Fairfax County school funding increased

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has adopted the FY2016 budget that increases funding, the board announced Thursday. The budget increases funding for the Fairfax County Public School system by $230 million dollars, the board said.

In booming Eisenhower Valley, Rushmark goes large with new development pitch

Alexandria's Eisenhower East community is beginning to look Tysonesque. Driven by its proximity to the Eisenhower Metro station, the presence of the Patent and Trademark Office in the nearly built-out Carlyle neighborhood and the imminent arrival of the National Science Foundation, this city within a city

Rescue of 15-year-old inspires Va. rescue team in Nepal

The 15-year-old boy in Nepal after five days under the rubble is doing amazingly well. He has no serious injuries and his rescue provided a feeling of hope for many in Nepal after Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

This Old Town corridor will lose all of its motels, possibly at the same time

Old Town's most affordable lodging options are on the verge of extinction. In an odd twist of timing, two motels and one hotel within four blocks of each other, all on the same street, are the subject of separate redevelopment plans now under review

Officials to discuss new Potomac Yard Metro station in May

Alexandria city officials recommend using "alternative B" to construct the Potomac Yard Metrorail station, according to a staff report issued Friday. The report, along with a Draft Environmental Impact Statement published March 27, will be discussed during eight

'The Odd Couple: The Female Version': Much Funnier Than Expected

Thirty years ago on June 11, Neil Simon converted Oscar and Felix’s characters to Olive and Florence's. Since then, the focus has shifted from comparing the male and female versions to developing the female characters fully. LTA's production features a cast with expert comic timing who is as down-to-earth as their characters. Charles

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