Alexis Grose operates the lathe during class at Vector Space.

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


U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine speaks at Roanoke SCLC event. — The Roanoke Times.

State Sen. Joe Morrissey, D-Richmond, and estranged wife trade allegations in public rift. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Town of Halifax again puts off decision on solar ordinance. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.

Chatham town council member resigns. — Chatham Star Tribune.


Blacksburg biotech firm facing headwinds. — The Roanoke Times.

Lynchburg’s Vector Space plans move, expansion. — Lynchburg News and Advance. (See Cardinal’s background story, ‘Lynchburg program recruits women for machining careers.‘)

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Patrick County economic developer gets to know the community. — Martinsville Bulletin.


Q&A with Montgomery County’s new school superintendent. — The Roanoke Times.

Women leading Virginia Tech’s sexual violence prevention say support and education are keys. — The Roanoke Times.

Amherst County’s board opt-in measure on sexually explicit materials draws concerns from educators. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Health care:

Danville, Pittsylvania now high for COVID transmission. — Danville Register and Bee.

Danville emergency room to get $20 million renovation. — WSET-TV.

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Maple Queen pageant canceled in Highland County; not enough contestants. — The Recorder.


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