Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!
☔ Today’s weather: Light rain starting in the afternoon. High of 69 and low of 62.
☔ Tomorrow: Rain in the morning and afternoon. High of 68 and low of 36. Sunrise at 6:58 am and sunset at 5:48 pm.
🚨 You need to know
An arrest after a carjacking in Hybla Valley led to questions about the suspect, after another recent arrest, wasn’t already behind bars.
This weekend, an 81-year-old woman was carjacked at a Shoppers in Hybla Valley. According to a release from the Fairfax County Police Department, Maryland resident Terrell Hardy, 34, was found with the help of a K-9 unit and the Fairfax County helicopter after the vehicle was wrecked nearby.
Hardy was charged with carjacking and two counts of hit and run, but FOX 5 reported that Hardy has already been arrested last month in connection to another series of crimes.
“Three weeks ago, Hardy was one of two men arrested in connection with a string of convenience store burglaries, was charged with grand larceny, destruction of property and simple assault,” FOX 5’s Stephanie Ramirez reported.
FOX 5 reported that those charges were listed as misdemeanors and non-violent felonies. Hardy was also previously found guilty of larceny in 2021 and has two assault arrests that were never prosecuted.
📈 Wednesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Feb 15, 2023.
- Man pistol-whipped in Arlandria Monday night (1000 views)
- New safety report details ACPS arrests and security incidents this school year (358 views)
- BID backers race against the clock to get Old Town property owners on board (291 views)
- Alexandria’s state representatives rally around bill prohibiting abortion-related extradition (237 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Can You Believe It? National Harbor Has Cherry Blossoms a Month Early! (Photos)
Zebra (Wednesday @ 5:19 pm)
- Benchmark at Alexandria ‘Topping Out’ Ceremony Celebrates Major Area Milestone
Zebra (Wednesday @ 4:06 pm)
- 2023 Residential Property Values Continue To Rise In Alexandria
Patch (Wednesday @ 4:06 pm)
- Campagna Center Requesting Donations for Major Renovation
Zebra (Wednesday @ 3:49 pm)
- NCE Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Music and Love
Zebra (Wednesday @ 12:24 pm)
- Help Barrett Branch Library Document Alexandria’s Black History April 29
Zebra (Wednesday @ 11:38 am)
- Artist Emmitt Merrill’s Prints on Display ar Galactic Panther in Old Town Alexandria
Zebra (Wednesday @ 10:17 am)
- Shooting In Arlandria Results In Arrest: Alexandria Police
Patch (Wednesday @ 9:19 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
We are so grateful to our school board clerk and deputy school board clerk! The two assist the Alexandria City School Board, the superintendent and our local schools on a daily basis. Thank you! @VASchoolBoards pic.twitter.com/HXyHXMvEgY
— Alexandria City Public Schools (@ACPSk12) February 14, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
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It was another busy week in Alexandria. The fallout of Wilson’s announcement that he would not run for reelection continues, with two City Council members — Vice Mayor Amy Jackson…
A small but dedicated team of volunteers spent last Saturday clearing trash from Holmes Run near the Charles Beatley Library. The City of Alexandria celebrated twelve volunteers who helped in…
With the advent of virtual learning in public schools during the Covid pandemic, it seemed like snow days would become a thing of the past. In late 2021, Alexandria said…
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Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this one-of-a-kind, high-octane rockabilly concert experience! Rockabilly Rumble is the all-new, musical experience celebrating the southern rock music that exploded on the scene in the 1950s. Organized by Alexandria City High School Alum and pro-musician Sam C. Jones, this band of world-class performers will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes all night long with songs made famous by Bo Ridley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more. Relive their most popular hits, along with some forgotten gems. “Rockabilly Rumble” is a dance-worthy, foot stomping evening you’ll never forget!
This show is 21+ only.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ID. A PICTURE OF YOUR ID IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.