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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 [...]

Scuttled 18th century ship discovered under Hotel Indigo construction

Scuttled 18th century ship discovered under Hotel Indigo construction

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) In early November last year, the construction of the Hotel Indigo yielded a fascinating discovery: some of the timbers that made up a warehouse built by notable city resident John Carlyle [...]

Proposals sought for T.C. Williams stadium design

Proposals sought for T.C. Williams stadium design

By Chris Teale (File photo) Since it opened in 1965, T.C. Williams High School’s Parker-Gray Stadium has played host to state championship-winning teams in football, soccer and other sports, while also serving as a training ground [...]

Police make arrests in two 2015 homicides

Police make arrests in two 2015 homicides

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Editor’s note: this is an updated version of this article, and was printed in the January 14 issue of the Times. The Alexandria Police Department announced Wednesday that it made two [...]

Arrests made in connection with Beverley Park and Four Mile Run Park homicides

Arrests made in connection with Beverley Park and Four Mile Run Park homicides

By Chris Teale (File photo) Update 1 p.m., February 13 The Alexandria Police Department announced Wednesday it has charged a suspect in connection with the homicide of Eduardo David Chandias Almendarez, who was found dead in [...]

Our View: Alexandria needs ethics reform

Our View: Alexandria needs ethics reform

(File photo) Alexandria has a long history of individuals who, by their behavior, led the way in serving as role models. Samuel W. Tucker in 1939 risked imprisonment to organize America’s first sit-down strike against racial [...]