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 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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