Police investigate armed robbery on the West End

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Alexandria Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the early hours of Monday morning on the West End. Two...

Alexandria man pleads guilty to playing part in bribery scheme

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com  An Alexandria man pleaded guilty on Monday to playing a role in a bribery scheme orchestrated by two Virginia Department...

How Alexandria’s Potomack Company built a national reputation

By Louise Krafft “Going once, going twice, sold!” is the familiar call of the auctioneer as the gavel drops and the sale is final. Auctions date...

Affordable housing project revitalizes local church

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com When a local church found itself in financial difficulty, there was one thing its congregation could agree on: the way...

Lionel Hope dies at 92

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Lionel Hope, Alexandria’s first African American vice mayor and a World War II veteran, died in his sleep at his...

Bishop Ireton volleyball emerges victorious after stellar season-long campaign

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Bishop Ireton’ varsity volleyball team recently completed its best-ever season with 22 wins and 9 losses. The team advanced to the championships of both the VISAA state and the WCAC...

Alexandria Sports Roundup: Week of Nov. 16

The Alexandria Times’ sports roundup includes records and game results for the prior week in two sports per season for Alexandria’s four local high schools: Bishop Ireton, Episcopal, St. Stephens and St. Agnes School...

Episcopal trounces archrival Woodberry Forest

By Jeff McQuilkin It’s known simply as “The Game” and it is the oldest continuous high school football rivalry in the South. For the 117th time, Episcopal High School squared off against arch rival Woodberry Forest...

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Seniors: Here’s five reasons why you don’t want to be a caregiver hero

“She heroically cared for her mother.” “He is a real hero in the way he’s caring for his wife.” I’ve heard many versions of this sentiment referring to someone in the caregiving role as...

Foodie: Holiday entertaining – no cooking required

By Jill Erber About this time every year, I am filled with both excitement and trepidation: excitement about celebrating (and eating great food) with loved ones; trepidation because I often cook all that food — and...

Old Town businesses to host block party

A group of upper King Street businesses will hold a block party this Saturday. The event, hosted by 24 businesses between Patrick and Payne streets, will span from the 1000 block to the 1200 block...

Letter to the Editor: City should stop telling visitors to park on Old Town...

Last week, Alexandria’s Traffic and Parking Board voted to expand payto-park to three additional blocks in Old Town’s southeast quadrant. This means anyone not...

Letter to the Editor: Unstable marine clay not suitable for building

I suspect that some Alexandrians are at least aware of, and may even have personal experience with “marine clay,” a type of Coastal Plain...

Letter to the Editor: City suppressing its environmental expert

We write on behalf of Beth El Hebrew Congregation. Many volunteer congregants (including this board member signing below) have spent countless hours in the...

Letter to the Editor: What you need to know about Richard Spencer

To the editor: If you haven’t heard by now, we live and work near Richard Spencer and his National Policy Institute, an organization that has been...

Letter to the Editor: George Washington should be honored, not vilified

To the editor: I recently read that the Rev. Dr. Noelle York-Simmons and the vestry of historic Christ Church decided to take the plaques representing...

Justice Matters: What constitutes a lawful detention

This is the first of a series of columns exploring police/citizen encounters. Imagine a scenario: you are walking out of a local department store having...

Alexandria in Action: It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Outside of summer, these next couple of months are my favorite. It is, as Andy Williams sang in the old holiday classic, the most...

Filling in the Blanks with Ramee Gentry: Being fully prepared is a top priority

It is a tragic reality of our times that there is a chance any one of us could encounter a dangerous situation any place...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: What goes into a use-of-force review

This past June, Alexandria joined the unfortunately growing list of cities that have suffered the psychological trauma of an active shooter incident. A lone gunman, angry over...
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