The Coalfields Expressway in West Virginia. Courtesy of Famartin.

Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside. Some content may be behind a metered paywall:


Coalfields Expressway funding options are explored. — The Coalfield Progress.

Report: Bristol, Tenn., Amtrak route unlikely to attract large number of riders. — Bristol Herald Courier.

Public safety:

Virginia Court of Appeals says probable cause alone isn’t enough for warrantless search. — Virginia Mercury.

Earthquake confirmed Thursday morning in Carroll County. — WSLS-TV.

New fire station planned for Bluestone Regional Business and Technology Center. — Bluefield Daily Telegraph.


$3 million headed to school divisions across Virginia for skilled trades programs. — WSET-TV.


Youngkin visits Virginia troops in Bedford County before border deployment. — WSET-TV.

Youngkin says Virginia revenue strong for tax cuts, responds to Maryland’s Moore. — The Washington Post.

Youngkin administration removes webpage on LGBTQ resources for youth. — Virginia Mercury.


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