Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Republican nomination contest for state Senate between Emily Brewer and Hermie Sadler will be determined by convention. — Smithfield Times.
Roanoke County Clerk Steve McGraw, a Democrat, resigns, endorses Republican as his successor. — The Roanoke Times.
Dialogue on Race group in Montgomery County reports on 10 years of progress. — The Roanoke Times.
Lynchburg City Council to revisit decades-old financial agreement with school board. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
Botetourt officials give update on new courthouse. — WDBJ-TV.
Bristol can avoid lawsuit from state if it enters consent decree. — WJHL-TV. (See background story: ‘The Bristol landfill smells so bad the attorney general is suing. Why does it stink so much?’)
Starbucks opens in South Boston. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian.
Roanoke County receives $800,000 grant for expanding greenway through old landfill to Explore Park. — The Roanoke Times.
Completion of Dick and Willie Trail funded. — Martinsville Bulletin.
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