Kyle Hall, Radford University. Courtesy of Nyttend.
Kyle Hall, Radford University. Courtesy of Nyttend.

Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:


Sources tell Montana news site that Lee Enterprises plans to reduce printing days at all but its Top 20 daily newspapers to three days a week. (In Virginia, Lee owns the daily newspapers in Bristol, Charlottesville, Culpeper, Danville, Fredericksburg, Martinsville, Richmond, Roanoke and Waynesboro). — The Daily Montanan. (Editor’s note: We’ve been unable to find a reliable circulation list but based simply on market size, Richmond is certainly in the Top 20, Roanoke probably is, Lynchburg on the cusp).

Mack Trucks to produce medium-duty electric vehicle truck in Roanoke County. — The Roanoke Times.

Broadband project moves forward in Lunenburg County. — Kenbridge Victoria Dispatch.

Health care:

Ballad Health credit rating stays at A level despite financial challenges. — WJHL-TV.

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Radford University raises tuition and fees. — The Roanoke Times.


A slow start for Virginia’s solar pollinator program. — Virginia Mercury.


Methodist church in Chatham votes to close due to dwindling congregation. — Chatham Star Tribune.


Weather journalist Kevin Myatt tweets: “Here’s how May begins in high country of eastern WVa: 70% chance at least 1 inch of SNOW through Wed AM in light blue, near Snowshoe. A little of that may blow over into Highland & Bath counties in Va. Winter would have been very different in Va with recent atmospheric setups.”

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