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

  • County's water treatment plant proposal edges closer to approval

    County's water treatment plant proposal edges closer to approval

    James City continues to collect permission slips needed to build a water treatment plant on the lower Chickahominy River, though some environmental groups and citizens are wary of the plant’s potential impact on the local environment. The James City Service Authority needs three federal and state...

  • Public hearing on budget to be held at supervisors meeting

    Public hearing on budget to be held at supervisors meeting

    Citizens have a chance to opine on James City’s proposed budget during the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. The board will also consider a $235,500 contract for marina improvements. The proposed $253 million fiscal year 2019 budget would cut the real estate tax by 2 cents in response to the...

  • Planning commission recommends application for short-term rental in Norge

    Planning commission recommends application for short-term rental in Norge

    The planning commission voted to recommend the approval of an application for a short-term rental to the Board of Supervisors Wednesday. The special-use permit would allow an existing residence at 234 Peach St. to be made available as a short-term rental property. The house occupies a roughly 2.8-acre...

  • County planning commission to consider short-term rental application

    County planning commission to consider short-term rental application

    The James City Planning Commission is expected to vote whether to recommend an application for a four-bedroom, short-term rental in Norge Wednesday. The application would open up an existing four-bedroom home at 234 Peach St. to short-term rentals. The house sits on about 2.8 acres of land zoned...

  • Proposed James City budget would cut real estate tax

    Proposed James City budget would cut real estate tax

    In anticipation of the Historic Triangle sales tax bill, the county’s proposed $253 million budget, released Friday, would cut the real estate tax by 2 cents and fund new school buses and public safety positions with the bill’s local revenue allocation in fiscal year 2019. James City County’s proposed...

  • Supervisors discuss sales tax bill with Sen. Norment

    Supervisors discuss sales tax bill with Sen. Norment

    County supervisors voiced their concerns about the new sales tax with the bill's patron at their work session Tuesday. A sales tax bill awaiting Gov. Ralph Northam’s signature would raise the sales tax in Williamsburg, James City and York counties by 1 percent to support tourism marketing efforts....

  • The damages of the Pax Americana

    The damages of the Pax Americana

    The United States has been a destructive force in the international community, and it’s unlikely that will change in the near future, according to Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies. Some political analysts have labeled the era since the end of World War II a Pax Americana, an era...

  • County Board of Supervisors to learn more about sales tax bill

    County Board of Supervisors to learn more about sales tax bill

    County staff will get the James City County Board of Supervisors up to speed on the Historic Triangle sales tax bill at the board’s meeting Tuesday. The presentation will explain how revenue is generated through the bill and the makeup of the council that would oversee the marketing fund, interim...

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