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Severance charged in three murders

Severance charged in three murders

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Police Chief Earl Cook believes his department has finally solved a string of high profile murders, one of which dated back more than a decade. Police announced Monday that they secured [...]

BREAKING: Charles Severance charged in Dunning, Kirby, Lodato murders

BREAKING: Charles Severance charged in Dunning, Kirby, Lodato murders

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Alexandria police announced Monday that they have secured murder indictments against former fringe mayoral candidate Charles Severance in connection with three high-profile homicides over the last decade. A grand jury charged [...]

UPDATED: D.C. corrections official killed in Seminary Hill

UPDATED: D.C. corrections official killed in Seminary Hill

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Updated 1:06 p.m. September 8 A high-ranking D.C. corrections official was found slain in her Seminary Hill home Sunday morning. Around 8:12 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to the 4800 block of [...]

Private school celebrates largest ever donation

Private school celebrates largest ever donation

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) Alexandria Country Day School officials announced Tuesday that an anonymous donor has presented the school with a $3 million gift, the largest in the school’s 31-year history. The financial windfall will [...]

T.C. Williams student to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

T.C. Williams student to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Katie Callahan (Photo/ACPS) T.C. Williams student Maddy Dooley is preparing for the performance of a lifetime. The sousaphone player has performed on a big stage before, but this one comes with an audience of about [...]

New Jefferson-Houston principal stresses individual academic growth

New Jefferson-Houston principal stresses individual academic growth

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) Christopher Phillips, the incoming principal of Jefferson-Houston School, believes there is more to education than preparing for standardized tests. “If you teach them to the master the material, they can take [...]

U.S. 1 Metroway already a boon for business

U.S. 1 Metroway already a boon for business

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Business leaders already are touting the region’s first bus rapid transit service as a driver of economic activity and redevelopment. Known as Metroway, the service connects Braddock Road Metro station with [...]

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 [...]