NEWS TO KNOW
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.
• Children between the ages of 5 and 11 could become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines next month, according to Virginia health officials.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• A Pride flag outside a religious center on Virginia Tech’s campus was taken down and replaced with Confederate flags. Blacksburg police are investigating.—NBC News
• Inmates at the Lynchburg jail seized control of a housing unit and barricaded themselves inside.—WSET
• Search warrants allege a Roanoke city councilman diverted funds from a neighborhood nonprofit for his personal use.—Roanoke Times
• A pair of counties in the Richmond-area suburbs chose different paths on masks in schools Tuesday. Chesterfield County will require them. Hanover County won’t.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• After hours of discussion, the Virginia Beach School Board voted to make masks mandatory.—WAVY
• After a chaotic meeting in June, the Loudoun County School Board prevented a large public audience from entering its building during discussions on a policy to accomodate transgender students. A conservative group said it plans to sue for a potential FOIA violation.—Washington Post
• A businessman who had a food contract with the Norfolk jail testified that he gave former sheriff Bob McCabe gifts in order to keep that contract. “I scratch your back, you scratch mine.”—Virginian-Pilot
• “A northern Virginia mosque is asking the Biden administration to release a set of religious tiles that were confiscated at Dulles International Airport after they were deemed to violate sanctions on Iran.”—Associated Press
GET THE MORNING HEADLINES DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX
Our stories may be republished online or in print under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. We ask that you edit only for style or to shorten, provide proper attribution and link to our web site. Please see our republishing guidelines for use of photos and graphics.