Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Virginia Supreme Court upholds public’s right to be in meeting rooms. — Virginia Mercury.
Prince Edward County supervisors sign off on tax rate increase. — Farmville Herald.
No tax increase in Highland County. — The Recorder.
More Southwest Virginia families turn to food banks with end of extra SNAP benefits. — Virginia Mercury/ Capital News Service.
Large-scale solar project (102 MW) eyed for Halifax-Pittsylvania border. — South Boston News & Record.
New brewery opens in Roanoke, specially in French and Belgian beers. — WSLS-TV.
Glass plant in Abingdon expands, to add 30 jobs. — WCYB-TV and WJHL-TV.
Youngkin’s diversity chief tells VMI that “DEI is dead.” — The Washington Post
EPA cites West Virginia company linked to contaminants that made their way into Spring Hollow reservoir in Roanoke County. — The Roanoke Times.
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Weather journalist Kevin Myatt tweets: “I hope I didn’t speak too early saying SW/Sside Va gets thru April without tornadoes in my last column. That likely stands but marginal severe risk has crept in Fri PM as some storms develop behind rain shield & interact with warm front. Isolated strong gusts, hail possible.”
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