Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Del. Kathy Byron, R-Bedford County, and state Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford County, file bill to ban most abortions after 15 weeks; bill will face tougher road now that Democrats have expanded Senate majority to 22-18. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
State Sens. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin County, and Frank Ruff, R-Mecklenburg County, discuss legislation they will sponsor. — Chatham Star-Tribune.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine to speak in Roanoke. — WSLS-TV.
Kaine discusses immigration, border security. — WSET-TV.
Martinsville terminates bid to revert to town status. — WSET-TV.
Mecklenburg County supervisors reject utility-scale solar project near Boydton. — The Mecklenburg Sun.
Concerns raised over structural integrity of bridge in Mecklenburg County. — The Mecklenburg Sun.
Christiansburg Marketplace to add second anchor tenant. — The Roanoke Times.
Caesar’s begins hiring for Danville casino. — Chatham Star-Tribune.
Lynchburg schools awarded $8.4 million grant for mental health programs. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Fired Montgomery County school superintendent to run for school board. — WDBJ-TV.
2023 marks 40th year of late model race at South Boston Speedway. — Martinsville Bulletin.
January Jams return to the Barter Theatre for first time since pandemic. — Bristol Now
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