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


Speakers ask Halifax County supervisors to limit solar farms. — South Boston News & Record

Residents question solar farm proposed in Pittsylvania County. — Chatham Star-Tribune.


Caesars looking to hire 400-450 for casino in Danville. — WSLS-TV.

Airport at Hot Springs to get new terminal. — The Recorder.

Fifth craft brewery to open in what some call Roanoke’s “beer alley.” — The Roanoke Times.

Farm market planned in Bent Mountain. — The Roanoke Times.

Developer plans to revitalize Lynchburg’s Bedford Avenue. — Lynchburg News and Advance.


First cohort in Montgomery County to address teacher shortage completes program. — The Roanoke Times.

Grayson County to install artificial turf on football field. — The Galax Gazette.

Jerry Falwell Jr. files suit against Liberty University over alleged benefits. — WSET-TV.

Health care:

New mental health crisis center opens in Lynchburg. — WSET-TV.

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Public safety:

Virginia Department of Foresty employee, who also was vice mayor in Haysi, killed while fighting forest fire in Buchanan County. — WCYB-TV.


Christiansburg Institute to start driving tours to emphasize African American history in Montgomery County. — The Roanoke Times.

Peruvian restaurant, which already has locations in Roanoke and Charlottesville, to open in Lynchburg. — WSET-TV.


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