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High School Dedicated to ‘Becoming John R. Lewis’

School renaming seeks to Honor – Educate – Empower equality for all

Students and staff, of the now named John R. Lewis High School, celebrated the school renaming and dedicated themselves to aspiring to the life model of “becoming John R. Lewis” during the April 23 rededication ceremony held in the Springfield school’s auditorium.

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Go Vote in Fairfax County! Election Day Is Nov. 5.

It matters more than ever; do your part, don’t miss this chance.


Obituary: Charles R. Hooff III

Real Estate developer dies at 80

Alexandria native and real estate magnate Charles Hooff III, principal broker of the firm that bears his name, died Feb. 1 at the age of 80.

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Republican Requiem

Democrats take General Assembly, sweep Fairfax School Board; Republicans hold Springfield.

It wasn’t all that long ago that Northern Virginia had its own breed of Republicanism. People like U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R-11), U.S. Sen. John Warner and Del. Dave Albo (R-42). Now, after a series of stunning defeats since the election of Donald Trump to the White House, Northern Virginia Republicans are a dying breed, with moderates bowing out or being voted out.

Opinion: Commentary: Moving Forward: The Anatomy of Racism in our Everyday Lives

In the past few weeks, many people, especially African Americans, have had to reconcile what they have seen in witnessing the murder of George Floyd and that of their own experience. I am no exception.

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Pretty in Pink in Alexandria

Public art installation set for March 25.

Public art

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John R. Lewis High School Student Poem Honors Civil Rights Icon

Charles Childers, a senior, took a creative writing class this year and was inspired to create a tribute for John R. Lewis by inauguration poet, Amanda Gorman.

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Montgomery County Preparing to Reopen Libraries, Likely in June

Montgomery County’s public library system is preparing for a phased-in reopening of its libraries, which have been closed since March 13, 2020, due to the pandemic.