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

  • Chowning's Tavern comes alive with music

    Chowning's Tavern comes alive with music

    Gather around for live music and colonial drinks at the weekly Sunset Serenade at Josiah Chowning’s Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg. With concerts scheduled every Friday this month and through the summer, Sunset Serenade provides an opportunity to enjoy some colonial-era refreshments while listening...

  • Skate Jam brings out beginners and experts alike

    Skate Jam brings out beginners and experts alike

    Local skateboarders and BMX riders will show off their skills at Skate Jam. Skate Jam is an annual two-day competition, held at James City Skate Park. Skateboarding will take place June 22. BMX riders take to the park June 23. The friendly competition is open to all ages and experience levels. ...

  • Sounds of Summer fills Yorktown with music

    Sounds of Summer fills Yorktown with music

    If you want to take in some tunes with a river view, the Sounds of Summer concert series is for you. Sounds of Summer is a concert series with bands playing music ranging from Motown to rhythm and blues. The series combines talented musical acts with a family-friendly atmosphere in Yorktown. “You...

  • James City buys new voting machines

    James City buys new voting machines

    James City County will spend $280,000 to replace its existing voting machine inventory. The new voting machines are expected to be ready in time for November elections. The county’s voting machines, which were purchased in the late 1990s, have reached the end of their useful life and replacement...

  • Conservation group to appeal Surry-Skiffes Creek ruling

    Conservation group to appeal Surry-Skiffes Creek ruling

    About a week after a federal judge ruled Dominion Energy can continue construction of the Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line, the National Parks Conservation Association filed a notice of appeal to challenge that ruling Friday. A judge ruled against a lawsuit brought by the National Parks Conservation...

  • Local General Assembly members voice mixed feelings on Medicaid expansion

    Local General Assembly members voice mixed feelings on Medicaid expansion

    Whether Medicaid expansion is a historic achievement or a disaster in the making depends on who you ask. The Historic Triangle’s representatives in the General Assembly split along party lines in their reaction to expansion. The General Assembly adopted a budget that included Medicaid expansion,...

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