Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
South Boston is buying flood-prone properties and will turn them into green space. — South Boston News & Record.
Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, to lead House investigation into origins of COVID pandemic. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph.
Pennington Gap vice mayor passes away at 77. — WCYB-TV.
Proposed solar facility in Elliston stirs debate. — The Roanoke Times.
Pittsylvania planners to take up application for solar farm that would take up 1,555 acres. — Chatham Star-Tribune.
Panera closes location at Valley View Mall, plans another nearby with drive-through space. — The Roanoke Times.
Roanoke County schools scrap equity position. — The Roanoke Times.
Roanoke County to seek additional funding for shuttle service to McAfee Knob. — The Roanoke Times.
Wolfbane Productions in Appomattox wins nine awards from Broadway World. — Appomattox Times-Virginian.
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