The State Capitol. Photo by Markus Schmidt.

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


Virginia lawmakers see state budget compromise in the works. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

What this year’s big electric utility bill does. — Virginia Mercury.

State Corporation Commission, with 1 judge and 2 vacancies, falls prey to power politics. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Roanoke City Council hosts first public hearing on enforcing curfew for kids. — WDBJ-TV.

Bristol makes way to borrow millions for landfill work. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Henry County sheriff to retire. — Martinsville Bulletin.

DeAnthony “DA” Pierce becomes third Democrat to seek nomination following John Edwards’ nomination. — The Roanoke Rambler.


EPA proposes regulations on ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water, including Roanoke Valley sources. — The Roanoke Times.


Rocky Mount plans purchase of 64 acres for economic development. — WSET-TV.

Tyson still eligible for state incentives for Pittsylvania chicken plant despite Glen Allen closure. — Virginia Mercury.

With opposition from speedway, South Boston Town Council denies housing project. — The (Halifax) Gazette-Virginian.

Developer sues to overturn ‘no’ vote on Antler’s Road Solar. — Mecklenburg Sun.

Pittsylvania approves new solar project. — Chatham Star Tribune.


School-based health clinic open in Pulaski County. — WVVA-TV.

VCU’s Project Gabriel will memorialize school’s enslaved laborers. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Committee recommends school buildings be named for influential Black Roanokers. — The Roanoke Times.


Eric Gales to play in Bristol. — Bristol Herald Courier.

The BoDeans to play in Bristol. — Bristol Herald Courier.


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