Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Jody Pyles announces Republican challenge to Del. Jason Ballard, R-Giles County, in House District 42. — The Roanoke Times.
Virginia lawmakers consider restoring part of tax deduction for sports betting apps. — Virginia Mercury.
Youngkin to meet donors in Dallas, stirring talk of a presidential bid. — The Washington Post.
Youngkin says he will sign legislation ending higher insurance premiums for tobacco users. — Virginia Mercury.
Buckingham County electoral board won’t renew registrar’s contract. — The Farmville Herald.
Death rate of American kids has surged, VCU researchers say. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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Worries voiced over proposed travel center, truck stop in Montgomery County. — The Roanoke Times.
Appalachian Power announces power line upgrades between McDowell, Buchanan counties. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph.
Uber expands in-app audio recording safety feature to Roanoke. — WDBJ-TV.
Solar objections in Patrick County aired at Board of Supervisors meeting. — Martinsville Bulletin.
No response, no comment: Wise County School Board members mum on public comments about racism. — Kingsport Times News.
Virginia Tech hosts mock European Summit for local students. — WDBJ-TV.
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