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

  • New Kent supervisors review proposed new use for historic school

    New Kent supervisors review proposed new use for historic school

    A plan to create a community center may breathe new life into New Kent County’s historic high school. Under the proposed plan, the historic school would be renovated to feature an improved auditorium, amphitheater, meeting rooms, offices and a senior cafe at an estimated construction cost of about...

  • Ghost light legend haunts King William railroad crossing

    Ghost light legend haunts King William railroad crossing

    If you’ve ever driven along Mt. Olive Cohoke Road, chances are you’ve probably passed over the railroad crossing. But have you seen the ghostly light? Situated on a stretch of road off Route 30, the crossing is believed to be the site of an infamous light that can come and go in a blink. As a piece...

  • West Point students get crash course in personal finance

    West Point students get crash course in personal finance

    From within the safety of West Point High School’s cafeteria, students took a stab at budgeting, managing car payments and other financial facts of life in a glimpse of what’s to come. Reality Store is a simulation in which students are given an adult identity and paycheck and are tasked with paying...

  • Update: NWS confirms King William tornado

    Update: NWS confirms King William tornado

    Wednesday update: The National Weather Service has confirmed a EF-0 tornado touched down in King William overnight Monday. The funnel traveled half a mile before breaking up. It was among nine tornadoes created by a storm system that swept north and east through South Carolina, North Carolina and...

  • King William residents voice support for paid firefighters proposal

    King William residents voice support for paid firefighters proposal

    It wasn’t on the agenda, but a pitch for paid firefighters made earlier this month was on the minds of a handful of residents who supported the idea at the King William Board of Supervisors meeting Monday. King William Fire Chief Andy Aigner outlined a plan to hire nine full-time firefighters as...

  • West Point school officials begin addressing survey concerns

    West Point school officials begin addressing survey concerns

    West Point Public Schools principals are taking steps to address issues raised in a community survey conducted this spring. Students, parents and division employees expressed concern about substance abuse, discipline and communication in the division-wide survey. “We took the survey results seriously,”...

  • House candidates discuss issues at forum

    House candidates discuss issues at forum

    Just weeks ahead of the November election, candidates for the 97th and 98th House Districts weighed in on education, the minimum wage and Confederate monuments during a public forum Oct. 12. In the 97th District, Republican Del. Chris Peace is being challenged by Democrat Cori Johnson, who has...

  • Love's Travel Stop opens in New Kent

    Love's Travel Stop opens in New Kent

    With scissors in hand, county officials welcomed Love’s Travel Stop to New Kent with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Love’s Travel Stop is a chain of truck stops featuring restaurants, stores, gas pumps and other amenities for motorists and truckers. County supervisors and other officials took an oversized...

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