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

  • Conservation group to appeal Surry-Skiffes Creek ruling

    Conservation group to appeal Surry-Skiffes Creek ruling

    About a week after a federal judge ruled Dominion Energy can continue construction of the Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line, the National Parks Conservation Association filed a notice of appeal to challenge that ruling Friday. A judge ruled against a lawsuit brought by the National Parks Conservation...

  • Local General Assembly members voice mixed feelings on Medicaid expansion

    Local General Assembly members voice mixed feelings on Medicaid expansion

    Whether Medicaid expansion is a historic achievement or a disaster in the making depends on who you ask. The Historic Triangle’s representatives in the General Assembly split along party lines in their reaction to expansion. The General Assembly adopted a budget that included Medicaid expansion,...

  • Report: Local portion of James River generally free of bacteria

    Report: Local portion of James River generally free of bacteria

    Recreational spots along the James River in James City are generally free of bacteria, according to a James River Association report on bacteria levels in the James River watershed released Friday. The association collected water sample data from 27 recreational locations throughout the James River...

  • American Revolution Museum will showcase artillery in special exhibition

    American Revolution Museum will showcase artillery in special exhibition

    Visitors can get a closer look at American, French and British artillery used during the American Revolution at a special exhibition at the American Revolution Museum. “Blast from the Past” opens June 10 and provides more than just a battery of cannons for visitors to glance over. The exhibition...

  • Grove, part of Williamsburg approved for federal economic development program

    Grove, part of Williamsburg approved for federal economic development program

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury approved areas of James City and Williamsburg to participate in a federal economic development program that is intended to make the areas more attractive to private investors. The Grove community of James City was one of 901 low-income census tracts eligible...

  • Treasurer: Waivers unlikely for late business invoices

    Treasurer: Waivers unlikely for late business invoices

    Along with the arrival of tourists and flower blooms, another sign of spring for James City business owners is the delivery of their business license invoices. Tourists? Check. Flower blooms? Check. Those invoices? Well, not for every business owner in James City. “I kept waiting and nothing showed...

  • Colonial Williamsburg to offer new day camp program this summer

    Colonial Williamsburg to offer new day camp program this summer

    A new Colonial Williamsburg summer camp program offers a hearty dose of 18th century history for local children. DOG Street Camps will feature hands-on educational activities to immerse campers in history, science and technology in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. The weeklong day camps come...

  • Protesters stage die-in outside Sen. Norment's district office

    Protesters stage die-in outside Sen. Norment's district office

    About a dozen protesters staged a die-in demonstration outside Sen. Thomas K. “Tommy” Norment’s district office in James City in support of Medicaid expansion Friday. The protest was organized by the James River chapter of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, which has conducted close...

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