Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Bedford supervisors narrowly approve 3-cent tax hike after emotional hearing. — Lynchburg News and Advance.
How Roanoke’s proposed $355 million budget came together — and what didn’t make the cut. — The Roanoke Rambler.
Henry County supervisors reject Axton solar project. — Martinsville Bulletin.
Del. Glenn Davis, R-Virginia Beach, resigns; to become director for Virginia Department of Energy. — Norfolk Virginian-Pilot.
Clarksville takes aim at vacant buildings. — The Mecklenburg Sun.
Regional summit held in Bristol to talk child care. — WCYB-TV.
Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs open championship series Thursday night in Birmingham. — The Roanoke Times.
New “move over” law applies to boaters. — The Franklin News-Post.
Nonprofit aims to build all-girls indoor sports training facility in Pittsylvania County. — WDBJ-TV.
31st Roanoke Pride Festival to be held this weekend. — WSLS-TV.
Weather journalist Kevin Myatt tweets: “Periods of rain Thursday to Sunday. Widespread 1.5+ inches of rain across Southwest/Southside Virginia, 3+ in spots. May be a preview of what we see fall/winter if El Nino fully manifests as expected.”