NEWS TO KNOW
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
• Hundreds of Richmond-area realtors and credit union workers were scheduled to receive the COVID-19 vaccine despite being ineligible under government guidelines.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• The Charlottesville region’s health director apologized for the rocky vaccine rollout, acknowledging it’s been a “really frustrating process for the public.”—Daily Progress
• All 4,000 appointments for an upcoming vaccination clinic in Roanoke were filled within hours.—Roanoke Times
• Officials in Fairfax are trying to figure out how a surge of callers overwhelmed a vaccine registration system.—InsideNoVa
• As older residents are told to wait, Fredericksburg’s Mary Washington Healthcare is trying to coax its workers into getting vaccinated by offering them $500.—Free Lance-Star
• Teachers in Chesapeake were instructed not to show the presidential inauguration live in case violence broke out.—Virginian-Pilot
• The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors passed a formal resolution calling for the resignation of Del. Dave LaRock, saying the Republican continues to spread misinformation about the election and Capitol riot.—Loudoun Times-Mirror
• A survey conducted by Richmond’s Valentine Museum found that 65 percent of respondents want museums to take ownership of the city’s Confederate monuments.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• A proposal to ban guns at polling places is advancing in the General Assembly.—VPM
• Six Republicans are competing in a firehouse primary for the chance to succeed the late state Sen. Ben Chafin.—Roanoke Times
• President Joe Biden repeatedly invoked Charlottesville in his presidential campaign. As he calls for unity, activists in the city say they’re more interested in justice.—New York Times
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