Monthly Archives: December 2012

Rethinking student rankings at T.C. Williams

By Melissa Quinn T.C. Williams students may soon say goodbye to the coveted valedictorian and salutatorian titles. Principal Suzanne Maxey and Greg Forbes, director of school...

Nancy Dunning murder remains a mystery nine years later

By Melissa Quinn Every December a trail of luminaries leaves Mount Vernon Avenue awash in shimmering, soft-white light, which serves as a reminder of the...

Lawmakers meet with Alexandria residents before General Assembly session

By Melissa Quinn The expansion of Medicaid, voting access and uranium mining topped residents’ concerns for the upcoming General Assembly session in a public meeting...

The show will go on at Old Town Theater

By Derrick Perkins The hardest decision Rob Kaufman made in the nearly yearlong effort to restore the Old Town Theater was one of his earliest. “The...

From slaughterhouse to schoolhouse

By Derrick Perkins It’s not quite striking pay dirt, but archeologists combing over the future site of the re-imagined Jefferson-Houston School may have found the...

Police search for weekend bank robber

By Derrick Perkins  A bearded man – and possibly armed – man held up an Old Town TD Bank branch on Sunday afternoon, Alexandria police...

Finding the perfect friend for the holidays

By Isabel Alvarez As soon as the turkey is out of the oven Thanksgiving Day, we’re on the quest to find the perfect holiday gifts....

Scottish Walk’s timing could have been better

By Kenneth J. Wolfe, Alexandria To the editor: The preparatory season of Advent began Sunday and runs through December 24. Christmas begins — yes, begins — December...

Pedestrians lose out in shared-street concept

By Dino Drudi, Alexandria To the editor: City Hall is seriously considering turning Union Street into a shared street where automobiles, tour buses and bicycles will commingle...

What’s Next Alexandria won’t heal city’s divide

By Annabelle Fisher, Alexandria To the editor: Regarding Melissa Quinn’s article “City Hall hits reset button” (November 29), I can’t help but wonder if Bob Wood’s city...
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