Jack Jacobs

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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

  • Sales tax bill outlines accountability measures, exceptions

    Sales tax bill outlines accountability measures, exceptions

    The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance will have a multi-million dollar money bag to manage should a proposed sales tax bill go into effect. The bill outlines several oversight measures intended to ensure good use of taxpayer money, as well as some exemptions to the tax. Introduced...

  • Planning commission approves recommendations on capital projects

    Planning commission approves recommendations on capital projects

    The James City Planning Commission approved its capital improvements program recommendations Monday, with top priorities being stormwater neighborhood drainage improvements and school buses. Of the 26 project requests reviewed by the commission’s policy committee, half are requests from county...

  • Student walkouts marked by song, calls to action

    Student walkouts marked by song, calls to action

    A group of high school students stood silently in the cold morning wind, reflecting on the lives lost in a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School Feb. 14. The only sound to break the air of mourning was members of the school’s chorus singing “Imagine” by John Lennon. This was the scene at Jamestown...

  • W-JCCC students participate in nationwide walkout

    W-JCCC students participate in nationwide walkout

    Wednesday morning students from across the Williamsburg James City County School District participated in a nationwide student walkout, standing in unity with students from Stoneman Douglas High School. Jamestown High School Jamestown High School students gathered at the back of the school. Originally...

  • Supervisors discuss further study of sales tax bill

    Supervisors discuss further study of sales tax bill

    The James City Board of Supervisors discussed plans for a future meeting devoted to further study of the proposed Historic Triangle sales tax bill Tuesday. Sen. Thomas K. “Tommy” Norment’s sales tax bill, Senate Bill 942, would raise the sales tax by 1 percent in Williamsburg, James City and York...

  • Sales tax bill developed over the course of several months

    Sales tax bill developed over the course of several months

    There was plenty of discussion about a proposed sales tax bill in the months leading up to its appearance in the General Assembly. That discussion didn’t take place in public. Instead, the sales tax bill materialized in private meetings and correspondence between government officials, according...

  • William and Mary professor weighs in on American-Russian relations

    William and Mary professor weighs in on American-Russian relations

    Russia is a key piece to the puzzle of global stability. However, due to a combination of history and President Donald Trump’s leadership, it’ll be a tall order for the United States to put that piece into place. That was the main takeaway from Larry Wilkerson, a William and Mary professor of government...

  • Dominion's mitigation plan for Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line continues

    Dominion's mitigation plan for Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line continues

    The Army Corps of Engineers approved $26.2 million in shoreline stabilization and other projects under the conservation fund’s direction as part of a $90 million project to mitigate effects of Dominion Energy’s construction of a high-voltage transmission line across the James River. The Corps,...

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