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Alexandria Aces best Bethesda Big Train, Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts

Alexandria Aces best Bethesda Big Train, Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) The Alexandria Aces climbed to 16-11 after a breakout offensive performance Tuesday, beating the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts 16-11 after a five-run sixth inning. The victory pushed the Aces to 5-2 in July, after [...]

Yates Pizzeria looking to bring back feel of Generous George’s

Yates Pizzeria looking to bring back feel of Generous George’s

By Katie Callahan (File photo) It’s hard to miss the Yates family name around town. There’s Yates Corner, Yates Automotive, Yates Car Wash and now: Yates Pizzeria. Jeff Yates, one of the family’s four brothers, is [...]

Lee Street residents worry Halloween tradition has gotten out of hand

Lee Street residents worry Halloween tradition has gotten out of hand

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Erich Wagner) Lee Street is the place to be on Halloween, but Old Town residents and city officials fear the annual tradition is spiraling out of control. The fall community ritual dates back [...]

UPDATED: Police investigate West End homicide

UPDATED: Police investigate West End homicide

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Updated 5:12 p.m. July 7 Detectives are investigating the killing of a woman in her home last week on the West End, Alexandria police said. Around 11:30 a.m. July 4, police [...]

River Dogs rally to upset Aces

River Dogs rally to upset Aces

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) The Alexandria Aces posted a respectable 3-2 win-loss record from June 25 to July 1, but the second defeat was as hard as any the team experienced all summer and it [...]

Edmond focuses on results, not ideology

Edmond focuses on results, not ideology

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Republican congressional nominee Micah Edmond said the combination of his unique upbringing and an emphasis on results rather than rhetoric means he will give Democrat Don Beyer a run for his [...]

‘Side Show’ breathes life into story of the Hilton Sisters

‘Side Show’ breathes life into story of the Hilton Sisters

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Joan Marcus) Until the late 19th century, well before the present age of political correctness, viewing human oddities was seen as an acceptable form of entertainment. Traveling freak shows, pop-up circuses and dime [...]

Two local men bear witness to catastrophic Everest avalanche

Two local men bear witness to catastrophic Everest avalanche

By Katie Callahan (Courtesy photo) Breathe, step. Breathe, step. Breathe, step. It sounds natural enough, but for local businessman John Carney, sucking in thin mountain air before every lumbering step upwards took incredible concentration. “When you [...]

West End residents sour after Norfolk Southern meeting

West End residents sour after Norfolk Southern meeting

By Katie Callahan (File photo) A community meeting with Norfolk Southern’s representatives last month to discuss the future of its West End ethanol facility did little to defrost Alexandria’s chilly relationship with the shipping giant. City [...]

Councilors skeptical of Dominion Power expansion plans

Councilors skeptical of Dominion Power expansion plans

By Erich Wagner (File photo) City councilors lit up Dominion Virginia Power representatives last month over the utility company’s plans for running a 230-kilovolt transmission line through Alexandria. At issue is the fact that the company [...]