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Springfield: Giving Back to Community

In 2011, Molly Everett graduated from West Springfield High School and was awarded a scholarship from Greenspring retirement community toward her studies in higher education.

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Alexandria: Making of a Megachurch

Alfred Street Baptist Church prepares for 181,151-square-foot expansion.

On Sundays, Alfred Street Baptist Church, one of the city’s oldest black churches, is one of the most popular spots in Alexandria’s Historic District. According to Deacon James Garrett, the church has added more than 3,000 new members over the last eight years. If all goes according to plan, it’s going to get a little more spacious inside Alexandria’s historic Alfred Street Baptist Church, but some residents are concerned it comes at the cost of crowding their neighbors.

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Alexandria: War of Passive Aggression

South rises again in Alexandria to fight renaming streets and moving memorial.

Speakers at a city meeting compared the potential plans to de-Confederate Alexandria to everything from the backlash against soldiers returning home to Vietnam to ISIS and the Taliban. At the second meeting of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Confederate Memorials and Street Names, a public comment section sparked tensions and highlighted a deep divide in how Alexandrians still view a war over 150 years ended.

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Alexandria People At Work: A New Man in Just 10 Minutes

Eden cuts hair for 50 years.

Fred Murphy walks through the door of the barber shop on his way to the post office and sits in the first chair by the window. Barber Don Eden says, "usual trim?"

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Fairfax: Bite Me Cancer Gets New Home

Nonprofit now headquartered in AFCEA building in Fair Lakes.

When Nikki Ferraro was just 17, she was diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer. Since then, she’s fought it hard while also reaching out to help other teenagers battling the same disease.

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‘Mercy Street’ Shines Light on Alexandria

PBS series draws attention to Alexandria’s landmarks.

The Office of Historic Alexandria has joined Extraordinary Alexandria to celebrate the spotlight on its heritage and present new visitor experiences for fans of the PBS miniseries, “Mercy Street.”

Letter: Lodge a Protest or Pick a President

To the Editor

On March 1 Virginia voters in the Democratic Presidential primary will choose between Senator Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Voters wanting a Democratic President should ask three questions.

Alexandria Obituary: Ralph Horatio Grimm

Ralph Horatio Grimm, a lifetime member of Aerie 871 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Old Town, died Feb. 3, 2016 at the age of 89.

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Alexandria: Stowe Honored as Officer of the Year

American Legion presents inaugural award.

Alexandria Police officer Carl Stowe Jr. was presented with the 2015 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award Jan. 13 by American Legion Post 24 in Old Town.

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Reston Lions Honor Bland Contest Winners

Winners of the James A. Bland Music Competition, co-sponsored by the Reston Lions Club and the Reston Community Center, held on Tuesday, Feb. 2

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Herndon’s Not Another Podcast

From a dining room table to community at large.

Once a week, Herndon resident Bill McKenna prepares his audio equipment for his weekly podcast. The podcast is usually recorded at his home in downtown Herndon, and from there u

Centreville Obituary: Benjamin C. Judd, Jr.

Benjamin C. Judd, Jr. (“Pop”), 76, died Feb. 6, 2016 in Leesburg after a lengthy fight with cancer. He was a resident of Centreville since 1974.

Chantilly Snapshot: Triumphant

Chantilly High School’s Charger Dancers made a clean sweep in every category Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Gar-field High School “Sweetheart Invitational” Cheer and Dance Competition.

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Centreville: Joining Together to Help, Support Others

Meet Centreville High’s Wildcats vs. Cancer club.

Centreville High sophomore Valerie Nguyen founded the Wildcats vs. Cancer club at her school to help others. But for her, the battle against this disease is also personal.

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Potomac: ‘Changing the World, One Child, One Community at a Time’

Potomac Kiwanis Club committed to help.

Would you like to help Wounded Warriors? Serve meals at the Children’s Inn? Tutor a child? If “yes,” then attend a meeting of the Potomac Kiwanis Club to learn about its commitment to making the community as well as the world a better place to live.

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