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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

  • Report: Skiffes Creek connector project would have few negative impacts to local area

    Report: Skiffes Creek connector project would have few negative impacts to local area

    A road construction project to connect Route 143 and Route 60 near Skiffes Creek is projected to have few impacts on the surrounding area, according to an environmental assessment released by the Virginia Department of Transportation. The Skiffes Creek connector location study environmental assessment...

  • Plane crashes shortly after takeoff in New Kent

    Plane crashes shortly after takeoff in New Kent

    A small single-engine airplane crashed Saturday in New Kent. The pilot suffered minor injuries. Virginia State Police responded to the crash at around 4:03 p.m. near 7050 Airport Road. Cornelius Obrien, 61, piloted the Cessna 172D. The plane was in the air for a brief time before it crashed into...

  • Lafayette Class of 2018 told to be fearless, determined

    Lafayette Class of 2018 told to be fearless, determined

    Student speakers extolled the virtues of fearlessness and determination during the commencement ceremony for Lafayette High School’s Class of 2018 Saturday. Looking out at her fellow graduates from the stage set up in William and Mary’s Kaplan Arena, Madison Meredith encouraged her peers to face...

  • Jamestown 2018 grads told to embrace their imperfections

    Jamestown 2018 grads told to embrace their imperfections

    As Jamestown High School graduates prepared to enter the adult world, classmates sent them off with messages of embracing their imperfections and friendship during the school’s commencement ceremony in the Kaplan Arena on the campus of William and Mary on Saturday. Salutatorian Elizabeth Schell...

  • York investigating homicide of 83-year-old

    York investigating homicide of 83-year-old

    An 83-year-old man died in a domestic-related homicide York County Friday night. Deputies responded at 8:31 p.m. in the 100 block of Chowan Turn in the Running Man subdivision. The victim was identified as John Kistler, according to a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Facebook post. Alexander Costen,...

  • County to host scam avoidance workshop

    County to host scam avoidance workshop

    James City Social Services Department hopes to provide people a toolkit to avoid the dangers of scams with a workshop on the subject Wednesday. The free workshop is open to anyone looking to keep themselves safe from scam-induced financial mistakes, James City Social Services Director Rebecca Vinroot...

  • Survey provides snapshot of local homeless population

    Survey provides snapshot of local homeless population

    The Greater Virginia Peninsula Homelessness Consortium counted fewer homeless people in the area this year in a 24-hour period than it did last year, according to its annual homeless people count report. The nonprofit, which is a coalition of regional organizations committed to addressing homelessness,...

  • Supervisors approve waiver for Busch Gardens attraction

    Supervisors approve waiver for Busch Gardens attraction

    James City County Board of Supervisors approved a height limitation wavier that will allow Busch Gardens to build a new attraction Tuesday, though no details about what the project may entail were available. Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the height limitation waiver requested by Anthony...

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