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

  • Residents weigh in on Skiffes Creek Connector alternatives

    Residents weigh in on Skiffes Creek Connector alternatives

    Proposed alternative routes to connect Route 60 and Route 143 received a public review Thursday. Some residents expressed concerns about the usefulness of the $50.5 million project, while others wanted to see more community outreach as the project develops. The Skiffes Creek Connector would be...

  • Application for townhomes near Route 199 and Holly Hill Carriage Homes withdrawn

    Application for townhomes near Route 199 and Holly Hill Carriage Homes withdrawn

    An application to rezone land to build a townhouse complex near Holly Hills Carriage Homes has been withdrawn, city planning commission chairwoman Elaine McBeth said Wednesday. The applicant, Holly Hills LLC, had desired to rezone about 7 acres of land, of which about 5 acres were considered developable,...

  • Proposed Lightfoot Lidl put on hold

    Proposed Lightfoot Lidl put on hold

    A Lidl grocery store proposed to be built in Lightfoot later this year has been put on an indefinite hold. The James City Planning Department received an email from Kimley-Horn, the consulting firm assisting Lidl in the project, in December 2017 that stated the German discount grocery store wanted...

  • 1st Congressional District Democratic candidates to hold forum in James City

    1st Congressional District Democratic candidates to hold forum in James City

    Democratic candidates looking to unseat Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Westmoreland) will gather for a candidates forum March 1 in James City. Candidates Edwin Santana, Ryan Sawyers and John Suddarth are expected to attend the forum. The event is free and open to the public, said Christina Verderosa of Peninsula...

  • Board of Supervisors OK public safety grant funding

    Board of Supervisors OK public safety grant funding

    Supervisors approved approximately $71,000 in grant funding to support police and fire department programs at their meeting Tuesday. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management awarded James City Fire Department two grants worth a total of $46,098 to support the region’s Citizen Corps programs...

  • Great Decisions lecture series brings foreign policy experts to Williamsburg

    Great Decisions lecture series brings foreign policy experts to Williamsburg

    Anyone curious about an expert’s take on Russia, defense spending and other foreign policy topics need look no further than Williamsburg Regional Library. The League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area sponsors the Great Decisions lecture series, which consists of a series of lectures that...

  • James City wrestles with development in upper county

    James City wrestles with development in upper county

    The times, they are a-changin’ in James City County. Perhaps the passage of time is most dramatic in the upper county, where historic farmland has been giving way to development in recent decades. In 1940, there were 326 farms in the county. By 2012, that figure had dropped to 83. James City had...

  • Planning commission shelves Norge apartments application

    Planning commission shelves Norge apartments application

    The county planning commission delayed a decision Wednesday on a developer's application to rezone agricultural land which would have allowed the company to build an apartment complex near Norge. Connelly Development LLC, the applicant, requested the commission delay its vote on the application...

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