Broadband fiber. Courtesy of the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority.

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


Virginia to receive $1.5 billion in federal grants to build out broadband. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Solar developers ask regulators to suspend Dominion interconnection rules. — Virginia Mercury.

Dominion eyes small-scale solar projects in Halifax. — The Gazette-Virginian.

Health care:

More patients in crisis falling through cracks of state psychiatric commitment system. — Virginia Mercury.


New Campbell superintendent says division will stay ‘focused on the basics’ ahead of official start. — The (Lynchburg) News & Advance.


Organizations hold town hall on homelessness in Roanoke region. — WDBJ-TV.

Buckingham’s oldest Black church is being preserved. — The Farmville Herald.


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