Broadband fiber. Courtesy of the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority.

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


Mid-Atlantic Broadband wins $16.4M federal grant for broadband expansion. — Mecklenburg Sun.

Danville council approves several more Airbnbs in city as permitted short-term rentals increase. — Danville Register & Bee (paywall).

Retirees sue city of Martinsville over insurance premiums. — Martinsville Bulletin (paywall).


Roanoke mother says judge promised legal help in son’s murder case in exchange for sex. — The Roanoke Times (paywall).


Blue Ridge Rock Festival returns to county this weekend, expected to bring crowd of 45,000. — The (Halifax) Gazette-Virginian.

Hungry Mother State Park builds new mountain bike trail system. — WVVA-TV.


Youngkin announces new plan to address learning loss, absenteeism. — Richmond Times-Dispatch (paywall).

Roanoke City Schools implements clear bag policy at upcoming sporting events. — WSET-TV.


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