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Lee Monument to Come Down on Wednesday

The press release states that there will be limited viewing spots available.

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Road closure begin today and will last through Thursday as the State takes down the last civil war monument on Monument Avenue. The statues will be removed on Wednesday and then on Thursday crews will come back and remove the plaques from the base of the monument and replace the time capsule. The 40-foot base will remain in place for now as the state decides how to deal with the public space.

Once the statue is hoisted off the pedestal, it’s expected to be cut into two pieces for transport, although the final plan is subject to change, said Dena Potter, a spokeswoman for the state’s Department of General Services.

Limited viewing opportunities will be available on a first‐come, first‐serve basis but for those that can’t make it down the removal will also be livestreamed through the governor’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, both of which have the handle of @governorVA.

For those thinking of taking their drones out to view the takedown, a word of warning from the VA Capitol Police Twitter.

Per an order from the FAA, drones are temporarily banned over and near the Robert E. Lee monument site. The ban, which covers a 2-nautical-mile radius around the statue, took effect at one minute past midnight Tuesday morning and is to remain in place until 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Mass Vaccination Site at Richmond Raceway Reopens Today

If you qualify for a booster, or have not yet been vaccinated, you can schedule an appointment at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877 VAX-IN-VA. Officials said walk-ins are also welcomed.

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The Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the Raceway will resume COVID-19 vaccine operations Tuesday, Oct. 12 and will operate Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

If you qualify for a booster, or have not yet been vaccinated, you can schedule an appointment at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877 VAX-IN-VA. Officials said walk-ins are also welcomed.

More from Vaccinate Virginia on who is eligible for the booster.

Certain groups are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster, if they received the Pfizer vaccine and if it’s been 6 months or more since their last shot.

We recommend these groups receive a booster this fall:

  • Ages 65 and older
  • Residents in a long-term care setting
  • Ages 50-64 with an underlying medical condition.

In addition, these groups may also benefit from a booster this fall:

  • Ages 18-49 with an underlying medical condition
  • Ages 18-64 with an increased risk COVID-19 because of where they work or live.

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Today is Last Day to Register to Vote in 2021 General Election

Make sure your voice is heard and register to vote today.

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Register to vote, update your current Virginia voter registration, apply to vote absentee by mail, or view your polling place, election district, absentee ballot status, and voting history at the Department of Virginia Elections website.

Don’t forget that this election if voting by absentee you’ll need a witness signature.

In 2020 at total of 5,975,696 people were registered to vote an increase of 6.18% from the previous year. Of those 5.9 million, 4,486,841 or 75.08% actually voted. The population of Virginia is around 8,536,000.

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Walk-up Free Vaccination Events for this Week

In Virginia there have been a reported 869K cases of Covid and 12,806 deaths. That’s more deaths than the population of Poquoson.

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