Lynchburg City Hall. Photo by Joe Stinnett.
Lynchburg City Hall. Photo by Joe Stinnett.

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


Lynchburg Vice Mayor Chris Faraldi files paperwork to launch petition for elected school board. — Lynchburg News and Advance. (See background story on elected school boards in Virginia.)

Montgomery County School Board member Sue Kass won’t seek re-election. — The Roanoke Times.

In Lynchburg, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, talks electric school buses, teacher shortages. — Lynchburg News and Advance and WDBJ-TV and WSLS-TV and WSET-TV.

Tax revenues higher than projected in Danville. — Danville Register and Bee.

General Assembly passes bill by Del. Kathy Byron, R-Bedford County, to make it easier to prosecute shoplifting gangs. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

General Assembly passes bill to restore regulators’ authority to set electric rates. — Virginia Mercury.

Roanoke started a commission to reduce gun-related violence. It’s become a lightning rod. — The Roanoke Rambler.

Frank Fox announces candidacy for Pittsylvania County supervisor. — Chatham Star-Tribune.

Attorney General Jason Miyares visits Farmville. — The Farmville Herald.


Construction for unidentified company begins at old General Electric site in Salem. — WSLS-TV.


At VMI, two classmates — one Black, one white — at war over institution’s future. — The Washington Post.

Mecklenburg County names Blacksburg High School graduate Scott Worner as new superintendent. — The Mecklenburg Sun.

Health care:

Health department warns against swimming in Powell River following accidental sewage discharge in Wise County. — WCYB-TV.


Tri-County Lakes Administrative Board approves no-wake zone for Eagle’s Roost part of Smith Mountain Lake. — The Roanoke Times.

Christiansburg Institute, a nonprofit devoted to Black history, hoping to find a big donor. — The Roanoke Times.

Country singer Jackson Dean to perform at Dr Pepper Park in Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times.

Riddick Dance to perform at Piedmont Arts. — Martinsville Bulletin.


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