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


As Virginia officials review SMART SCALE, some regional planners worry about shifting priorities. — Virginia Mercury.


U.S. Department of Education finds that VDOE excluded students with disabilities from taking SOL field test. — The (Fredericksburg) Free Lance-Star.


SOVA Innovation Hub to expand creating jobs and small business growth. — WDBJ-TV.


Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens to close for overhaul. — Richmond Times-Dispatch (paywall).


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