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Alexandria News

Op-Ed: Google is too big to be trusted

The omnipresence of Google on the Web may have a historical precedent, and its fiery end may offer a lesson we haven't learned.

Death toll in Egyptian apartment building collapse climbs to 23

Alexandria - At least 23 people have been confirmed dead after an eight-storey apartment building in Alexandria, Egypt collapsed Wednesday morning.

Photo essay: Step back in time at Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Special

Alexandria - The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is a historical business in Alexandria, Va. There are many terrific tours to take in the Old Town section of the city, and the apothecary is a great option.

Photo essay: A walk through history in Old Town Alexandria Special

Alexandria - The City of Alexandria is deeply rooted in early American history. Throughout the Old Town section of Alexandria, many historical structures remain. When visiting the city and its landmarks, it is like stepping back in time.

Op-Ed: Photo essay ─ Old Town Alexandria is dressed up for the holidays Special

Alexandria - Alexandria, Va. is all dressed up for the holiday season. Walking through Old Town, visitors can see various festive decorations throughout this section of the city.

Photo essay: 42nd annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend Special

Alexandria - Every year The Campagna Center hosts its Scottish Christmas Walk in Alexandria, Va. Now in its 42nd year, the popular annual event took place on Sat., Dec. 1 and drew a large crowd.

Op-Ed: Northern Virginia ghost tours deep rooted in American history Special

Northern Virginia offers numerous ways to explore early American history. There are plenty of old homes, museums and other landmarks to tour across the several counties that make up the region of what is affectionately called "Nova".

Old Town Alexandria kicks off the holiday season, Santa arrives Special

Alexandria - The day after Thanksgiving some people run off to the stores in hopes of snagging some good Black Friday deals, however others look ahead to Christmas festivities.

Bombing in Egypt leaves 21 dead

The year had barely begun when a terrorist bombing took place outside of a church in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. According to preliminary date from the Ministry of Health the bombing killed 21 and left 43 wounded.

Virginia meter repairman pleads guilty to theft of $100,000

In the movie “Cool Hand Luke,” the late Paul Newman plays an inmate who wins the hearts and respect of his fellow prisoners by going against authority. His unwavering opposition of power, however, ultimately leads to his untimely death by gunshot.

Recently Found Bowl Could Be Oldest Written Documentation Of Jesus Christ

A team lead by French marine archaeologist Franck Goddio have found what may be the earliest reference to Jesus Christ. A bowl found in the the underwater ruins of Alexandria's ancient great harbor has wording that could have been about Christ.

Five Dead After Building Collapses In Alexandria

A 12 story block of flats collapsed in Alexandria, Egypt killing at least five people on Monday. The youngest victim was only four years old. There is fear that more are dead laying in the rumble.
 

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A desk remains that once belonged to the owners of the apothecary. Here it is on display in the manu...
A desk remains that once belonged to the owners of the apothecary. Here it is on display in the manufacturing room, along with office records and supplies.
An early summer view of Carlyle House in 2009.
An early summer view of Carlyle House in 2009.
Shoppers come to Old Town Alexandria s Market Square on a Saturday morning. The farmers  market has ...
Shoppers come to Old Town Alexandria's Market Square on a Saturday morning. The farmers' market has been held since 1753 and is currently open year-round.
The pews in Christ Church look much today like they did long ago when people  such as George Washing...
The pews in Christ Church look much today like they did long ago when people, such as George Washington and Robert E. Lee, were members and attended services.
This is what behind one of the shop s counters looked like from a customer s perspective in this lon...
This is what behind one of the shop's counters looked like from a customer's perspective in this long-running business.
The Old Town Farmers  Market at the Market Square originated in 1753 and is one of the longest conti...
The Old Town Farmers' Market at the Market Square originated in 1753 and is one of the longest continuously operating farmers' market in the US. Here is one of the tables set up on Dec. 1.
The current pulpit was installed in the late 19th century  it is not an original  but a replica in d...
The current pulpit was installed in the late 19th century, it is not an original, but a replica in design, placement and liturgical practices to be consistent with the way it would have looked in the 18th century.
Back in Colonial times Gadsby s Tavern was a location where many prominent people visited  ate  dran...
Back in Colonial times Gadsby's Tavern was a location where many prominent people visited, ate, drank, socialized, and attended meetings and performances. Washington was a patron as was John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and Marquis de Lafayette and many other domestic and foreign dignitaries. Here, the museum has replicated the "main" tavern section.
Murphy s Irish pub is decorated in festive greens and sparkling lights.
Murphy's Irish pub is decorated in festive greens and sparkling lights.
The ballroom at Gadsby s. This is the location where George Washington s birthday party was given in...
The ballroom at Gadsby's. This is the location where George Washington's birthday party was given in 1798 and 1799 (the year he died). Today the museum continues the tradition and celebrates Washington's birthday each year.
An eight story apartment collapses in Alexandria Egypt
An eight story apartment collapses in Alexandria Egypt
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Visitors stop and chat with members of the First Virginia Regiment and enjoy a beverage
Visitors stop and chat with members of the First Virginia Regiment and enjoy a beverage
Robert E. Lee s boyhood home and marker.
Robert E. Lee's boyhood home and marker.
Rescuers search for trapped victims after an apartment collapsed in Alexandria  Egypt.
Rescuers search for trapped victims after an apartment collapsed in Alexandria, Egypt.
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Army enlistment tents
Army enlistment tents
An image taken inside Carlyle House. This house was modeled after a Scottish country manor.
An image taken inside Carlyle House. This house was modeled after a Scottish country manor.
A snapshot of history. This image is on display at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary and shows what ...
A snapshot of history. This image is on display at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary and shows what the shop looked like when it was operational. The business claimed bankruptcy in 1933 and the owners simply locked the doors and walked away.
Princess Street is of the two cobblestone segments that remain in Old Town Alexandria. This road has...
Princess Street is of the two cobblestone segments that remain in Old Town Alexandria. This road has only been "touched" once since it was originally built. These are the original cobbles.
Marker on an Alexandria home.
Marker on an Alexandria home.
Visitors at Carlyle House for  A Soldier s Christmas  living history event on Dec. 1  2012
Visitors at Carlyle House for "A Soldier's Christmas" living history event on Dec. 1, 2012