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Life after emancipation in Alexandria

Life after emancipation in Alexandria

By Derrick Perkins When former President Abraham Lincoln made good on his promise to emancipate slaves in rebel-held territory 150 years ago, the burgeoning population of contrabands in Alexandria likely greeted the news with equal parts [...]

Nancy Dunning murder remains a mystery nine years later

Nancy Dunning murder remains a mystery nine years later

By Melissa Quinn Every December a trail of luminaries leaves Mount Vernon Avenue awash in shimmering, soft-white light, which serves as a reminder of the loss of one of the neighborhood’s brightest residents. And as each [...]

Mayor: VDOT should have kept residents, city in the loop on looming Hunting Towers sale

Mayor: VDOT should have kept residents, city in the loop on looming Hunting Towers sale

By Derrick Perkins Mayor Bill Euille chided the Virginia Department of Transportation last week for keeping the potential sale of Hunting Towers under wraps. The mayor, like many residents, learned VDOT had selected a possible buyer [...]

New center streamlines shelter intake for Alexandria’s homeless population

New center streamlines shelter intake for Alexandria’s homeless population

A new initiative at Carpenter’s Shelter will give Alexandria’s homeless a roof over their heads and a warm bed while staff help temporary residents rise out of destitution. The Homeless Services Assessment Center, which opened September [...]

Local couple on front lines of Stolen Valor law

Local couple on front lines of Stolen Valor law

Doug and Pam Sterner don’t want the notoriety that comes with exposing people posing as military heroes, but with the Supreme Court weighing the Stolen Valor Act’s constitutionality, the national spotlight seems inescapable. Reporters from across [...]

Titans, Lady Titans bounced from regional tournament

Titans, Lady Titans bounced from regional tournament

A disastrous fourth quarter Wednesday night spelled the end of T.C. William’s postseason aspirations, despite an early lead against Westfield. T.C. enjoyed a single point advantage against the Bulldogs heading into the second quarter of action [...]

Identity of skeleton found one year ago remains a mystery

Identity of skeleton found one year ago remains a mystery

A human skeleton discovered by a dog walker in a wooded, boggy area not far from Ford’s Landing nearly a year ago remains a mystery despite an ongoing federal investigation. A city man came across the [...]

Key waterfront properties slated for office, retail space

Key waterfront properties slated for office, retail space

Before Alexandria’s elected officials began wading through the waterfront plan Saturday, a proposal to redevelop two key riverside properties linked to the controversial blueprint got City Hall’s approval. The city’s Board of Architectural Review gave Lawrence [...]

Armed robber targets United Bank

Armed robber targets United Bank

Police are on the look out for the man who walked into an Old Town United Bank location Tuesday morning, flashed a handgun and made off with cash. The suspect, described as a 25- to 30-year-old, [...]

Restaurant week in full swing

Restaurant week in full swing

The winter version of Alexandria’s restaurant week begins today and runs through January 22 so foodies and plain old eaters get 10 nights to chow. Sixty restaurants throughout the city are participating in the dining merriment [...]