Ongoing vaccine rollout woes, bill to ban guns at polls advances, six Republicans vying for late Sen. Chafin’s seat, and more headlines

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

Sign up here to get these headlines and the Mercury’s original reporting delivered to your inbox daily in News to Know, our free newsletter.