Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside:
Blue Ridge Parkway advising visitors to be aware of bears. — WDBJ-TV.
How does Danville-based God’s Pit Crew build new homes in a matter of two weeks? Volunteers, planning and prayer. — Danville Register & Bee.
Southside Electric Cooperative customers will see lower power bills, as change takes place. — The Farmville Herald.
Gas prices in Roanoke up 3.3 cents in the past week. — WDBJ-TV.
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