The State Capitol. Photo by Markus Schmidt.

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


Ratepayer alliance asks Va. governor, legislators to fill State Corporation Commission vacancies. — Virginia Mercury.

Buckingham Republicans withdraw nomination of fired registrar for electoral board. — Virginia Mercury.


Tuition and fees could rise for Virginia community colleges. — WDBJ-TV.


Potomac Yard-Virginia Tech Metro station opens in Alexandria. — Virginia Business.

Health care:

Company withdraws application for drug treatment center in Bedford County. — The (Lynchburg) News & Advance.

Public safety:

U.S. attorney’s office seeks to forfeit homes connected to murder of Big Stone Gap police officer. — WDBJ-TV.


South Boston warehouse building gets new life as logistics hub. — South Boston News & Record.


Danville’s Malik Clements bids for starting position with Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. — Winnipeg Free Press. (See previous stories: “Aspiring dentist from Danville first aims for career in Canadian Football League” and “Danville’s Malik Clements to play in Canadian Football League championship game.


Bedford board petitions Gov. Youngkin to declare county disaster area due to drought. — The (Lynchburg) News & Advance (paywall).

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