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

  • King & Queen Tavern Museum unveils local fossil exhibt

    King & Queen Tavern Museum unveils local fossil exhibt

    The remnants of a time when sharks swam above the Middle Peninsula are arrayed in a new exhibit at King & Queen Tavern Museum. The time capsule comes courtesy of local fossil hunter Newell Randall, a museum council member and county resident with a lifelong interest in fossils. Dozens of artifacts,...

  • Republicans maintain tight grip on Tidewater

    Republicans maintain tight grip on Tidewater

    With the Election Day dust settled, Tidewater’s two incumbent Republicans will continue their tenures in the House of Delegates. And while Democrats swept state-level offices, most local voters sided with their Republican opponents. Republican Keith Hodges successfully staved off Democratic challenger...

  • School Board approves contractor for Hamilton-Holmes construction project

    The Hamilton-Holmes Middle School project now has its contractor, and construction on the $13.2 million project is expected to begin next month. Loughridge and Company, a Richmond-based construction company, placed the lowest bid to build the project, which will add new classrooms and a cafeteria,...

  • New Kent bridge dedicated in honor of F. W. 'Wakie' Howard

    New Kent bridge dedicated in honor of F. W. 'Wakie' Howard

    County officials honored retired New Kent Sheriff F.W. “Wakie” Howard Jr. during a bridge dedication ceremony Thursday. Rainy weather didn't dissuade about 100 people from attending the dedication of the bridge in honor of Howard, who served as county sheriff for 36 years. Several speakers reflected...

  • World War II veteran to speak at Veterans Day ceremony

    World War II veteran to speak at Veterans Day ceremony

    The West Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post’s annual Veterans Day Service Saturday will feature World War II veteran Paul Harper as the speaker. Harper, a West Point resident, will discuss the value of service and stories of local veterans during the ceremony. The event is sponsored by Post 8356...

  • West Point church to hold community discussions about death

    West Point church to hold community discussions about death

    Death is a difficult conversation topic, but West Point United Methodist Church Pastor Gordon Meriwether hopes to make it a little easier with a free end-of-life planning conference. West Point United Methodist Church, in coordination with West Point Ministers Association, will host a series of...

  • Hodges hold onto House of Delegate seat

    Hodges hold onto House of Delegate seat

    Republican Keith Hodges successfully staved off Democratic challenger Sheila Crowley to maintain his seat in the 98th House of Delegates district Tuesday. In the 97th District, Republican Chris Peace appears to have defeated Democrat Cori Johnson. 98th District Hodges earned 65 percent (18,557...

  • Steady turnout in Tidewater on Election Day

    Steady turnout in Tidewater on Election Day

    Tidewater voters streamed into local polling places throughout the morning Tuesday. With several statewide races on the ballot and area House of Delegates seats up for grabs, the turnout was better than expected for some precinct workers. “Turnout is better than most off-year elections,” precinct...

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