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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 adopts plan for improvements to Pocahontas Trail in Grove

    County adopts plan for improvements to Pocahontas Trail in Grove

    On a stretch of Pocahontas Trail west of James River Elementary School, most of the road is two lanes, sidewalk space is limited and bicyclists are left to impinge on one or the other. The county has a plan to change that. After almost a year of public forums and study, James City now has formally...

  • Supervisors approve county code change related to sales tax bill

    Supervisors approve county code change related to sales tax bill

    The James City Board of Supervisors OK’d an amendment to the county code to redirect transient occupancy tax revenue to the Historic Triangle Marketing Fund Tuesday. The change comes as part of Senate Bill 942, which establishes the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance’s Tourism Council,...

  • Community rallies to help people displaced by helicopter crash

    Community rallies to help people displaced by helicopter crash

    Just as firefighters rushed to combat the blaze that erupted when a helicopter crashed in a Williamsburg neighborhood, so too have neighbors and humanitarians rushed to help displaced residents pick up the pieces of their lives. An otherwise normal afternoon was shattered when a helicopter crashed...

  • Board of Supervisors to consider sales tax bill amendment to county code

    Board of Supervisors to consider sales tax bill amendment to county code

    James City Board of Supervisors will weigh an amendment to the county code that would pave the way for reallocation of the county’s transient occupancy tax revenue as part of Senate Bill 942. The county code provides for the $2 transient occupancy tax, which is levied per room night on overnight...

  • Officials weigh how to address the effects of climate change at Jamestown

    Officials weigh how to address the effects of climate change at Jamestown

    Underground monitoring wells and drone-mapping are the first steps in determining how to save a colonial outpost from the effects of climate change. The threat posed to Historic Jamestowne, the first permanent English settlement in the New World, by climate change has been on the minds of preservationists...

  • James City to overhaul Warhill Sports Complex artifical turf fields

    James City to overhaul Warhill Sports Complex artifical turf fields

    James City County plans to spend about $3 million to refurbish seven sports fields at Warhill Sports Complex. Most of the fields slated for replacement are made of a material — Duraspine — that’s caused headaches for the project’s proposed contractor FieldTurf and its customers, some of whom have...

  • Local legislators get mixed review from conservation watchdog

    Local legislators get mixed review from conservation watchdog

    A conservation group’s annual report on voting records in the General Assembly found both bright and dark spots in the voting records of Historic Triangle legislators. The Virginia League of Conservation Voters’ annual scorecard compares the voting records of state lawmakers during the General...

  • Protesters picket Fox and Friends broadcast in Colonial Williamsburg

    Protesters picket Fox and Friends broadcast in Colonial Williamsburg

    Fox and Friends was met with protestors as well as fans of the show when it broadcasted live from Colonial Williamsburg Tuesday morning. Television anchor Anna Kooiman took to the Palace Green alongside the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums and visited other parts of Colonial Williamsburg for...

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