Jack Jacobs

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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

  • Tourism Council approves transition plan, elects officers

    Tourism Council approves transition plan, elects officers

    The Tourism Council charged with overseeing the newly created Historic Triangle Marketing Fund agreed to a transition plan and named its leadership Tuesday. The council’s first public appearance came as part of the ad-hoc tourism task force’s meeting, which was held in Williamsburg. The task force...

  • Task force considers strategies to facilitate affordable housing

    Task force considers strategies to facilitate affordable housing

    The county’s affordable housing task force weighed potential strategies to make area housing available Tuesday. Task force members discussed land use, financing tools and home ownership assistance programs used throughout Virginia and the country that could be applied in James City during its meeting....

  • Local beer industry reacts to effects of aluminum tariffs

    Local beer industry reacts to effects of aluminum tariffs

    Canning beer has gotten more costly for local breweries, which have felt the sting of the Trump administration’s tariffs on aluminum. The United States implemented a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports in March. The tariffs affect economic rival China...

  • Tourism task force, tourism council to meet Tuesday

    Tourism task force, tourism council to meet Tuesday

    The Tourism Council created by Senate Bill 942 is scheduled to make its first public appearance at the Tourism Task Force’s meeting Tuesday in Williamsburg. The council was created when SB 942 went into effect July 1. The council, which will be a subcommittee of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber...

  • VIMS researchers develop an environmentally friendly shotgun wad

    VIMS researchers develop an environmentally friendly shotgun wad

    Virginia Institute of Marine Science researchers have developed an environmentally-friendly shotgun shell, which features a biodegradable wad. It is expected to be available for purchase countrywide next year. Researchers at the VIMS, a marine research center affiliated with the College of William...

  • James City Board of Supervisors appoints new county administrator

    James City Board of Supervisors appoints new county administrator

    The James City Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to appoint Scott Stevens, who most recently served as city manager for Goldsboro, N.C., as county administrator at its meeting Tuesday. Stevens will start a three-year contract on Oct. 1. He will be paid a base salary of $180,000 and receive...

  • Putting Brown on ballot attempt to split Democratic vote, political scientists say

    Putting Brown on ballot attempt to split Democratic vote, political scientists say

    The push by Scott Taylor’s campaign staffers to put an independent candidate on the ballot in the upcoming 2nd Congressional District election isn’t a new tactic in politics, and whether it proves politically fatal to the incumbent has yet to be seen. Four Scott Taylor campaign staffers worked...

  • Skateboarding nonprofit wants to build skate park in Grove

    Skateboarding nonprofit wants to build skate park in Grove

    A proposed skate park would provide kids an avenue for fun and community service in Grove. The group behind the skate park is Triangle Skateboard Alliance, a nonprofit focused on building and improving skate parks in the region. The group also places a heavy emphasis on the character building aspect...

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