Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Southwest and Southside. Some content may be behind a metered paywall:
Virginia sees big tax bump from sports betting and casinos. — Virginia Mercury.
Data centers added $54.2 billion to Virginia GDP over five years. — Virginia Business (paywall).
Blacksburg partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build 11 townhomes. — WDBJ-TV.
After ERIC withdrawal, Virginia strikes deals with 6 states to share voter data. — Virginia Mercury.
Montgomery County School Board certifies collective bargaining rep for teachers. — The Roanoke Times (paywall).
Bedford board petitions Gov. Youngkin to declare county disaster area due to drought. — The (Lynchburg) News & Advance (paywall).
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