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Breaking: T.C. Williams student found dead

Breaking: T.C. Williams student found dead

Updated Friday March 13 at 12:10 p.m. By Times staff (File photo) Law enforcement officials announced Friday that the T.C. Williams sophomore found dead on Thursday died as a result from “descent from a building,” but [...]

Metroway exceeds early expectations

Metroway exceeds early expectations

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Early on a Sunday morning last August, Dino Drudi woke up, got dressed and left his home precisely at 7:15 a.m. Drudi was on his way to church in Bethesda, [...]

Recreational programs could see fee increases

Recreational programs could see fee increases

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) As part of Acting City Manager Mark Jinks’ proposal to close a $31 million budget gap, city leaders hope to raise nearly half a million dollars in revenues by [...]

Chinquapin Olympic pool dead in the water?

Chinquapin Olympic pool dead in the water?

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) The results are in on the estimated cost to construct a new indoor Olympic-sized pool at Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, and they’re not looking good. At $30.7 million, the [...]

Silberberg announces mayoral run

Silberberg announces mayoral run

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Braving streets and sidewalks glazed with ice, more than 100 residents came out to support Allison Silberberg as she announced her candidacy for mayor at Los Tios in Del [...]

NBA trailblazer, Alexandria legend Earl Lloyd dead at 86

NBA trailblazer, Alexandria legend Earl Lloyd dead at 86

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Alexandria native Earl Lloyd, who broke professional basketball’s color barrier more than 60 years ago, died last Thursday in Crossville, Tenn., at the age of 86. Lloyd played basketball [...]

No new taxes in city budget proposal

No new taxes in city budget proposal

By Erich Wagner and Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Despite facing a $31 million budget gap as recently as December, Acting City Manager Mark Jinks proposed a balanced budget that not only keeps tax rates flat [...]

City council approves King Street assisted living facility

City council approves King Street assisted living facility

By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) With an impending snow storm threatening to disrupt last weekend’s city council hearing, 50 resolute supporters and opponents of the proposed Alexandria Memory Care project waited more than seven hours [...]

Embattled used car dealer to remain open

Embattled used car dealer to remain open

By Erich Wagner (File photo) In March 2014, city councilors gave the owner of A&B Auto Finance Co. one last chance. He had six months to wrap up operations and find a new site for his [...]

Alexandria resident named a finalist for Mars voyage

Alexandria resident named a finalist for Mars voyage

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Being an Internet nerd sometimes can have its upsides. Sometimes you can win free stuff or trips. But it’s not a T-shirt or a trip to the Caribbean that [...]