Senate District 11. Courtesy of Virginia Supreme Court.
Senate District 11. Courtesy of Virginia Supreme Court.

Here’s a roundup of top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:


Sen. Creigh Deeds and Del. Sally Hudson, both D-Charlottesville, clash in first debate; he suggests she’s a “showhorse,” not a workforce; she faults him for not being liberal enough. See district map above. — Charlottesville Tomorrow.

In reversal, State Board of Elections grants extension to candidates with missing paperwork. — Virginia Mercury.

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, discusses broadband in Botetourt County. — The Roanoke Times.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, wants to expand dual enrollment programs. — WSET-TV.

Roanoke County supervisors pass school funding plan, reduced tax rates. — The Roanoke Times.

Public safety:

Vandals target church in Washington County. — WCYB-TV.


South Boston Town Council approves solar site. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian


Virginia Tech women’s basketball stars discuss Title IX at forum. — The Roanoke Times.


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