@rvajeff I joined the forum just to chime in on this. Greetings from RVA as well!
I use an automation app to intercept and hide notifications I can't get rid of on my own. It's called AutoNotification and it's really straightforward. Pick an app, enter the notification title and a few words from the notification text and poof!
I also use it to hide notifications from Secure Wi-Fi and Permission Controller telling me an app got my location in the background.