Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Chatham approves solar ordinance. — Chatham Star Tribune.
Halifax council rejects Crawford Road Solar. — (South Boston) News & Record.
Judge hears arguments as city of Lynchburg seeks to dismiss council member’s lawsuit. — The (Lynchburg) News & Advance.
ABC News, Black Lives Matter activist seek dismissal of lawsuit from Franklin County report. — The Roanoke Times.
Peake announces campaign for newly drawn Senate District 8. — The (Lynchburg) News & Advance.
In Virginia, school boards will be the primary deciders on AP African American studies. — Virginia Mercury.
Old Dominion University, Chesapeake Bay Foundation launch flood resilience partnership. — Virginia Mercury.
Virginia looking at new police training standards. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Pro cyclists coming to Botetourt County for training camp. — The Roanoke Times.
Lynchburg Hillcats to go cashless, offer mobile ordering at Bank of the James Stadium. — WSET-TV.
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