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T. C. Boys Finish As Regional Runners Up

May 31, 2017

The T. C. Williams track and field team competed in the 6A North Region Championship on May 25-26. The Titans produced several regional champions and runners up in individual events. Numerous other top performers and medalists contributed to team totals. The T. C. boys team finished as the 2017 Runners Up, while the T. C. girls tied for third place.

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In Memory Of Susan Caldwell Pumphrey

May 31, 2017

Nov. 24, 1955 ~ May 23, 2017 (age 61)
On May 23, this world lost a beautiful soul. Susan Pumphrey of Alexandria, VA passed away.

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Alexandria Remembers Those Who Died In Service To America

May 31, 2017

The Friends of Rocky Versace held Alexandria’s Memorial Day commemoration on Monday at the Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center. The memorial pays tribute to Captain Versace and the 67 Alexandrians who gave their lives in Vietnam.

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Burke & Herbert Bank Raises $2,200 For SCAN In Support Of Child Abuse Prevention

May 26, 2017

Burke & Herbert Bank raised more than $2,200 for SCAN of Northern Virginia‘s child abuse prevention programs through its an annual coin drive at branches throughout the month of April—National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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City Of Alexandria 2017 Outdoor Pool Season Opens Saturday, May 27

May 26, 2017

The City of Alexandria’s outdoor pool season opens on Saturday, May 27, at the Old Town and Memorial Pools, and the Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain. The complete 2017 outdoor pool operating schedule follows:

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Marymount Honors Members Of Graduating Class At Recognition Day

May 26, 2017

Marymount University held its Recognition Day Awards Ceremony on Saturday morning at the Rose Benté Lee Center, Verizon Gym, as part of a weekend of events in which 650 bachelor’s degree candidates, 347 master’s degree candidates and 43 doctoral degree candidates received their diplomas.

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Alexandria Eagle Scout Awarded Boy Scouts Of America Honor Medal Of Heroism

May 25, 2017

Memorial Day serves as the unofficial start of summer drawing many vacationers to the shore to take in the sun and surf. For Alexandria Eagle Scout John Daly, a member of of Boy Scout Troop 301 which is chartered by St. Mary's Catholic Church in Old Town, his 2016 summer beach trip included saving the life of a young man being pulled toward the open sea by a rip current. For his actions, Daly was recently awarded the Boy Scouts of America’s Honor Medal for Heroism.

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Fort Defiance High School Wins 2017 Dominion Envirothon

May 25, 2017

Augusta County’s Fort Defiance High School placed first overall in Virginia’s 2017 Dominion Envirothon State Competition held at Virginia State University on May 21-22. Alexandria-area Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology finished third overall.

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Alexandria Library Celebrates Its role In A Strong Democracy, Participates In National Campaign

May 25, 2017

Access to information, public disclosure, deliberation, civic engagement and the opportunity for everyone to have a better tomorrow – these are the ideals that many great countries hold true. Public libraries uphold these ideals and values, helping citizens to be better informed, providing assistance in separating fact from fiction and affording education and skill development for everyone. Alexandria Library is participating in a national campaign sponsored by the Urban Libraries Council that celebrates the important role that libraries play in our strong democracy.

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Six Area Motorcyclists Have Lost Their Lives; Hordes Of Riders Arriving For Rolling Thunder

May 25, 2017

They are coming in hordes from across the nation in “boots and chains, leather and lace” and with tattoos and thunder rolls for the annual motorcycle pilgrimage to the nation’s capital during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The presence of tens of thousands of motorcyclists in waves on area roads this weekend is a reality check for the pressing need to safely share the road with motorcyclists. In the past four months at least six motorcyclists have been killed on area roads.

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