Truckers playing skill games at Hermie Sadler's truck stop in Emporia. Photo by Markus Schmidt.

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


Bill by House Majority Leader Terry Kilgore, R-Scott County, that would have legalized and taxed skill games is dead for now; however, their status remains unresolved until a lawsuit goes to trial this spring. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph and WSET-TV.

State of the County address highlights success in Botetourt County. — The Roanoke Times.

House Republicans won’t take up 20 constitutional amendments still in committee. — Virginia Mercury.

First responder mental health is priority for Deputy House Majority Leader Israel O’Quinn, R-Washington County. — WCYB-TV.


Martinsville Speedway promotes Karen Parker to VP of business operations. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Farmville Downtown Partnership launches retail committee to keep stores downtown. — The Farmville Herald.

Sam Snead Tavern in Hot Springs to expand. — The Recorder.

Historic home in Covington turned into bed and breakfast. — The Recorder.


Board of Education moves forward on Gov. Youngkin’s history standards. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Structure damage at Castlewood High School causes concern. — WCYB-TV.

Health care:

Urgent care clinic opens in Smyth County. — WJHL-TV.

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Danville Otterbots manager will return for third season. — Chatham Star-Tribune.


Nikki Giovanni documentary wins at Sundance. — The Roanoke Times.

Former YMCA in Collinsville turned into indoor recreation center. — WDBJ-TV.


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