What’s News Today: State of the Community, pandemic discussion

Here’s a look at some of the stories we’ll be following today as they make headlines across the country and Southwest Virginia.

What's News Today
What's News Today (WSLS 10)

One of the people arrested in connection to a Bedford County homicide is expected to enter a plea in court today. Robert Goodman is charged with murder, robbery and use of a gun in the commission of a felony in the death of Aaron Brumfield in September 2018. Last year, Trevor McIntosh and Tevante Pannell pleaded guilty to murder and robbery charges. Nadia McDaniel is scheduled to enter a plea later this month.

The Giles County School Board and Facilities Assessment Committee will meet today. They will review information about the condition of facilities and work on the Capital Improvement Plan.

The Rockbridge area chamber hosts the State of the Community Address. Elected officials from Buena Vista, Lexington and Rockbridge County, as well as state legislators, will look back at accomplishments of the last year and look ahead to 2021. The meeting takes place virtually.

Dr. Anthony Fauci will talk about the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine today. The virtual event is sponsored by the Governor’s Office and faith leaders. They will talk about the “disparate impact” the pandemic has had on the Black community. This is part of the VCU Massey Cancer Center’s weekly “Facts and Faith Fridays” group. Register online for the 3 p.m. virtual meeting.

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