Ferrum College. Courtesy of the school.

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


New Ferrum College leader aims to boost fall enrollment. — The Roanoke Times.

Liberty to pay off $189 million in bonds early. — Virginia Business.


Virginia’s new cannabis authority faces more responsibilities, possible budget cuts. — Virginia Mercury.


Bristol Casino announces partnership with the Cameo. — Kingsport Times-News.

Chatham residents asked to speak on solar panel ordinance. — Chatham Star Tribune.

Ridgeway solar farm approved. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Hemp businesses fear fallout from potential new legislation. — WDBJ-TV.


Booker T. Washington National Monument Tobacco Barn to finish restoration. — Smith Mountain Eagle.

McAfee Knob trailhead shuttle returns Friday. — WDBJ-TV.


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