Flood damage in the Pilgrim's Knob section of Buchanan County. Photo by Lakin Keene.

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


U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, says FEMA shortchanges rural areas, cites response in Buchanan County. — WCYB-TV.

Judge lets 60-foot flagpole, which is flying Confederate flag, stand in Farmville. — The Farmville Herald.

Bedford County sheriff seeks second term. — Lynchburg News and Advance and WSET-TV.

House committee kills bill that would have allowed sentences to be modified after 15 years with good behavior. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Environmental and agricultural groups reach compromise over deadline on farm practices to reduce runoff; state Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Augusta County, had introduced a bill on this. — Virginia Mercury.

Another public hearing set for proposed 5-megawatt solar project in town of Halifax. — South Boston News & Record.

Rumors swirl about status of South Hill town manager. — South Hill Enterprise and Mecklenburg Sun.


Food insecurity grows in Highland County. — The Recorder.

Bristol Casino reports $13.4 million in revenue in January. — WJHL-TV.


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