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Alexandria resident Derrick Davenport secures Chef of the Year award

Alexandria resident Derrick Davenport secures Chef of the Year award

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) When Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts his foreign counterparts at his official residence at Fort Myer, executive chef and household manager Derrick Davenport is responsible [...]

Local leaders laud advent of TSA in Eisenhower West

Local leaders laud advent of TSA in Eisenhower West

By Erich Wagner and Chris Teale (Photo/Alexandria Economic Development Partnership) City officials and business leaders are brimming with excitement following the announcement last week that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration will relocate to Alexandria. The agency [...]

Anti-fraud credit cards could cause headaches for local businesses

Anti-fraud credit cards could cause headaches for local businesses

By Chris Teale (File photo) Small businesses in the Port City could run into trouble this fall, as they come up against new requirements to accept antifraud microchip credit cards set to go into effect October [...]

Alexandria teen Alysha Howard’s face to join billboard campaign

Alexandria teen Alysha Howard’s face to join billboard campaign

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Alexandria teenager Alysha Howard has been missing since October 2014, but officials hope a new initiative displaying her face on digital billboards at bus shelters across the Washington and Baltimore areas [...]

Alexandria City Public Schools sees big gains in SOL test results

Alexandria City Public Schools sees big gains in SOL test results

By Chris Teale (File photo) It is only one way in which student progress is measured, but the data is indisputable:  Alexandria City Public Schools appears headed in the right direction based on the pass rates [...]

City to examine new broadband Internet options

City to examine new broadband Internet options

By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s relationship with broadband Internet has had something of a checkered history. But now city officials hope to improve matters for businesses, city departments and residents with the issuing of a [...]

City council challengers hone their message ahead of campaign season

City council challengers hone their message ahead of campaign season

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As sitting city councilors prepare their campaigns for re-election, a bevy of challengers are working hard to break the local Democratic Party’s hold on Alexandria’s government leadership. On November 3, all [...]

City council to examine three-day parking rule this fall

City council to examine three-day parking rule this fall

By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) City residents heading on vacation will no longer fear the sight of a parking ticket on their car when they return home, if city councilor Justin Wilson has his way. Current [...]

School board candidates flex their muscles ahead of November election

School board candidates flex their muscles ahead of November election

By Chris Teale and Erich Wagner (File photo) The winds of change are set to blow through the ranks of the Alexandria City School Board this year, with three current members not running for re-election and [...]

Study: Commuter ferry service viable in Alexandria

Study: Commuter ferry service viable in Alexandria

By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s burgeoning ferry options could have some new additions in the coming years, as two commuter ferry routes from the Port City were found to be feasible in a recent study [...]