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Chinquapin Olympic pool dead in the water?

Chinquapin Olympic pool dead in the water?

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The results are in on the estimated cost to construct a new indoor Olympic-sized pool at Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, and they’re not looking good. At $30.7 million, the [...]

Silberberg announces mayoral run

Silberberg announces mayoral run

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Braving streets and sidewalks glazed with ice, more than 100 residents came out to support Allison Silberberg as she announced her candidacy for mayor at Los Tios in Del [...]

No new taxes in city budget proposal

No new taxes in city budget proposal

By Erich Wagner and Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Despite facing a $31 million budget gap as recently as December, Acting City Manager Mark Jinks proposed a balanced budget that not only keeps tax rates flat [...]

T.C. wrestler reaches state quarterfinals

T.C. wrestler reaches state quarterfinals

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Majik Blanco-Nethery began wrestling as a sophomore at T.C. Williams, a relative latecomer to a sport where athletes often begin in sixth grade or earlier. But as the only Titan to [...]

City council approves King Street assisted living facility

City council approves King Street assisted living facility

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) With an impending snow storm threatening to disrupt last weekend’s city council hearing, 50 resolute supporters and opponents of the proposed Alexandria Memory Care project waited more than seven hours [...]

Editorial: School board raises would send the wrong message

Editorial: School board raises would send the wrong message

(File photo) We have heard it time and again in recent months. Times are tough for the city’s coffers. Officials have projected a $16 million deficit in the budget for the coming fiscal year, while real [...]

Embattled used car dealer to remain open

Embattled used car dealer to remain open

By Erich Wagner (File photo) In March 2014, city councilors gave the owner of A&B Auto Finance Co. one last chance. He had six months to wrap up operations and find a new site for his [...]

Alexandria resident named a finalist for Mars voyage

Alexandria resident named a finalist for Mars voyage

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Being an Internet nerd sometimes can have its upsides. Sometimes you can win free stuff or trips. But it’s not a T-shirt or a trip to the Caribbean that [...]

School board proposes raises for members next year

School board proposes raises for members next year

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Amidst the small tweaks and adjustments made to Alexandria City Public Schools’ fiscal 2016 operating budget during the school board’s final work session on the issue last week, board members [...]

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

By Abigail Jurk This new year is taking off. It seems like just yesterday we were Christmas shopping, and now February is passing by in the blink of an eye. If you’re feeling too busy to [...]