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Wolverines hand Titans second loss of season

Wolverines hand Titans second loss of season

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) There wasn’t much mystery surrounding the sorts of pitches T.C. Williams ballplayers would see when Billy Lescher of West Potomac took the mound against the Titans in the bottom of the [...]

Battle of the sexes in ‘Tender Napalm’

Battle of the sexes in ‘Tender Napalm’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Christopher Mueller) Two characters, known simply as Man and Woman, are the sole characters in “Tender Napalm,” an otherwise complex and powerful drama by British playwright Philip Ridley. It is a love story [...]

You can’t help but love ‘Loveland’

You can’t help but love ‘Loveland’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Teresa Wood) Welcome to the wonderfully wacky world of Frannie Potts, who you’ll meet in “Loveland” at Arena Stage as part of the Kogod Cradle Series’ American New Voices Play Institute. Frannie can’t [...]

Minimum wage debate arrives in Arlandria

Minimum wage debate arrives in Arlandria

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) visited the Arlandria branch of MOM’s Organic Market on Monday to laud the company’s practice of paying workers above the federal minimum wage. Kaine toured the [...]

Local officials wait on Richmond’s budget talks

Local officials wait on Richmond’s budget talks

By Erich Wagner (File photo) While most of the Virginia General Assembly’s work is done for the year, many of the Port City’s legislative priorities remain tied up in the ongoing brinkmanship over the state budget. [...]

Animals rescued from breeding mill find new home in Alexandria

Animals rescued from breeding mill find new home in Alexandria

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) When the Humane Society of the United States asked local animal shelters for help caring for 180 neglected animals rescued from an Arkansas breeding mill, officials at the Animal Welfare League [...]

EDITORIAL: Finding a true win-win compromise really is an art

EDITORIAL: Finding a true win-win compromise really is an art

According to Merriam-Webster, a compromise is “a settling of differences … reached by mutual concessions.” In a good compromise, no one gets exactly what they want and each party gives up something meaningful. Washington Nationals General [...]

Campaign to patch up Port City potholes underway

Campaign to patch up Port City potholes underway

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As the Port City finally thaws out from a messy winter, city officials are taking stock of the cold weather’s toll on the blacktop. The city department of transportation and environmental [...]

Hamer, Spruill to depart Port City

Hamer, Spruill to depart Port City

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Planning Director Faroll Hamer, often the target of fierce criticism from residents during her tenure in Alexandria, is one of two high-ranking members of City Hall to announce plans to step [...]

Spring2ACTion enters fourth year with lofty goal

Spring2ACTion enters fourth year with lofty goal

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy image) In each of the three previous years that ACT for Alexandria has hosted a 24-hour online fundraiser for local nonprofits, the group surpassed its goals. So it’s easy to see why [...]