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

  • Pamunkey Tribe reclaims 17th-century jewelry piece

    Pamunkey Tribe reclaims 17th-century jewelry piece

    Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that King Charles II, not King James II, gifted the frontlet to Queen Cockacoeske. A gift given in the name of peace hundreds of years ago has found its way back home. Preservation Virginia repatriated a 17th-century frontlet back to the Pamunkey...

  • West Point Police Department earns reaccreditation

    West Point Police Department earns reaccreditation

    The town’s police department successfully completed its reaccreditation process, law enforcement officials told Town Council at its meeting Tuesday. New Kent Sheriff Joe McLaughlin and Gloucester Sheriff Daryl Warren represented Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission and awarded...

  • Governor recognizes Trevilian Farm's Century Forest designation

    Governor recognizes Trevilian Farm's Century Forest designation

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe paid a visit to King and Queen’s Trevilian Farm Tuesday, which was recently designated a Century Forest. The Century Forest Program is a land conservation effort administered by the Virginia Department of Forestry. The program was established last year and honors individuals...

  • King William supervisors Hamilton-Holmes shelve new design work

    King William supervisors Hamilton-Holmes shelve new design work

    Supervisors delayed a decision Monday on whether to pay for a consultant to design additions at Hamilton-Holmes Middle School. The $113,836 in design work would create construction plans and determine costs for several new additions to the estimated $13.2 million construction project, including...

  • Local flight nonprofit celebrates 10 years of learning

    Local flight nonprofit celebrates 10 years of learning

    At Youth Aeronautics Educational Foundation, airplanes are the main vehicle used to engage children in math and science. That was true when the foundation got its start with five students in a ground school program about 10 years ago, and remains the guiding philosophy as the foundation looks toward...

  • King William School Board considers capital spending in upcoming budget

    King William School Board considers capital spending in upcoming budget

    The School Board discussed capital projects that could be included in its 2019 fiscal year budget at its Dec. 12 meeting. The plan includes an estimated $841,000 in capital spending for the 2019 fiscal year. Further study will precede final recommendations given by staff during the district’s budget...

  • West Point Elementary School may adopt new grading scale

    West Point Elementary School may adopt new grading scale

    School officials discussed the possibility of introducing a new grading scale at the elementary school at the School Board’s meeting Tuesday. A committee made up of teachers and parents has been exploring a 10-point scale for the elementary school starting at the third grade. The school currently...

  • KW supervisors consider additional renovations for Hamilton-Holmes project

    KW supervisors consider additional renovations for Hamilton-Holmes project

    Supervisors instructed county staff to prepare a resolution to approve design work on additional renovations for the $13.2 million Hamilton-Holmes construction project at the board’s meeting Monday. The contractor’s construction bid of $10 million came in under the project’s construction cost estimate...

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