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Additional Youngkin cabinet appointees and more Virginia headlines

By: - December 23, 2021 8:01 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A time capsule was indeed recovered from the pedestal of the Robert E. Lee monument, but its contents underwhelmed slightly, raising questions of what happened to the other time capsule that period sources recorded being inserted into the 19th-century structure. “I think it’s still in the foundation,” one historian said.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Former U.S. senator and Virginia Gov. Chuck Robb and his wife, Lynda, were injured by a massive fire that destroyed their home in McLean.—WTOP

• Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin continues building his cabinet.—Associated Press

• Shortly after announcing he was stepping down as chief justice, Virginia Supreme Court Justice Don Lemons said he is retiring effective Feb. 1.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• What will Virginia’s Parole Board, embroiled in politically charged scandal during the past several years, look like under GOP control?—VPM

• “The Virginia Department of Health reported almost 6,000 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday. The state never saw a single-day case count that high in all of 2020.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Four manufacturers in Virginia’s coalfields region are part of a pilot project trying to develop “a clean-energy industry cluster.”—Cardinal News

• “Five Caroline families have a home for the holidays, thanks to Habitat for Humanity.”—Free Lance-Star

• A spear fisherman who works for a Virginia Beach seafood company filmed a close encounter with a great white shark. “I was pretty shocked how curious he was.”—Virginian-Pilot

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