Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Virginia. Some content may be behind a metered paywall:
Franklin County schools to vote on new policy on book challenges. — The Roanoke Times (paywall).
Plans start on new complex for athletics at Halifax County High School. — The Gazette-Virginian.
Rockbridge County Public Schools to close Thursday due to wildfire smoke conditions. — WSET-TV.
Maryland, Virginia lawmakers tussle over FBI HQ decision at congressional hearing. — Virginia Mercury.
Biden nominates labor lawyer Nicole Berner to 4th Circuit. — The Washington Post (paywall).
New study seeks to estimate tree canopy coverage across Roanoke Valley. — Roanoke Rambler.
Farmville council sets some rules for solar farms. — The Farmville Herald (paywall).
NCAA rejects James Madison University’s request for waiver to allow it to play in bowl game. — Richmond Times-Dispatch (paywall). Statement from the office of Attorney General Jason Miyares: “Despite their undefeated record and historic season, the NCAA again refused to allow JMU to be bowl- and postseason-eligible. The Attorney General is disappointed and will consider all legal options to support the JMU community and the future of their student-athletes.”
Bedford board petitions Gov. Youngkin to declare county disaster area due to drought. — The (Lynchburg) News & Advance (paywall).
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