Former Norfolk Sherriff Bob McCabe’s public corruption trial begins Tuesday.
It’s been nearly two years since a federal grand jury indicted him on multiple charges, including fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. He pleaded not guilty.
McCabe, who retired in 2017 after serving as sheriff for 22 years, is accused of rigging bids to provide medical services to Norfolk inmates.
Masks will be required for elementary students and staff in Caroline County and will be optional for students and staff in grades 6–12 when school begins this month.
The School Board approved this option—one of three presented by division staff—by a 3–2 vote at a special called meeting Monday. The other two options were to require masks for all or to make masks optional for all.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise again, Charlottesville government offices are unlikely to be back to normal anytime soon.
Staffers are recommending that the City Council extend the city’s Continuity of Governance ordinance because of the spread the delta variant of COVID-19, City Manager Chip Boyles said during Monday’s council meeting. The current ordinance expires Oct. 19.
Harrisonburg students can expect to start their first day of school on Aug. 17 with their noses and mouths covered once again, as Superintendent Michael Richards announced at Tuesday’s school board meeting.
Responding to the rise nationally of the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance for K-12 teachers, staff and students to wear masks in school buildings, regardless of their vaccination status.
A community coalition operated by volunteer leadership is seeking money from local governments to mount a sustained battle against addiction and overdoses in the Roanoke region.
Representatives of the Roanoke Valley Collective Response, which briefed the Roanoke City Council on Monday and will visit other localities, said they need $600,000 over three years to hire the group’s first executive director and to provide an adequate budget to begin to pursue their plan.
Despite recommendations from national, state and local health officials, as well as suggestions from its own administration, the Roanoke County School Board voted 3-2 on Tuesday not to require masks for kindergarten through fifth grade students.
As it stands, the school board has decided not to mandate masks at any grade level, with the first day of school scheduled for Aug. 12. Masks are still required on public transportation, including on school buses, by federal requirement, according to the discussion at the board meeting.
Lynchburg City Schools will begin the 2021-22 school year next week requiring masks be worn inside school facilities.
At the Lynchburg City School Board meeting Tuesday, the board voted 7-2 in favor of requiring all students, staff and visitors, regardless of age or vaccination status, wear masks while in LCS facilities at the start of the upcoming school year. The first day of school is Aug. 11.
In the face of a looming eviction crisis, which the CDC tried to stave off by issuing a new moratorium order Tuesday, housing assistance programs are reminding area residents that they can secure some help on rent payments, depending on where they live.
The legality of a new eviction moratorium issued by the CDC was uncertain Tuesday. On Sunday the Biden administration allowed the CDC’s national moratorium on evictions to expire, saying that a recent Supreme Court ruling prevented renewing it.