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Alexandria’s Confederate references come under fire after South Carolina shooting

Alexandria’s Confederate references come under fire after South Carolina shooting

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Chris Teale) As one of the biggest state-sanctioned reminders of the U.S. Civil War — the Confederate battle flag — was removed from the grounds of South Carolina’s capitol last week, the debate [...]

Our View: Extending meter limits along upper King Street is a good start

Our View: Extending meter limits along upper King Street is a good start

(Photo/Jennifer Powell) City council’s recent decision to allow longer hours at parking meters in West Old Town is good news for patrons and proprietors of businesses in that part of Alexandria. The change, which allows motorists [...]

Take an immersive trip to Neverland in ‘Peter Pan’

Take an immersive trip to Neverland in ‘Peter Pan’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Jeremy Daniel) “Do you believe in fairies?” In response, the audience, primed for a night of wonder and magic, seized on the age-old question with resounding approval. Author J. M. Barrie would have [...]

Jarrett Wood, one of Alexandria’s ultimate firefighters, takes bronze at World Police and Fire Games

Jarrett Wood, one of Alexandria’s ultimate firefighters, takes bronze at World Police and Fire Games

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) First responders from Alexandria’s police and fire departments joined their peers from across the country and around the world for the 16th World Police and Fire Games, hosted at venues across [...]

Local leaders bemoan potential WMATA funding cut

Local leaders bemoan potential WMATA funding cut

By Chris Teale (File photo) The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has come under fire in recent months for its poor safety record and a lack of improvement, and now Congress is discussing cutting $50 million [...]

New Alexandria City Public Schools principals reflect on challenges, hopes for the future

New Alexandria City Public Schools principals reflect on challenges, hopes for the future

By Chris Teale (File photo) Changes are afoot in the leadership of one elementary school and one middle school in Alexandria City Public Schools, as two individuals with strong ties to the school district take on [...]

Some Old Town parking meter time limits extended

Some Old Town parking meter time limits extended

By Chris Teale (Photo/Jennifer Powell) Those looking to drive and park in metered spaces west of Alfred Street in Old Town will have more time to browse the shops and boutiques and digest their meals at [...]

Alexandria rocked by first homicide of 2015

Alexandria rocked by first homicide of 2015

By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (Photo/Chris Teale) The peace and tranquility of the Fourth of July holiday in Alexandria was shaken last Thursday as police investigated the city’s first homicide of the year, just blocks [...]

T.C. Williams’ Lyles brothers star in Cuba as international track ambassadors

T.C. Williams’ Lyles brothers star in Cuba as international track ambassadors

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Not many high school students get the chance to represent their country in an international tournament, let alone one with diplomatic implications. But rising T.C. Williams seniors Noah and Josephus Lyles [...]

Police investigate homicide near Braddock Road Metro

Police investigate homicide near Braddock Road Metro

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Thursday night just blocks from the Braddock Road Metro station. Around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of N. Fayette St. after reports [...]