries Theatre in Grayson County. — WDBJ-TV.

Horse rescued from frozen pond in Bedford County dies. — WDBJ-TV.

Details on Virginia’s first elk hunt released — six hunters selected, biggest elk felled was 852 pounds. — WCYB-TV. (See background story: “Virginia’s expanding elk herd a growing draw in Buchanan County.”)


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