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Titans boys’ win streak at six after West Potomac Victory

Titans boys’ win streak at six after West Potomac Victory

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) These are exciting times to be in and around the T.C. Williams boys basketball team. Having begun the year 1-4 under new head coach Bryan Hill, the Titans have been on [...]

City secures $50 million state loan for Potomac Yard Metro

City secures $50 million state loan for Potomac Yard Metro

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City officials received a boost to their hopes of building a new Metro station in Potomac Yard last week, as Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Alexandria would receive a $50 million [...]

Metro tragedy hits home for Alexandrians

Metro tragedy hits home for Alexandrians

By Susan Hale Thomas (Courtesy photo) Around 3:14 p.m. last Tuesday, their Yellow Line train came to a stop in the tunnel between the L’Enfant Plaza Metrorail station and the bridge over the Potomac River. The [...]

Crawley proposes $260.5 million schools budget

Crawley proposes $260.5 million schools budget

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley presented a $260.5 million fiscal 2016 budget to the city school board last week, a 2.5 percent increase from 2015’s $252.8 million approved [...]

Artist uses Potomac as inspiration for Art League exhibit

Artist uses Potomac as inspiration for Art League exhibit

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Inspiration comes in many forms, and for local artist John Gosling, the Potomac River and Old Town Alexandria serve as muses. Gosling is a member of local art workshop and gallery [...]

Plans crawl forward for Robinson Terminal North

Plans crawl forward for Robinson Terminal North

By Susan Hale Thomas (Image/City of Alexandria) Members of the city board of architectural review praised the latest tweaks to plans for redevelopment of Robinson Terminal North at a work session last week, but some residents [...]

Gadsby’s Tavern suffers major water damage

Gadsby’s Tavern suffers major water damage

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The historic Gadsby’s Tavern Museum suffered major water damage due to a ruptured sprinkler joint in the third floor attic dormer last week. Frigid temperatures in the region last [...]

Mixing strings with rock ‘n’ roll

Mixing strings with rock ‘n’ roll

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) With skin-tight black pants, a fitted silk shirt and brown hair down to his shoulders, the enigmatic Mark Wood delivered a dose of rock ‘n’ roll to 370 Alexandria [...]

Local cartoonist reflects on Charlie Hebdo killings

Local cartoonist reflects on Charlie Hebdo killings

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) One could say that ink runs in Alexandria resident Steve Artley’s blood. The son of an editorial cartoonist in Des Moines, Iowa, Artley, former Alexandria Times cartoonist, said he was [...]

Gun control, education dollars top agenda for local lawmakers in Richmond

Gun control, education dollars top agenda for local lawmakers in Richmond

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) The new session of the Virginia General Assembly convenes next week, and could be one of the more contentious in recent memory. Gun control, education and tax reform legislation are [...]