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

  • James City-Bruton volunteers celebrate 70 years of service

    James City-Bruton volunteers celebrate 70 years of service

    For 70 years, James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department has endured as a cornerstone of the Toano area. From humble beginnings to a multi-million dollar station, members ave served the county with the same commitment that spurred its creation. “We pride ourselves on being good. We’re a foundation...

  • Supervisors decide against changes to meeting times

    Supervisors decide against changes to meeting times

    It’s a new year, but meetings will start at the same times for James City Board of Supervisors. In the past several years, the Board of Supervisors has experimented with different start times. More recently they have heard a steady trickle of complaints about the exact hour the meetings are called...

  • James City supervisors want community-minded leader in new county administrator

    James City supervisors want community-minded leader in new county administrator

    Supervisors have hashed out a profile for the county’s next administrator, expressing interest in a leader who will be visible in the community and able to coordinate effectively with staff. Arrayed around a conference table in a Jamestown Settlement boardroom, supervisors kicked off the search...

  • Tidewater schools face new state graduation requirements

    Tidewater schools face new state graduation requirements

    Tidewater-area school officials say new state graduation requirements will pose expanded learning opportunities for students when they go into effect next fall for the class of 2022. Requirements for both advanced studies and standard diplomas will be the same. The number of required verified credits...

  • New traffic lanes, sidewalks could be part of Pocahontas Trail improvement project

    New traffic lanes, sidewalks could be part of Pocahontas Trail improvement project

    Improvements to Pocahontas Trail could take the form of three- or five-lane traffic configurations with space for bikes and pedestrians, according to a report given to supervisors Tuesday. James City has explored how to improve the Pocahontas Trail corridor between James City Fire Station Two and...

  • Marchers fill Duke of Gloucester Street during Women's March

    Marchers fill Duke of Gloucester Street during Women's March

    People filled the streets of Colonial Williamsburg to march in support of women’s rights and and other causes Saturday. The Women’s March on Williamsburg was a local demonstration in support of feminism, universal healthcare, human rights and environmental issues amid concurrent marches in other...

  • Supervisors to get update on Pocahontas Trail corridor study

    Supervisors to get update on Pocahontas Trail corridor study

    The Board of Supervisors is expected to learn about public feedback regarding road improvements on Pocahontas Trail at its work session Tuesday. The study, which began in August, reevaluates Pocahontas Trail between James City Fire Station Two and James River Elementary School to determine potential...

  • NWS: slick roads a concern Thursday morning

    NWS: slick roads a concern Thursday morning

    While the snow has stopped, icy conditions are expected Thursday morning and may pose a danger to motorists through midday, according to the National Weather Service. Thursday is expected to be sunny with a high near 41 degrees. The low for Thursday night is around 24 degrees, according to the...

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