The State Capitol. Photo by Markus Schmidt.
The State Capitol. Photo by Markus Schmidt.

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


Though critiques persist, many agree Virginia’s new political maps are ‘quite balanced.’ — Virginia Mercury.


Meherrin friends explore solar, data center effects. — South Boston News & Record.

Energix withdraws permit for Amherst solar facility, will rework request. — The (Lynchburg) News & Advance.

Health care:

Ballad unveils trauma care network. — Bristol Herald Courier.


ACC’s Phillips unruffled, reassuring after turbulent spring meetings. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.


Appalachian Trail Days returns to Damascus from May 19-21. — Bristol Herald Courier.


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