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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 [...]

Editorial: This Fourth of July, 
the Port City needs you

Editorial: This Fourth of July, 
the Port City needs you

(File Photo) We celebrate the Fourth of July this week, that annual observance of the adoption of our Declaration of Independence that also includes baseball, cookouts, pool parties and fireworks. This year we at the Alexandria [...]

Hobie & Monk: Letting potential visitors down gently

Hobie & Monk: Letting potential visitors down gently

Dear Hobie & Monk, My wife and I have just relocated to a beautiful small city on the West Coast. Now that summer is here, all of our East Coast friends want to come to visit, [...]

Police identify ‘upskirt’ suspect, arrest three more teens

Police identify ‘upskirt’ suspect, arrest three more teens

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria police released the identity of a T.C. Williams student charged earlier this month and arrested three others in connection with two separate incidents where the students allegedly took nonconsensual “upskirt” [...]

Aces in playoff contention after decent start to season

Aces in playoff contention after decent start to season

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) It’s been an up and down season so far for the Alexandria Aces. After roaring out to a 5-0 start, they were pulled back to a respectable 9-8 record a little [...]

‘Cloak and Dagger’ is a ribald send-up of film noir

‘Cloak and Dagger’ is a ribald send-up of film noir

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Margot Schulman) If you want to be cast in a major part, nail half a dozen roles in the same production and oversee the musical score, well, maybe you should just write your [...]

Torpedo Factory celebrates 40 years of creativity

Torpedo Factory celebrates 40 years of creativity

By Katie Callahan (Photo/Katie Callahan) Four decades after local artists converted a run-down munitions plant into a creative hub, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is still going strong. Built near the end of World War I, [...]

City police investigate NOVA sexual assault

City police investigate NOVA sexual assault

Erich Wagner (File photo) City police are investigating a report of a sexual assault Monday against a student at Northern Virginia Community College. Around 2 p.m. police responded to the 5000 block of Dawes Ave., said [...]

City weighs Olympic pool at Chinquapin

City weighs Olympic pool at Chinquapin

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Local swimmers could soon hone their freestyle or breaststroke in an Olympic-sized pool without needing to venture beyond the city limits. Officials are considering adding a 50-meter pool at Chinquapin Park [...]