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ODBC moves closer to new clubhouse

ODBC moves closer to new clubhouse

By Susan Hale Thomas (Image/City of Alexandria) Preliminary designs for the Old Dominion Boat Club were well received by the members of the city board of architectural review during a work session on the project earlier [...]

Editorial: All communities must work to improve race relations

Editorial: All communities must work to improve race relations

(File photo) The issue of race relations in America is so complex and emotionally charged that it is easy to get lost in the weeds. It is a cauldron roiling with a multitude of elements, some [...]

Severance to undergo competency evaluation

Severance to undergo competency evaluation

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Former fringe mayoral candidate Charles Severance made his first public statements since investigators connected him with the slayings of three Alexandrians earlier this year at a preliminary hearing in court last [...]

Incidents highlight local police accountability

Incidents highlight local police accountability

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alfred Street Baptist Church Pastor Howard-John Wesley’s congregation was in the midst of a service geared toward young people earlier this month, when word that a New York police officer would [...]

Editorial: Alexandria’s city government needs stability

Editorial: Alexandria’s city government needs stability

(File photo) Many Alexandrians were surprised Monday when news broke that our capable city manager, Rashad Young, is leaving after only three years on the job. Young, 38, can hardly be blamed for jumping at the [...]

Synetic Theater’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is no Disney tale

Synetic Theater’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is no Disney tale

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jimmy Shryock) In Ben and Peter Cunis’ original adaptation of Gabriel Bardot de Villeneuve’s classic tale Beauty and the Beast, the audience finds itself catapulted into a dark world of forest spirits, shape [...]

Q&A with The Both’s Aimee Mann and Ted Leo

Q&A with The Both’s Aimee Mann and Ted Leo

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Christian Lantry) Singer-songwriter duo The Both may have put out their first record earlier this year, but they have a storied history. Ted Leo was involved in the D.C. punk scene in the [...]

T.C. Williams inducts first members of athletic hall of fame

T.C. Williams inducts first members of athletic hall of fame

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) Back when Earl Lloyd played in the NBA, there were no multi-million dollar contracts to be had, so he returned to his hometown of Alexandria to work part-time in the offseason [...]

Man indicted for murder of D.C. corrections officer

Man indicted for murder of D.C. corrections officer

By Chris Teale (File photo) A grand jury formally indicted Monday an Alexandria man on murder charges in connection with the death of D.C. Deputy Director of Corrections Carolyn Cross earlier this year. Dawit Seyoum is [...]

Attorney general, education secretary visit local juvenile offenders

Attorney general, education secretary visit local juvenile offenders

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) Senior members of the Obama administration visited the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center Monday to talk with students about the need for educational supports at facilities for young people in custody. [...]