Jack Jacobs

Writer

Jack Jacobs covers James City County for the Virginia Gazette. Previously, he reported for the Tidewater Review in West Point. He can be reached by phone at 757-298-6007. Follow him on Twitter at jajacobs_.

Recent Articles

  • VIMS researchers develop an environmentally friendly shotgun wad

    VIMS researchers develop an environmentally friendly shotgun wad

    Virginia Institute of Marine Science researchers have developed an environmentally-friendly shotgun shell, which features a biodegradable wad. It is expected to be available for purchase countrywide next year. Researchers at the VIMS, a marine research center affiliated with the College of William...

  • James City Board of Supervisors appoints new county administrator

    James City Board of Supervisors appoints new county administrator

    The James City Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to appoint Scott Stevens, who most recently served as city manager for Goldsboro, N.C., as county administrator at its meeting Tuesday. Stevens will start a three-year contract on Oct. 1. He will be paid a base salary of $180,000 and receive...

  • Putting Brown on ballot attempt to split Democratic vote, political scientists say

    Putting Brown on ballot attempt to split Democratic vote, political scientists say

    The push by Scott Taylor’s campaign staffers to put an independent candidate on the ballot in the upcoming 2nd Congressional District election isn’t a new tactic in politics, and whether it proves politically fatal to the incumbent has yet to be seen. Four Scott Taylor campaign staffers worked...

  • Skateboarding nonprofit wants to build skate park in Grove

    Skateboarding nonprofit wants to build skate park in Grove

    A proposed skate park would provide kids an avenue for fun and community service in Grove. The group behind the skate park is Triangle Skateboard Alliance, a nonprofit focused on building and improving skate parks in the region. The group also places a heavy emphasis on the character building aspect...

  • James City Board of Supervisors to appoint new county administrator

    James City Board of Supervisors to appoint new county administrator

    The Board of Supervisors is expected to appoint a new county administrator at its meeting Tuesday. Eight months since the departure of former County Administrator Bryan Hill in January, the county is poised to have a new face assume the county’s top administrative post. Hill left James City to...

  • EDA approves site layout project for James River Commerce Center building

    EDA approves site layout project for James River Commerce Center building

    The James City Economic Development Authority approved a contract to create conceptual site layouts for a new building in the James River Commerce Center Thursday. The unanimous decision by the authority tasks Vanasse Hangen Brustlin with coming up with three potential layouts for the building:...

  • Local companies, restaurants ditch plastic straws

    Local companies, restaurants ditch plastic straws

    Historic Triangle businesses large and small have decided to cease or reduce the use of single-use plastic drinking straws, saying the move will help reduce plastic pollution in the environment. Discarded plastic can leak chemicals into the environment, be ingested by animals or displace animals,...

  • Howl-O-Scream celebrates 20 years of scares

    Howl-O-Scream celebrates 20 years of scares

    It’s almost scary how much Howl-O-Scream has grown. Every year it’s more haunted houses. More monsters. More scares. The first Howl-O-Scream featured a single haunted house, a few actors scaring guests in the event’s one scare zone and a laser light show with a Halloween theme. Fast forward 20...

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