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


Platform to help Smyth County’s vulnerable children and their families launches. — Bristol Herald Courier.


With hemp regulations passed, future legal cannabis market still to be determined. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.


Alpacas provide basis for agritourism business in Gretna. — (Chatham) Star Tribune.


Worner tapped to lead Mecklenburg County schools. — Mecklenburg Sun.

Norton schools to get internet upgrade. — The Coalfield Progress.


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