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Historic Old Town Theater endures yet another temporary shutdown

Historic Old Town Theater endures yet another temporary shutdown

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As residents walked past the Old Town Theater on King Street this week, they may have noticed that the historic venue’s marquees had once again gone blank. Owner Rob Kaufman said [...]

Old Dominion Boat Club weighs land swap deal with City Hall

Old Dominion Boat Club weighs land swap deal with City Hall

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The tentative land swap deal struck between City Hall and the Old Dominion Boat Club hinges on the approval of the social group’s membership. The deal, which has been negotiated off [...]

Yates Pizzeria looking to bring back feel of Generous George’s

Yates Pizzeria looking to bring back feel of Generous George’s

By Katie Callahan (File photo) It’s hard to miss the Yates family name around town. There’s Yates Corner, Yates Automotive, Yates Car Wash and now: Yates Pizzeria. Jeff Yates, one of the family’s four brothers, is [...]

Lee Street residents worry Halloween tradition has gotten out of hand

Lee Street residents worry Halloween tradition has gotten out of hand

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Erich Wagner) Lee Street is the place to be on Halloween, but Old Town residents and city officials fear the annual tradition is spiraling out of control. The fall community ritual dates back [...]

UPDATED: Police investigate West End homicide

UPDATED: Police investigate West End homicide

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Updated 5:12 p.m. July 7 Detectives are investigating the killing of a woman in her home last week on the West End, Alexandria police said. Around 11:30 a.m. July 4, police [...]

Edmond focuses on results, not ideology

Edmond focuses on results, not ideology

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Republican congressional nominee Micah Edmond said the combination of his unique upbringing and an emphasis on results rather than rhetoric means he will give Democrat Don Beyer a run for his [...]

Two local men bear witness to catastrophic Everest avalanche

Two local men bear witness to catastrophic Everest avalanche

By Katie Callahan (Courtesy photo) Breathe, step. Breathe, step. Breathe, step. It sounds natural enough, but for local businessman John Carney, sucking in thin mountain air before every lumbering step upwards took incredible concentration. “When you [...]

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 [...]

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” [...]