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

  • New Kent supervisors approve $150,000 for EDA incentive program

    New Kent supervisors approve $150,000 for EDA incentive program

    County supervisors agreed to allocate $150,000 to the Economic Development Authority’s business incentive program at their meeting Wednesday. The program, which has been operating for about 10 years, has used grant money as a lure to encourage businesses to set up shop in the county. The program...

  • West Point schools to pursue green certification

    West Point schools to pursue green certification

    West Point Public Schools officials hope recent environmental efforts will earn the division a green certification through a Virginia School Board Association program. The Green Public Schools Challenge encourages school divisions to adopt environmentally aware policies and procedures. Districts...

  • West Point Town Council approves $752,711 budget amendment

    West Point Town Council approves $752,711 budget amendment

    Town Council members have shifted $752,711 to provide funding for the school district and town capital projects. The council voted unanimously on Sept. 26 to dedicate $311,211 for the schools and $441,500 for construction projects, Mayor Jim Hudson said. Council members Gail Nichols and Robert...

  • Mangohick Fire Dept. gets $47,000 equipment boost

    Mangohick Fire Dept. gets $47,000 equipment boost

    Mangohick Volunteer Fire Department received about $47,000 from the county to help outfit a new ambulance with equipment and supplies. The department recently bought a $238,050 ambulance using a Rescue Squad Assistance Fund grant, which provided 80 percent of the funds needed for the purchase, leaving...

  • Yorktown Art Stroll brings artists out into community

    Yorktown Art Stroll brings artists out into community

    Artists of every stripe took to Water Street to show off their works at the annual Yorktown Art Stroll Sunday. The event, now in its sixth year, provided the perfect venue for people to get a closer look at the artistic process as they perused the works of about 40 artists, who worked in mediums...

  • Dogs affected by Hurricane Irma arrive in Williamsburg for adoption

    Dogs affected by Hurricane Irma arrive in Williamsburg for adoption

    Humans weren’t the only ones to suffer as a result of Hurricane Imra. Dogs affected by the storm are now looking for new homes in Williamsburg. Local nonprofits Homes Fur Hounds and the Heritage Humane Society have coordinated with Miami-Dade Animal Shelter in Florida to bring at least 15 small-breed...

  • Celebrating a center of community

    Celebrating a center of community

    Nestled downtown, the West Point Library has served as a center of the community for decades. Library staff invite the public to come celebrate that tradition Tuesday. Established in 1948, the town’s library has been part of the Pamunkey Regional Library system since 1977. While the means have...

  • StageHands put local spin on murder mystery play

    StageHands put local spin on murder mystery play

    Most people attend their high school reunion to catch up with old friends. The New Kent High School class of 1967 will attend its 50th reunion to find out what gifts deceased classmate Simon Klint left behind. That's the premise behind “My Alma Martyr,” a murder mystery romp written by Susan Haley....

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