The Poff Federal Building in Roanoke. Photo by Megan Schnabel.

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


Roanoke lawyer appointed federal magistrate judge. — The Roanoke Times.


Warner says first responders need more support. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Botetourt County supervisor charged after incident with critic. — The Roanoke Times.

Health care:

City of Roanoke announces discount program for non-covered prescriptions. — The Roanoke Times.


Virginia eyes soaring college counseling demand as an answer to workforce shortages. — Virginia Mercury.


Soil and water board asks for loosening of campaign finance rules for local directors. — Virginia Mercury.


Richmond approves 7,500-person amphitheater along the James River. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Virginia airports get federal funds for improvement. — WDBJ-TV.


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