From elsewhere: Federal judge dismisses some claims by Lynchburg council member, lets others go forward. Level of ‘forever chemical’ back down at Spring Hollow Reservoir. Crime is down in Martinsville.
Reptile festival slithers into Martinsville; more . . .
A roundup of events in Southwest and Southside this weekend and into next week.
Listening sessions set in Martinsville and Henry County for Project Hope; more . . .
Applications now open for Virginia Service and Conservation Corps. Nominations now open for governor’s awards on volunteerism. Reclaiming Appalachia to host webinar on coal communities.
Roanoke spends more to crack down on homelessness; more . . .
Youngkin to speak at VMI graduation. Most Virginia abortions are via medication. Negro League baseball star from Roanoke dies at 83.
Roanoke College introduces new logo and branding; more . . .
Education briefs: Firefly Fiber donates to scholarship fund. Virginia Tech joins semiconductor network. Mountain Gateway CC announces graduation speaker.
Halifax hospital to discontinue childbirth services; more . . .
From elsewhere: BWXT of Lynchburg wins $45 billion Energy Department contract. Grand jury indicts torch-wielding marchers at 2017 march in Charlottesville. Influential minister born in Pittsylvania dies.
Virginia Tech names new head of Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering; more . . .
Education briefs: Jean Case to speak at Virginia Tech graduation, Bryan Slater to speak at Ferrum College graduation. Hindu priest to deliver two lectures at the University of Lynchburg. New River CC opens registration for nurse aide program. Griffith holds Service Academy Day May 6 in Wytheville.
Little Texas to perform in Dublin; more . . .
News briefs: TSA holding recruiting session in Roanoke. Alleghany County hiring event set for April 20 at Mountain Gateway CC. Floyd County music school to raffle off custom-made guitar from Grayson County.
SCC to take public comment on proposed Appalachian Power rate increase; more . . .
From elsewhere: Two Bristols approve landfill settlement. Former Campbell County man is press secretary to Maryland governor. Virginia colleges will raise tuition unless state leaders intervene.
Gov. Youngkin endorses Ballard, McGuire, Reeves in contested General Assembly nominations
These are the first nomination contests in which the governor has expressed a preference but says more endorsements in contested races will be coming.