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

  • Proclaiming Grace Outreach expands service area

    Proclaiming Grace Outreach has expanded its operational reach to upper New Kent, opening the group’s services to residents across the county. Previously, the faith-based nonprofit served residents only in the lower part of New Kent and upper James City counties. The expansion in service area came...

  • Tidewater schools remain fully accredited

    Tidewater schools remain fully accredited

    All Tidewater school divisions earned accreditation for the 2017-18 academic year, according to the Virginia Department of Education. Schools earn accreditation based on student’s performance on the Standards of Learning tests and other assessments during the 2016-17 academic year. West Point,...

  • Crab Carnival returns for 35th year

    Crab Carnival returns for 35th year

    Crab Carnival will return with parades, music and of course, crabs, for its 35th year Oct. 6-7. Crab Carnival attracts thousands of attendees annually and turns downtown West Point into a crustacean-themed festival. New this year is the golf cart brigade in the carnival's Saturday parade, said...

  • King & Queen leads area in food insecurity

    King & Queen leads area in food insecurity

    Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect Mizpah United Methodist Church no longer operates a food pantry and that the CornerStone Community Development Center distributes food in the backpack program at King & Queen elementary schools.  Amid the rolling fields of King and Queen County...

  • Hamilton-Holmes construction project remains on track

    Hamilton-Holmes construction project remains on track

    The $13.2 million Hamilton-Holmes Middle School construction project remains on track to be completed in March 2019. “We’re very much on schedule,” said Teran Mitchell of Ballou Justice Upton, who updated supervisors on the project Monday. Ballou Justice Upton is the project’s architectural firm....

  • Churches take on opioid epidemic

    Churches take on opioid epidemic

    A newly organized force plans to take up the battle against opioids, using religion as a weapon. The Middle Peninsula Opioid Addiction Task Force has coordinated with local faith leaders to create Recovery Sunday, an event in which ministers will address opioid abuse during their churches’ services...

  • New Kent supervisors approve financing for $3.2 million in new fire engines

    New Kent supervisors approve financing for $3.2 million in new fire engines

    Supervisors unanimously voted to OK financing to buy five new fire engines at $3.2 million at their meeting Tuesday. Most of the project’s funding would buy four rescue engines at about $505,467 a pop. A $931,920 Quint engine, which packs a ladder and other equipment, will also be purchased. The...

  • Tidewater schools begin new year with enthusiasm

    Tidewater schools begin new year with enthusiasm

    Staff in the Tidewater school division welcomed students with open arms as a new academic year began Tuesday. Throughout Tidewater, administrators did not report any serious issues with buildings or getting students to school. By about 7:30 a.m., several buses were arriving and unloading students...

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