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Editorial: The winds of change at the Times

Editorial: The winds of change at the Times

(File photo) The adage, “with each ending comes a new beginning” is true in life, and also at the Alexandria Times. This week we say a fond farewell to our editor-in-chief, Derrick Perkins, as he leaves [...]

Little Theatre offers its take on ‘Rocky Horror’

Little Theatre offers its take on ‘Rocky Horror’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Doug Olmsted) After Janet and Brad’s car gets a flat tire on a deserted road in the middle of the woods on a spooky evening they, wind up at Frank-N-Furter’s castle. There, all [...]

City, developer celebrate completion of James Bland redevelopment

City, developer celebrate completion of James Bland redevelopment

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) City officials and developers hailed the completion of the redevelopment of the James Bland public housing project as a prime example of using public-private partnerships to preserve affordable housing. Although the [...]

Warner secures Senate election victory

Warner secures Senate election victory

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Sen. Mark Warner (D) will represent Virginia on Capitol Hill for another six years, after Republican challenger Ed Gillespie conceded the close race last week. Warner declared victory on election night, [...]

Local social worker accused of child sex abuse

Local social worker accused of child sex abuse

By Chris Teale (Photo/Alexandria Police Department) Authorities have accused a former Alexandria social worker of sexually abusing a minor he had a supervisory relationship with during scheduled therapy sessions. Gary Hankins was a licensed clinical social [...]

Reflections on ‘Our War’

Reflections on ‘Our War’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Teresa Wood) Arena Stage’s artistic director, Molly Smith, describes the evolution of “Our War” as “a synthesis of art, scholarship and community.” She further defines it as “the extraordinary collaboration between universities, theaters [...]

A garden fit for the queen of Del Ray

A garden fit for the queen of Del Ray

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) A section of the neighborhood Nancy Dunning once championed may soon bear her name. Before her high profile murder, Dunning was best known for leading Del Ray’s revitalization. Then married to [...]

Exploring the dark side of Northern Virginia

Exploring the dark side of Northern Virginia

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Liz Lynch) The prolific Michael Lee Pope is back at it, this time using his sharpened reporter’s sense to dig up the stories behind Northern Virginia’s most nefarious characters and infamous incidents. With [...]

Privacy caucus to tackle cell phone data collection

Privacy caucus to tackle cell phone data collection

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) It looks as if members of the Ben Franklin Privacy Caucus have more work to do. Republican Delegate Richard Anderson, who co-chairs the new bipartisan personal privacy caucus along with Democratic [...]

Editorial: Food truck pilot program threatens to sputter out

Editorial: Food truck pilot program threatens to sputter out

File photo Up to this point, we know two things about food trucks in Alexandria: members of the public apparently want them in town, but roving restaurateurs seem uninterested in doing business here. Food trucks were [...]