A Dominion Energy solar farm in Powhatan County. Courtesy of Dominion Energy.

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

Economy:

Judge tosses suit to stop Randolph Solar, constrains future challenges by lawyer. — Mecklenburg Sun.

Politics:

Budget impasse puts state program that cuts health insurance costs at risk. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Trump Virginia leader likens the U.S. to a “banana republic.” — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Norment says political primaries are factor in Virginia’s unresolved budget impasse. — Virginia Mercury.

Angela Hill named next Montgomery County administrator. — The Roanoke Times.

Virginia Democratic Party’s direction at stake in competing donations. — The Washington Post.

Education:

Virginia’s first Community Schools conference draws 150-plus. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Health care:

Virginia dental clinics awarded $200,000 to address dentist shortages. — Virginia Mercury.

Culture:

Roanoke’s drag scene is booming, and performers are taking the show on the road. — Roanoke Rambler.

Weather:

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