A Dominion Energy solar farm in Powhatan County. Courtesy of Dominion Energy.

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


Mecklenburg planners call for cap on solar panel acreage. — Mecklenburg Sun.

Mountain Valley Pipeline does not threaten endangered species, federal agency finds. — The Roanoke Times.

Virginians bet $513 million on sports in January. — Virginia Business.

Visitors to Blue Ridge Parkway topped 15 million last year. — The Roanoke Times.

Virginia railroad union says safety concerns have been rising amid cost-saving moves. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.


Virginia State Superintendent Jillian Balow resigns. — Richmond Times-Dispatch, Virginia Mercury.

Virginia residents are more educated than ever before. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.


Virginia lawmakers send Parole Board transparency bill to Youngkin. — Virginia Mercury.

Pound council fills vacancy. — The Coalfield Progress.

As frustration mounts on vacancy, open judge seat ‘poses a great injustice to the residents,’ Danville Bar Association president says. — Danville Register & Bee.


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