Chamber holds State of Business meeting

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of Business meeting at the Alexandria Hilton Mark Center on Tuesday...

Ultrarunner Stephanie Lasure runs every street in Alexandria

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] It’s been said that there’s no better way to discover a city than to explore it by foot. Alexandria resident...

Local hockey player joins National Blind Hockey Team

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Charlie Mitchell first noticed something was happening to his vision during his freshman year of high school. An athlete since he...

Judge dismisses slaughterhouse lawsuit

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Lisa Kemler ruled on Nov. 27 to dismiss a lawsuit filed against city council’s decision to...

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Experience Alexandria

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Maybe you’re the person running down the stairs Christmas morning hoping that the biggest present under the tree has your...

Your Views: Seminary decision an example of non-representative government

To the editor: Recent changes on Seminary Road from four lanes to three lanes and the addition of two bike lanes has sparked major controversy. To...

Your Views: Alexandria Inova should go green

To the editor: Recently, one of our family members was treated at Inova Alexandria Hospital and we are grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff...

Your Views: Be more prudent with city resources

To the editor: Recently, various local newspapers printed the munificent salaries of City of Alexandria employees. I was aghast that the city manager is drawing...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Our work on school facilities...

As we head into the holiday season – which also happens to be the start of the budget season in Alexandria – our thoughts...

My View | Denise Dunbar: Scooters are not for commuters

My final 2019 missive on scooters deals with the data, and it demonstrates that scooters are primarily being joy-ridden and are not serving as...

Local hockey player joins National Blind Hockey Team

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Charlie Mitchell first noticed something was happening to his vision during his freshman year of high school. An athlete since he was a kid, Charlie started to find sports a little...

T.C. football wins first playoff game in 29 years

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] T.C. Williams’ varsity football team won its first playoff game in almost 30 years last Friday night, defeating West Springfield 21-20 and advancing to the district semifinals. While the Titans have...

Quarterback Robert Longerbeam leads T.C. to playoffs

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] You could say T.C. Williams High School senior Robert Longerbeam has had a good fall. As quarterback of T.C’s football team, he has led the Titans to the state playoffs,...

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Photos: A festive weekend in Alexandria

The holidays were in full swing last weekend throughout Alexandria. From Old Town to Del Ray, there was no shortage of festive activities. The weekend kicked off on Friday with a Scotch tasting and...

Foodie: Sparkling wines make every day special

By Jill Erber I’d like to propose a toast… Wait a minute. It’s time to rethink how and when we select, drink, share and pair sparkling wines. Everyone knows sparkling wines are one of the great...

Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ returns to LTA

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] ‘Tis the season once again in Alexandria. The Christmas tree is lit in Market Square, storefronts are decked with wreaths and garland and the Little Theatre of Alexandria is showing...

Your Views: Seminary decision an example of non-representative government

To the editor: Recent changes on Seminary Road from four lanes to three lanes and the addition of two bike lanes has sparked major controversy. To...

Your Views: Alexandria Inova should go green

To the editor: Recently, one of our family members was treated at Inova Alexandria Hospital and we are grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff...

Your Views: Be more prudent with city resources

To the editor: Recently, various local newspapers printed the munificent salaries of City of Alexandria employees. I was aghast that the city manager is drawing...

My View | Denise Dunbar: Scooters are not for commuters

My final 2019 missive on scooters deals with the data, and it demonstrates that scooters are primarily being joy-ridden and are not serving as...

Your Views: Our sons saved 10 lives

To the editor: Within a year of each other, we lost our sons. Suddenly and heart-wrenchingly. Nothing could have prepared us for the way in...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Our work on school facilities...

As we head into the holiday season – which also happens to be the start of the budget season in Alexandria – our thoughts...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Alexandria’s small business resource for 23 years

As the Alexandria Small Business Development Center enters its 24th year of serving the community’s small businesses, it’s perhaps a good time to describe...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Let’s disagree without becoming enemies

On Sept. 19, 1796, President George Washington published his farewell address, in which he extolled the virtues of republican government and warned about the...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Academic return on investment

One of the key roles of any superintendent is to ensure school division funding is sufficient to implement the initiatives needed to achieve its...