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School board reconsiders athletic lighting at T.C. Williams

School board reconsiders athletic lighting at T.C. Williams

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Alexandria School Board members are poised to flip the switch on one of the city’s longest — and occasionally most contentious — on-and-off debates: Lighting up T.C. Williams’ football field. The [...]

Planning director warns Del Ray businesses of potential upheaval ahead

Planning director warns Del Ray businesses of potential upheaval ahead

By Katie Callahan (Photo/Erich Wagner) Del Ray’s shop-lined streets form the foundation of the neighborhood’s character, but owners of its many independent stores must keep pace with changes in the marketplace, cautioned Alexandria’s outgoing planning chief [...]

District man charged in animal abuse case

District man charged in animal abuse case

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) Alexandria officers charged a D.C. resident with a slew of crimes in connection with an abandoned dog found near Richmond Highway in Alexandria. Megan Webb, executive director of the Animal Welfare [...]

All-girls robotics team prepares for international competition

All-girls robotics team prepares for international competition

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) For a group of girls in the Port City, Legos aren’t just for building pirate ships or a replica of the Millennium Falcon. Six girls hailing from several middle schools — [...]

Officials consider pedestrian-friendly proposals for lower King Street

Officials consider pedestrian-friendly proposals for lower King Street

By Erich Wagner (File photo) According to city planners, the people have spoken. And they want better access to lower King Street on foot. At a meeting held by officials in March, residents overwhelmingly espoused the [...]

Controversial food truck pilot program lacks benchmarks

Controversial food truck pilot program lacks benchmarks

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Food trucks have until October 2015 to prove their viability, but just how city officials will determine whether the grand experiment is a success or failure remains a mystery. A narrow [...]

Sheriff’s deputy arrested on sexual assault charges

Sheriff’s deputy arrested on sexual assault charges

By Erich Wagner (File photo) An Alexandria sheriff’s deputy was arrested Tuesday evening after allegedly raping a female inmate at the city jail that morning, police said. Deputy Bryant Pegues, 52, is charged with rape and [...]

Port City welcomes new fire chief

Port City welcomes new fire chief

By Katie Callahan (Courtesy photo) Alexandria’s newly appointed fire chief, Robert C. Dubé, says he is ready to go as he prepares to take the department’s reins June 9. “I’m excited for the opportunity and I’m [...]

ACT for Alexandria hits the 10-year mark

ACT for Alexandria hits the 10-year mark

By Katie Callahan (Courtesy photo) A decade after its founding, ACT for Alexandria stands astride the local nonprofit scene, a philanthropic giant serving the Port City’s plethora of charitable organizations. What started as a plan to [...]

First waterfront hotel approved — again

First waterfront hotel approved — again

By Katie Callahan (Image/City of Alexandria) For the second time this year, city councilors cleared Carr City Centers’ proposed waterfront hotel. In a 5-1 vote Saturday, Alexandria’s top elected officials upheld the board of architectural review’s [...]