The Coalfields Expressway in West Virginia. Courtesy of Famartin.

Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Virginia:


Supporters of the Coalfields Expressway request $7 million federal earmark. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

As Virginia budget negotiations drag on, here’s what hangs in the balance. — Virginia Mercury.

State employees’ share of health insurance costs rising. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.


Solar energy’s benefits pitched to local businesses — South Boston News & Record.


With college enrollment dropping, could 529 savings plans help cover workforce credentials? — Virginia Mercury.

Local government:

Danville announces results of organization-wide pay study. — Chatham Star Tribune.

Board taps Tim Hall as interim Patrick County administrator. — The (Patrick County) Enterprise.


Bedford County baker wins Bojangles biscuit baking competition. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.


Bedford County asks governor for disaster declaration for drought. — WSET-TV.

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