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‘Only Developers Will Win’

Protesters converge on City Hall ahead of controversial vote.

zoning protest

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Alexandria Ditches Jim Crow Zoning

Unanimous vote on City Council eliminates single-family housing.


One Juvenile Passenger Has Died

One of the juvenile passengers from the Nov. 20, 2023 crash on Pioneer Lane in McLean has died from injuries sustained in the crash, according to a police report on Nov. 27.

Nutcracker Dec. 9-10 at CVHS

The Mia Saunders School of Ballet (MSB) returns to the Centreville High School stage to celebrate the 29th anniversary production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, on Dec. 9 and 10, 2023

Footprints on the Sands of Time

Maybe it’s the contemplations of my impending retirement or maybe it is because of the richness of the life I have been privileged to live that I have become more aware of and more impressed by the women and men I meet in my community and in the political arena.

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Tale of Two Independent Bookstores

Shoppers support small business Saturday.

When one shops at a small business, it helps the local economy and the environment. Interest in indie bookstores is thriving as small businesses, according to Statista 2023. After a decline during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of independent bookstores in the United States will reach an all-time high in 2023 at 2,599, reports Statista.

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Making Merry in Alexandria

Scottish Walk weekend kicks off holiday season.

Scottish Walk

Opinion: Virginia Program Offers Tax Credits for Donations

Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program for Education

Tax Credit

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Gum Springs 190 Founders Day Gala

Gum Springs Gala celebrates 190 years since community’s founding

Gum Springs

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Friendsgiving in Alexandria

Hundreds turn out for community dinner.


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A Historic McDonald’s?

Fairfax County Has One

Historic McDonald's

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Surovell to Lead Senate Democrats

New Senate Majority Leader

New Senate Majority Leader

Where to Give Locally

Where to Give for Local impact

Where to Give Locally

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Impact of Fairfax’s High Rental Costs and Low Income

Validity of the point-in-time count

Rents out of control

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Luette Goodbody Semmes, 96

Service at Saint Francis Church in Potomac on Dec. 9, 2023 at 2 p.m. with a reception afterwards.


How to Survive an Active Shooting


Fundraiser for Britepaths, Nov. 28, in Fairfax

News Briefs

Civil War Christmas at Fort Ward

News Briefs

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Can We Become Healthy Centenarians?

Caregiving Corner