William Aramony, former United Way CEO, dies at 84

William Aramony, who led the United Way of America for decades before leaving in disgrace and serving a six-year sentence on fraud charges, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 84.

Monday - 11/14/2011, 01:06pm EST

VDOT opts for design-build method to speed construction

The Virginia Department of Transportation is looking to shorten the life span of some transportation projects by having the same contractor design and build the projects.

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 08:59am EST

Keeping the cheaters out of the new HOT lanes

The company building the new High Occupancy Toll lanes on the Capital Beltway is taking steps now to combat drivers who will try to cheat the system.

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 08:49am EST

Volunteers help winterize Alexandria homes

More than 100 volunteers gathered Saturday to help nearly 100 low-income families, veterans and the elderly get their homes ready for the winter.

Saturday - 11/05/2011, 01:51pm EDT

U.S. seeks detention for accused Syrian spy from Va.

Federal prosecutors are again trying to persuade a judge to keep a Virginia man accused of acting as a Syrian spy in jail while he awaits trial.

Friday - 10/28/2011, 06:27am EDT

Two new restaurants may replace Generous George's

A once-popular Alexandria restaurant could reopen as two different food joints -- a restaurant that features American cuisine with Southern flair and a hot dog joint that sells early morning beignets.

Monday - 10/24/2011, 05:43am EDT

New White House usher brings Jamaican charm

Angella Reid was fixing Christmas dinner when the phone rang. It was her boss at Jamaica's Half Moon resort calling to say that a key staff member hadn't showed up for work and Reid needed to fill in.

Sunday - 10/23/2011, 10:12am EDT

Alexandria investigating 1st homicide of the year

Authorities in Alexandria are investigating the shooting death of a 40-year-old man, the city's first homicide of the year.

Friday - 10/21/2011, 09:09am EDT

Alexandria facing a $14 million budget shortfall

The acting City Manager Bruce Johnson says operating costs are expected to go up by $24 million dollars, but revenue projections fall $10 million short.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 03:08pm EDT

3 D.C. area communities honored as best for young people

Three communities in the D.C. area are being honored for being among the 100 best for young people.

Sunday - 10/16/2011, 10:53am EDT

Mount Vernon to sell first batch of aged whiskey

Last year, when the first George Washington Rye Whiskey was made available for sale to the public, it sold it out in a matter of hours.

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 03:53pm EDT

Capital Bikeshare comes to Alexandria

After successful launches in Arlington and the District, the City of Alexandria has voted to bring Capital Bikeshare into town.

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 07:24am EDT

Godspeed brings colonial history back to life

A re-creation of the Godspeed ship -- one of three that brought American's first colonists to Virginia in 1607 -- is anchored along the Old Town Alexandria waterfront near Founders Park.

Saturday - 10/08/2011, 03:58pm EDT

Fire causes power outages, closes Alexandria Courthouse

The Alexandria Courthouse and several Old Town businesses are closed due to a power outage caused by a fire early Thursday morning that damaged Dominion Virginia Power's equipment and underground cables.

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 02:30pm EDT

King Street, U Street recognized in 'great street' list

King Street in Alexandria, U Street in NW D.C. and Davis Street in Culpeper, Va. have been recognized by the American Planning Association's in the list of 10 great streets of 2011.

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 04:49am EDT

Jennifer Aniston tours breast cancer center

Lending her support to Breast Cancer Awareness month, actress Jennifer Aniston listened to breast cancer survivors share stories of early diagnosis and treatment while touring a new cancer center just outside of Washington.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 05:15pm EDT

Va. state Senate candidates spar at Alexandria forum

It's less than a month until voters choose a new general assembly and much of northern Virginia has become key battlegrounds for candidates.

Sunday - 10/02/2011, 10:50pm EDT

Obamas out to dinner for wedding anniversary

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are at a celebratory dinner marking their wedding anniversary.

Sunday - 10/02/2011, 10:33am EDT

Capital Bikeshare could come to Alexandria

Capital Bikeshare just celebrated it's first birthday and its 1 millionth ride, is widely popular in the District and Arlington, is spreading to Rockville and could soon be coming to Alexandria.

Saturday - 10/01/2011, 11:15am EDT

Slugs could bring partial solution to Mark Center traffic woes

Those slug lines that work so well for so many commuters in Northern Virginia could become a partial solution to BRAC traffic headaches.

Friday - 09/30/2011, 01:30pm EDT
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