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Old Town gas station clerk injured in robbery

Old Town gas station clerk injured in robbery

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A man is in stable condition at a local hospital after a man shot him during a robbery at an Old Town gas station Sunday night, city police said. Around 11:30 [...]

State pays for school security upgrades

State pays for school security upgrades

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Security systems at local public schools are about to get beefed up. The Virginia Department of Education recently awarded Alexandria City Public Schools with more than $41,000 in grants to help [...]

John McEnearney dead at age 87

John McEnearney dead at age 87

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) John McEnearney, founder of prominent Old Town-based real estate firm McEnearney Associates, died October 8 of renal failure at the age of 87. McEnearney was a staple of the Alexandria realtor [...]

Ebbin: Gay rights fight not over with marriage decision

Ebbin: Gay rights fight not over with marriage decision

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Throughout state Sen. Adam Ebbin’s decade-long tenure in Richmond, the openly gay lawmaker focused on securing equality for LGBT Virginians. Until last week, that meant pushing for the repeal of the [...]

Dominion benefits schools as it weighs transmission line project

Dominion benefits schools as it weighs transmission line project

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) As Dominion Virginia Power officials consider tearing up local neighborhoods for a 230-kilovolt transmission line, the utility gave back to the community Tuesday, building an outdoor classroom for public school students. [...]

Police: Five-year-old murder case solved

Police: Five-year-old murder case solved

By Derrick Perkins City police say they closed the book on a longstanding unsolved murder case Tuesday, accusing an incarcerated man of slaying a fugitive from justice in 2009. Authorities said Willie Smith, who [...]

Quest for memorial honoring black Revolutionary War veterans enters new chapter

Quest for memorial honoring black Revolutionary War veterans enters new chapter

By Katelyn Guderian (File photo) For decades, Alexandria resident Maurice Barboza sought to honor black soldiers and sailors who fought for America’s freedom during the Revolutionary War. Barboza, whose forefathers also fought in the Revolution, is [...]

Bicycle, pedestrian advocates admonish scofflaw cyclists

Bicycle, pedestrian advocates admonish scofflaw cyclists

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Mentioning cycling in casual conversation — in Alexandria, at least — quickly elicits harrowing tales of two-wheeled hooligans tearing full bore past stop signs. But pedestrians and motorists aren’t alone in [...]

Residents question Dominion power line plans

Residents question Dominion power line plans

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Dominion Virginia Power officials still refuse to say where they would prefer to run a 230-kilovolt transmission line through Alexandria, but one offered a guess last week. “If there was a [...]

School board moves forward on T.C. lights

School board moves forward on T.C. lights

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) The Alexandria School Board voted last week to move forward with a controversial proposal to light T.C. Williams’ football stadium. Neighbors decried the decision as reneging on a decades-old promise and [...]