Daily Archives: February 11, 2020

Southeast DC House Fire Victim Remembered as Queen of the Block

A fire in Southeast D.C. Tuesday morning killed a beloved 65-year-old grandmother known as the queen of the block. “She was the queen of the whole area,†Charles Cromwell said. “Everybody knew her and liked her.†Lilly Hearn Coates grew up on Darrington Street and was known for her kindness and warmth. Friends say she never met a stranger. “She…

DC’s 202 Area Code Is Running Out of Phone Numbers

If you have a D.C. phone number, you may want to hold on to it. Phone numbers with the 202 area code are expected to run out as early as 2023, according to the company that administers area codes nationally. There are roughly 360,000 phone numbers left that start with 202, according to the North American Numbering Plan Administrator, which…