There are 25 live table games inside the Danville Casino. The permanent casino will have a total of 85 live table games. Photo by Grace Mamon.

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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