Jack Jacobs

Writer

Jack Jacobs covers West Point and King William County for the Tidewater Review. Previously, he covered public safety for the Virginia Gazette. He can be reached by phone at 757-298-6007.

Recent Articles

  • Neighbors help neighbors ahead of holidays

    Neighbors help neighbors ahead of holidays

    On a sunny fall day, a local church parking lot became an oasis for hunger relief, as community members came together to provide food donations to those in need. By the time the mobile food pantry truck lumbered into the West Point Christian Church parking lot, cars had filled the lot to capacity...

  • Bryan Hill to take county executive position in Fairfax

    Bryan Hill to take county executive position in Fairfax

    County administrator Bryan Hill’s time with James City County will end at the beginning of the year. Hill informed the board of supervisors on Tuesday that he will take the county executive position in Fairfax on Jan 2. 2018. His last day in James City County will be Jan. 1. “I’m excited to go...

  • King William supervisors approve PamunkeyNet design funding

    King William supervisors approve PamunkeyNet design funding

    County supervisors voted to provide up to $5,000 toward design services for proposed regional broadband system PamunkeyNet Monday. In order to fund $133,000 in design planning, feasibility studies and other services, localities partnered with PamunkeyNet aim to earmark $50,000 in local funds as...

  • Yorktown Holiday Open House provides seasonal fun

    Yorktown Holiday Open House provides seasonal fun

    Farmers market vendors and local businesses joined forces to welcome the holiday season Saturday with the Yorktown Holiday Open House Weekend. The day centered on an extended-hours Yorktown Market Days event. Alongside the classic lineup of local produce, jams and crafts that make regular appearances...

  • King & Queen Tavern Museum unveils local fossil exhibt

    King & Queen Tavern Museum unveils local fossil exhibt

    The remnants of a time when sharks swam above the Middle Peninsula are arrayed in a new exhibit at King & Queen Tavern Museum. The time capsule comes courtesy of local fossil hunter Newell Randall, a museum council member and county resident with a lifelong interest in fossils. Dozens of artifacts,...

  • Republicans maintain tight grip on Tidewater

    Republicans maintain tight grip on Tidewater

    With the Election Day dust settled, Tidewater’s two incumbent Republicans will continue their tenures in the House of Delegates. And while Democrats swept state-level offices, most local voters sided with their Republican opponents. Republican Keith Hodges successfully staved off Democratic challenger...

  • School Board approves contractor for Hamilton-Holmes construction project

    The Hamilton-Holmes Middle School project now has its contractor, and construction on the $13.2 million project is expected to begin next month. Loughridge and Company, a Richmond-based construction company, placed the lowest bid to build the project, which will add new classrooms and a cafeteria,...

  • New Kent bridge dedicated in honor of F. W. 'Wakie' Howard

    New Kent bridge dedicated in honor of F. W. 'Wakie' Howard

    County officials honored retired New Kent Sheriff F.W. “Wakie” Howard Jr. during a bridge dedication ceremony Thursday. Rainy weather didn't dissuade about 100 people from attending the dedication of the bridge in honor of Howard, who served as county sheriff for 36 years. Several speakers reflected...

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