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Alexandria library sit-in’s 75th anniversary commemorated

Alexandria library sit-in’s 75th anniversary commemorated

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) Patricia Timmons-Goodson, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, did not mince words when it came to famed Alexandria attorney Samuel W. Tucker and the five young black men [...]

ACPS stagnates on state test scores

ACPS stagnates on state test scores

By Erich Wagner (Image/Ashleigh Carter) While schools like Patrick Henry Elementary School made sharp gains on newly released Standards of Learning test results, many schools stagnated or saw their test scores drop. Alexandria City Public Schools [...]

Retired planning director looks back: Controversy ‘just comes with the territory’

Retired planning director looks back: Controversy ‘just comes with the territory’

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) If you ask retired planning director Faroll Hamer about the controversies surrounding two recent major redevelopment proposals — along the waterfront and in Beauregard — she’s quick to argue that not [...]

What are the issues in the race for the 8th District?

What are the issues in the race for the 8th District?

By Erich Wagner (File Photo) Party leaders and political experts say issues like the economy and foreign policy will be at the forefront of the campaign to replace the retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) this [...]

By Derrick Perkins City scientists detected West Nile Virus in area mosquitoes last month, but say it’s a regular occurrence and not at a level they find concerning. Those tasked with keeping tabs on the local [...]

Officials: Valid photo ID needed to cast ballot in November election

Officials: Valid photo ID needed to cast ballot in November election

By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) City officials are reminding local voters they need valid photo identification if they plan on casting a ballot at November’s general election. The notification came after the state Board of Elections [...]

Student-run nonprofit serving military families takes off locally

Student-run nonprofit serving military families takes off locally

By Katie Callahan (Courtesy photo) It’s early in the morning and 17-year-old T.C. Williams senior Abigail Hamilton is sitting in front of her computer screen, chatting with her partner Emma West over Facebook about her latest [...]

Best Of Alexandria 2014 Winners!

Best Of Alexandria 2014 Winners!

              You voted and the results are clear-cut. Take a look and see whom your neighbors turn to around town for a variety of everyday needs.    Best Brunch Winner: [...]

Prince and Cameron streets eyed for bike lanes

Prince and Cameron streets eyed for bike lanes

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Mere months after a contentious fight to add bike lanes — and remove parking spots — along King Street, city officials are contemplating making Prince and Cameron streets more cyclist-friendly. The [...]

New gym for dogs opens along Colvin Street

New gym for dogs opens along Colvin Street

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Longtime dog trainer Kevin Gilliam said he had been looking for a way to exercise his pet in urban Alexandria without going to dog parks, which are too chaotic and unpredictable [...]