Downtown Pound. Photo by Megan Schnabel.

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


New Year’s Eve shooting gives fresh urgency to quell gun-related violence in Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times.

Democrats in General Assembly want more money for schools and mental health. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Reed chosen as new Lynchburg mayor, Faraldi vice mayor. — Lynchburg News and Advance and WDBJ-TV and WSET-TV.

Franklin County supervisors pick new chairman on 4-3 vote. — The Roanoke Times.

Amanda Pillion elected Abingdon mayor. — WCYB-TV.

Bedford re-elects mayor and vice mayor. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Opposing factions unite to elect Pittsylvania County board chair, vice chair. — Chatham Star Tribune and Danville Register and Bee.

LaCrosse mayor dies. — Mecklenburg Sun.

City did not defame police officer with ‘end racism now’ mural, judge rules. — Roanoke Rambler.

House Majority Leader Terry Kilgore, R-Scott County, says he’ll support reinstating town charter for Pound. — WJHL-TV. (For backstory story, see ‘We ask for the opportunity to prove ourselves.’)


Roanoke begins plans for Evans Springs area. — WDBJ-TV.


For-profit nursing school to open in Roanoke Valey. — The Roanoke Times and WSLS-TV. (For background story, see ‘National nursing shortage highlights challenges of expanding nursing programs.’)


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