Glenn Youngkin campaigns in Roanoke County. Photo by Dwayne Yancey

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

Politics:

Gov. Youngkin backs off from possible 2024 presidential bid. — The New York Times.

Bedford County prepares for overflow crowd for budget hearing. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Economy:

SCC approves 23 Dominion Energy solar and battery projects; this includes projects in Charlotte County and Pittsylvania County. — Richmond Times-Dispatch and Virginia Mercury. (Disclosure: Dominion is one of our donors but donors have no say in news decisions; see our policy. You can be a donor, too.)

Push revived for solar in town of Halifax. — Halifax Gazette-Virginian and South Boston News & Record.

Brandon Avenue redevelopment underway in Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times.

Bedford County considers changes to fee schedule for construction. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Sports tourism on the rise in Lynchburg. — Lynchburg News and Advance.

Education:

Mary Baldwin University announces next president. — Virginia Business.

Longwood University gets grant to increase number of teachers in Southside. — Farmville Herald.

Culture:

Christiansburg library to double in size, Blacksburg library to also get upgrades. — The Roanoke Times.

Weather:

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