News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A new memorial is opening to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, aims to teach about America's past in hope of promoting understanding and healing. It includes a museum that tells the story of race from slavery to mass incarceration. Relatives can see the memorial in advance, and Josephine Bolling McCall is anxious for the preview. Her father is included as the victim of a lynching in Alabama in 1947.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A panel of Charlottesville community members has been chosen to make recommendations about how to spend money raised in the aftermath of a white nationalist rally. WCAV-TV reports the nine-person committee that will review grant applications made to the Heal Charlottesville Fund is made up of community leaders, entrepreneurs and a high school student. The fund was raised from thousands of donations that came in after the August "Unite the Right" rally.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has asked the federal government to make more than 200 low-income areas eligible for new tax breaks. Northam said last week that he'd nominated 212 so-called "opportunity zones" to the U.S. Department of Treasury.
GREAT FALLS, Va. (AP) - Authorities say they have found the body of a 56-year-old Virginia man who went missing after going fishing. Loudon County sheriff's officials say the body of Harry Schmalz of Sterling, who was last seen fishing Tuesday evening in the area of Seneca Regional Park, was found Saturday afternoon in Fairfax County. Authorities say his death appears to be accidental.
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