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Lost time capsule under Lee statue and more Virginia headlines

By: - September 10, 2021 8:18 am
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• Crews were unable to find a 134-year-old time capsule believed to be buried in the pedestal of the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, giving up after about 12 hours of searching.—Associated Press

• Glenn Youngkin, the GOP’s nominee for governor, and Winsome Sears, the party’s nominee for lieutenant governor, both said they support the decision to remove the Robert E. Lee statue from Monument Avenue — a significant shift for the party, whose past candidates have campaigned on preserving Confederate monuments.—Washington Post

• More than 18,000 students are enrolled in Virginia’s statewide virtual education program.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A Virginia Beach charter boat captain pleaded guilty to taking part in the U.S. Capitol Riots, admitting to a misdemeanor count of “parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.” He is scheduled to be sentenced later this year.—Virginian-Pilot

• “A former Newport News police officer was acquitted of all charges Thursday from an attempted arrest two years ago that ended with a man’s death in his own living room.”—Daily Press

• Dominion Energy put a 1976 office tower in downtown Richmond on the market, saying it no longer needs the space with the shift to hybrid, work-from-home schedules.—Virginia Business

• Prince William County signed off on a $5 million immigrant welcome center near Potomac Mills. The county has one of the highest immigrant populations in the state.—Prince William Times

• Hampton City Council decided to hold off on banning people from parking cars in their front lawns, deciding it needed to come up with a better legal definition of driveways and a grant program for people who need help installing one.—Daily Press

• “A now-former Arlington elections official is facing charges after police say she improperly removed someone from the voter roll.”—ARLnow


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