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Alexandria ash trees under assault

By Erich Wagner (Stock photo) City officials recently announced they have discovered the presence of the emerald ash borer, an invasive insect that is fatal...

Robinson Terminal North developers search for answers

By Chris Teale (File photo) The redevelopment of Robinson Terminal North on the Alexandria waterfront hit a snag earlier this year when the developers could...

Police Chief Earl Cook looks back at long career of service

By Chris Teale (File photo) The Alexandria Police Department will look very different beginning Saturday, as Police Chief Earl Cook officially retires and ends his...

Our View: Statue move is a good effort, even if it’s just symbolic

(Photo/Chris Teale) Symbols mean different things to different people, and their interpretation can vary across cultures. Those meanings often also change over time. To Christians, the...

‘Blackberry Daze’ at MetroStage leaves you dizzy

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Chris Banks) Director, choreographer and lyricist Thomas W. Jones II and musical director William Knowles are the collaborators on a world premiere...

SPORTS

Bishop Ireton volleyball team continues to chase hard atop WCAC standings

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) With the prospect of a straight-sets defeat staring them in the face Monday against rivals Bishop O’Connell, the Bishop Ireton volleyball team needed to dig deep. Cardinals middle hitter Tori Patacsil...

Episcopal football cruises to victory in season opener

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) It took just six plays for the Episcopal football team’s fast-paced offense to have an impact last Friday night. Away against Paul VI in the Maroon’s season opener, the visitors quickly...

T.C. Williams football keeps its cool in home opener

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) With less than 10 minutes remaining in T.C. Williams’ game against Oakton last Saturday, Titans running back Akiti Taylor found a hole in the defense and powered to a 47-yard...

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Theodore Thorpe III inspires T.C. Williams choir students to soar

By Jennifer Powell (Photo/Jeff McEvoy) Theodore Thorpe III is now in his seventh season as the director of choral activities at T.C. Williams High School. Thorpe is widely regarded as a disciplinarian who gets the...

‘Blackberry Daze’ at MetroStage leaves you dizzy

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Chris Banks) Director, choreographer and lyricist Thomas W. Jones II and musical director William Knowles are the collaborators on a world premiere musical now playing at MetroStage, “Blackberry Daze.” Adapted from the murder...

Little Theatre of Alexandria performs well-acted remake of ‘Steel Magnolias’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Misty Angel) Most of you likely recall the 1989 movie “Steel Magnolias.” You know the one, with Julia Roberts as Shelby, the bride-to-be who suffers from diabetes, and Sally Field as her...

LETTERS

Your View: Moving Confederate statue is disrespectful to Alexandrians

By David Norcross, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Once again, city council has chosen to ignore the opinion, recommendation and report of a council-appointed advisory...

Your View: In defense of “Johnny Come Latelies”

By James Bernau, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I want to start by stating my love for this community. My first experience in Alexandria was...

Your View: Confederate statue is intended to depict regret

By Marion Roland Conrad, Virginia Beach (File photo) To the editor: I am the granddaughter of Richard Norris Roland, Sr. who was an Alexandria resident who...

Your View: Statue should be a lasting reminder of the folly of racism

By Michael S. Clinkscale, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: City council recently voted unanimously to relocate the “Appomattox” statue from its current location at the...

Your View: Moving statue amounts to moving a gravestone

By Katy Cannady, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I find city council’s illadvised unanimous vote to move the “Appomattox” statue and the remarks by some...

COLUMNS

The Business Plan: Don’t gripe about it, fix it

By Bill Reagan Maya Angelou once wrote, “What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change...

My View: An open letter to Denise Dunbar

By David Speck Dear Denise: Your open letter to the mayor and city council regarding a pay raise was well written and well reasoned (no surprise...

Senior Corner: Improving your outlook on life

By Rhonda L. Williams, LCSW Do you know someone who is generally cheerful and in a good mood, someone who looks on the bright side...

My View: An open letter to Alexandria City Council

By Denise Dunbar Dear Mayor Allison Silberberg and city councilors: I hope you all have had a fun and restful summer. You deserved a break from...
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