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

  • Cannabis could be boost for state farmers

    Cannabis could be boost for state farmers

    Cannabis may have a future on Virginia’s farms, though navigating its legal status and crafting regulations are hurdles before the plant can provide any economic boost. That was the message marijuana industry officials had for a full house of farmers and other attendees at the Williamsburg Lodge...

  • West Point churches to continue food pantry after United Way exit

    West Point churches to continue food pantry after United Way exit

    A mobile food pantry that serves close to 300 people every month is under new management as the West Point Ministers Association takes over operation of the pantry in January and the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula steps aside. While West Point Ministers Association will soon coordinate volunteers...

  • Amber Ox celebrates opening with ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Amber Ox celebrates opening with ribbon-cutting ceremony

    City officials and Amber Ox Public House staff came together to celebrate one of the newest additions to Williamsburg’s culinary scene with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon. As the city’s first craft brewpub, Amber Ox offers a fresh dining experience for residents and is also an important...

  • West Point shop sells local charm

    West Point shop sells local charm

    Homestead Cottage hopes to add a dash of local character to Tidewater homes. The boutique consignment shop offers a wide variety of handcrafted, locally made goods for shoppers in the market for something a little different. The shop, which opened its doors in early October, was born of owner Jessy...

  • Judge: King William supervisor can renew gun permit, despite reports he brought gun to board meeting

    Judge: King William supervisor can renew gun permit, despite reports he brought gun to board meeting

    King William supervisor Dave Hansen can receive a renewed concealed carry permit, a circuit court judge ruled Wednesday. The decision comes after his application was denied because School Board members reported finding a gun at a board meeting in February 2016 they believed was his. Hansen’s application...

  • King William chiefs split on paid firefighters proposal

    King William chiefs split on paid firefighters proposal

    A proposal to hire professional firefighters in King William County has been met with mixed opinions among the county’s volunteer chiefs, despite the idea being pitched as a way to ultimately strengthen fire service. King William Fire Chief Andy Aigner approached the Board of Supervisors with a...

  • West Point school staff recommends $34,328 for capital projects

    West Point school staff recommends $34,328 for capital projects

    West Point Schools staff has recommended $34,328 be spent to install new exterior light fixtures on school buildings and repair an entrance at the elementary school. The projects will be funded using $75,000 Town Council allocated to the schools for capital improvements as part of the 2018 fiscal...

  • Neighbors help neighbors ahead of holidays

    Neighbors help neighbors ahead of holidays

    On a sunny fall day, a local church parking lot became an oasis for hunger relief, as community members came together to provide food donations to those in need. By the time the mobile food pantry truck lumbered into the West Point Christian Church parking lot, cars had filled the lot to capacity...

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