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  • Alexandria resident featured on Shark Tank

    Alexandria resident Glenn Archer got an opportunity of a lifetime when the company he co-owns landed a spot on hit ABC show Shark Tank. Archer, along with business partner Kevin Williams, a former Arlington resident who now lives in Utah, traveled to Los Angeles to film the ...

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  • Alexandria City Public Schools inducts six athletes to hall of fame

    By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Alexandria City Public Schools inducted six athletes into its Athletic Hall of Fame at a ceremony held Friday evening. The Athletic Hall of Fame, which is in its fourth year, inducted six former ACPS student athletes. ...

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  • Alexandria to Launch Airbnb Registry, Adding $200,000 in New Tax Revenue

    For the last few months, city officials have been working behind the scenes to create a registration system for people who rent out their homes through Airbnb. Now they’ve created the online database, and they’re about to launch a campaign to let all the home-sha...

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  • Two teens arrested for middle school bomb threats

    By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com After two bomb threats were issued against city middle schools in short order, the Alexandria Police Department has arrested two teens.  Police have charged a 13-year-old male with making threats to bomb Francis C...

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  • After Francis C. Hammond threat, ACPS reports copycat threat

    By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com After a Twitter threat led to the lockdown and evacuation at Francis C. Hammond Middle School Thursday morning, Alexandria City Public Schools said on its social media channels that a suspected copycat threat has ...

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  • St. Mary reflects on legacy of faith after basilica designation

    By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com St. Mary Catholic Church has become the region of Northern Virginia’s – and the diocese of Arlington’s – first basilica. The Holy See, or the Vatican, named the historic St. Mary a minor basilica earlier th...

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  • Vance Hall dies at 87

    By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Vance Hall, a former Foreign Service officer who spent his retirement years volunteering with a variety of Alexandria nonprofits, died Jan. 6 at age 87. Walter Vance Hall Jr. was born in 1930 in Emmerton, Virginia, to Walter Van...

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  • Controversial topics slated for council hearing

    By Denise Dunbar and Missy Schrott Although at 14 items the docket is fairly slim, Saturday’s city council public hearing is shaping up to be contentious. One issue on the docket with long-term repercussions that’s been discussed for almost a year is a proposed reduction...

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  • Updated: Francis C. Hammond Middle School cleared after threat

    By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Francis C. Hammond Middle School has been cleared by police after it the school was locked down and students were later evacuated due to a threat. Alexandria City Public Schools announced the middle school, located at ...

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  • Rookie councilor Willie Bailey to run for reelection

    By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Two years into his first term as a city councilor, Willie Bailey said he spent a lot of time debating whether to run for reelection. In his considerations, however, he said there was a deciding factor he kept returning to – it...

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