Roanoke Municipal Building. Photo by Dwayne Yancey
The Roanoke Municipal Building. Photo by Dwayne Yancey.

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


Roanoke spending more to crack down on homelessness. — The Roanoke Rambler.

Brewer, Sadler meet in first debate. — Windsor Weekly.


Some Patrick County residents not sold on solar. — Martinsville Bulletin.

FAA visits Virginia Tech for drone testing. — WDBJ-TV and WSLS-TV.

Bristol Casino sees weakest month in table games revenue; casino attributes drop to greater winnings by players. — WJHL-TV.


Gov. Youngkin to speak at VMI graduation. — WSET-TV.

Health care:

56% of Virginia abortions in 2021 were performed via medication. — Virginia Mercury.

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Roanoke’s Larry LaGrande, star of the Negro Leagues, dies at age 83. — The Roanoke Times.


Salem Fair announces new safety rules. — The Roanoke Times.


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