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Our View: Law enforcement and combating drug abuse must be collaborative efforts

(File photo) On Monday, Alexandria police and prosecutors banded together with counterparts from the Virginia State Police and Maryland law enforcement officials to announce a...

Torpedo Factory study attracts renewed debate

By James Cullum (Photo/James Cullum) A recent study by a respected economist commissioned by the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association argues that the Torpedo Factory Art...

City backs West End office building purchase for school

By James Cullum (Photo/James Cullum) City Council unanimously approved a transfer of $4.56 million from the city general fund to Alexandria City Public Schools to...

City officials lead massive heroin bust

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Law enforcement officials in Alexandria, Virginia and Maryland announced Monday that they had apprehended 11 suspects in connection with a...

Northam wins local gubernatorial straw poll

By James Cullum (Photo/James Cullum) President Donald Trump’s ears might have been burning Sunday night, as Virginia’s Democratic candidates for governor and lieutenant governor railed...

SPORTS

Bishop Ireton cheerleaders win national championship

By James Cullum (Courtesy photo) Bishop Ireton swept the Christian Cheerleading Association’s 2017 national championships in Fayetteville, N.C. on Saturday. It was their second national title in as many years. The Cardinals earned a combined score...

Lady Titans fall to Oakton in regional quarterfinals

By James Cullum (Courtesy photo) The T.C. Williams girls basketball season came to a bitter end on February 22, as the Oakton Cougars handed the Titans a 50-44 defeat in the quarterfinals of the 6A...

Six Titans inducted into athletic hall of fame

By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Ahead of the ceremony to induct the latest round of honorees at the T.C. Williams athletic hall of fame, former head football coach Herman Boone sent a letter to recognize...

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ARTS & CULTURE

Tift Merritt to perform Tuesday at The Birchmere

By Jennifer Powell (Photo/Alexandra Valenti) Tift Merritt has been doing what she loves since her college days at the University of North Carolina. There, Merritt studied creative writing while creating her band and winning gigs...

Alexandria Symphony executive director dies

By James Cullum (Courtesy photo) Paul Frank, the executive director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, died after a short bout with pancreatic cancer on March 13 at the age of 76. He was an arts...

Torpedo Factory study attracts renewed debate

By James Cullum (Photo/James Cullum) A recent study by a respected economist commissioned by the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association argues that the Torpedo Factory Art Center is the single most important tourist attraction in the...

LETTERS

Your View: This Presidents Day, take in the history that is disappearing

By Gebe Johnson, The Queen Street Coalition (File photo) There is a reason the upcoming Presidents’ Day parade in Alexandria includes a picturesque stretch along...

Your View: We must convert anti-hate protests into votes

By Paul A. Friedman, Alexandria (File photo) On Sunday afternoon, I gathered with members of Grassroots Alexandria, Delegate Mark Levine (D-45) and other activists to...

Your View: Redistricting failed to reduce strain on Jefferson-Houston

By Charles Conway, Alexandria (File photo) “This is about our neighborhood, and an opportunity to say to anyone new to the area, whether you are...

Your View: Lights at T.C. would be latest infringement on local black enclave

By Frances Colbert Terrell, President, Seminary Civic Association (File photo) To the editor: A hot issue for the past several years has been centered on T.C....

Your View: It’s time to organize and make your voice heard

By Erin Andrew, Sabrina Corlette, Heather Jelks, Jane Marcus, Abhisek Mitra, M. Williams Sermons, June Shih, Patrick Smith,Frank Woodruff, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Many...

COLUMNS

Senior Corner: Promoting healthy aging

By Mary Belanich Many of Virginia Hospital Center’s programs and services exemplify its mission, “to be the best health system,” including the offerings of the...

Alexandria in Action: Come together right now

By John Porter We aging baby boomers tend to refer back to events and times in our lives which had major impacts on us —...

Filling in the blanks: The role of space in ACPS’ capital budget

By Ramee Gentry Last week, the Alexandria City School Board completed a redistricting process, which began nearly two years ago, with the adoption of revised...

The Business Plan: The imperative to stay current

By Bill Reagan Over the past year, there was considerable discussion about the impact of online competition on Alexandria small businesses. To be sure, Amazon...
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