How COVID cases are rising. Source: Virginia Department of Health.
How COVID cases are rising. Source: Virginia Department of Health.

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


Roanoke City Council discusses gun-related violence. — WDBJ-TV.

Danville mayor and vice mayor re-elected — Danville Register and Bee and Chatham Star-Tribune.

Neal Osborne elected Bristol mayor. — WCYB-TV.

New Bristol mayor says stinky landfill will be top priority. — WJHL-TV.

Federal judge orders mediation over stinky Bristol landfill. — Bristol Now.

SCC Judge Judith Williams Jadgmann hopes her early departure will make it easier to fill seats on the regulatory body. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

State Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin County, will seek re-election. — WSET-TV.

Bloomberg names U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, as one of “10 lawmakers you need to know about.” — WSET-TV.


Property values rise in Roanoke reassessment. — WDBJ-TV.

Floyd County biochar start-up explains its process. — The Roanoke Times.


Timeline for reopening two Lynchburg schools with heating and plumbing problems is unclear, possibly in a week or two — Lynchburg News and Advance and WSET-TV.

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How COVID cases are distributed across the case. Source: Virginia Department of Health.

Health care:

Flu and RSV infections down in the Roanoke Valley but COVID is up. — The Roanoke Times.

COVID in rise in Roanoke and Alleghany health districts. — WSLS-TV.

COVID surge is back in Danville and Pittsylvania County. — Danville Register and Bee.

COVID cases on increase in Halifax County. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.

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Cardiac arrest suffered by Buffalo Bills player was similiar to that which killed a Pulaski County football player at Roanoke’s Victory Stadium in 1997. — The Roanoke Times.

Gretna Branch Library reopens following renovations. — WDBJ-TV.


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