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Charles Severance sentenced to life in prison

Charles Severance sentenced to life in prison

By Chris Teale (File photo) Charles Severance, the man found guilty of the killings of three Alexandrians and the wounding of a fourth, was sentenced to three life terms in prison plus 48 years by specially [...]

Updated: Storm dumps nearly two feet of snow on Alexandria, schools and local government closed Monday

Updated: Storm dumps nearly two feet of snow on Alexandria, schools and local government closed Monday

Updated 4:45 p.m. January 24 By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (Photo/Denise Dunbar) A reported 17 inches of snow fell on the Port City as a result of the winter storm dubbed by some as “Snowzilla,” [...]

‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ is a mischievous jaunt

‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ is a mischievous jaunt

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Joan Marcus) Having enjoyed the four-time Tony Award-winning musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” on Broadway last month, I can firmly attest it has found a national touring company cast to [...]

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes triumph over Episcopal in local rivalry clash

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes triumph over Episcopal in local rivalry clash

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) At the final buzzer of St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes’ 55-49 boys basketball win over local rivals Episcopal January 16, Saints junior guard Myles Lewis was mobbed by his teammates as [...]

Alvin Crawley presents ACPS operating budget proposal for FY 2017

Alvin Crawley presents ACPS operating budget proposal for FY 2017

By Chris Teale (File photo) Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley had one eye on the present and one eye looking toward the future while asking for further monetary help from city council with his latest operating budget [...]

More South Korean dogs arrive at Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

More South Korean dogs arrive at Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) While talking about the success of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria taking in dogs rescued from a meat farm in South Korea in January 2015, AWLA executive director Megan Webb [...]

City grapples with recent business closures

City grapples with recent business closures

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) The recent closure of several longtime locally owned businesses leaves city leaders with the tall task of counteracting a slowdown in sales and consumer economic activity. In the past few months, [...]

Our View: Outside the box thinking is needed to avoid a collision over T.C. lights

Our View: Outside the box thinking is needed to avoid a collision over T.C. lights

(Courtesy photo) City officials appear to be on a collision course with residents of the Seminary Hill neighborhood next to T.C. Williams High School, with litigation a possible end result. The catalyst for this confrontation is [...]

Bishop Ireton wins city wrestling tournament

Bishop Ireton wins city wrestling tournament

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Each day at Bishop Ireton, wrestling head coach Kwinten Brown walks through the cafeteria on lunch duty, but also on a scouting mission to try and find boys who look like [...]

Q&A with ‘Mercy Street’ costume designers Amy Andrews Harrell and Ignatius Creegan

Q&A with ‘Mercy Street’ costume designers Amy Andrews Harrell and Ignatius Creegan

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Anthony Platt, PBS) In the Times’ October interview with “Mercy Street” co-producer Lisa Wolfinger, we examined the story behind the new PBS Civil War-era miniseries. Set in Alexandria, the plot is based on [...]