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

  • 35th annual Crab Carnival delights crowds

    35th annual Crab Carnival delights crowds

    Now in its 35th year, the annual Crab Carnival drew thousands from near and far last weekend to downtown to enjoy parades, bands and plenty of seafood. Crab Carnival offers a lot of down-home charm, which attracted Chuck Elswick and his wife to the event. “We like the small-town atmosphere,” said...

  • West Point celebrates homecoming

    West Point celebrates homecoming

    It was all cheer and school spirit as the West Point community celebrated its 2017 homecoming Friday. After a week of festivities, West Point High School’s homecoming celebration reached its crescendo with a parade and football game against Colonial Beach High School Friday evening. “The kids have...

  • King William considers paying firefighters

    King William considers paying firefighters

    County officials pitched paid firefighters and a new fire station as a way to address staffing shortfalls among the volunteer fire and rescue stations. The move would provide 24/7 emergency service to King William and address manpower issues that have dogged the county’s first responders for some...

  • West Point High School prepares for homecoming

    West Point High School prepares for homecoming

    Nothing quite says fall like a parade of school spirit and football. Both will be big parts of West Point High School’s homecoming on Friday. The parade will feature floats built by each class, which will be judged based on the amount of school spirit each float exudes. The football, cross-country...

  • Improvements to King William intersections on horizon

    Improvements to King William intersections on horizon

    Don’t let the sometimes-lonely rural roads of Tidewater fool you. The area is home to a handful of accident-prone intersections, particularly in King William, where some efforts are underway to improve safety. With Route 360 intersecting Route 30 in the north and the relative traffic congestion...

  • Food truck series returns to West Point

    Food truck series returns to West Point

    This fall, food trucks will again descend on West Point. West Point officials are bringing back Food Trucks by the River, a food event series in which food trucks roll into town to offer a taste of something different from local tried-and-true dining offerings. The event comes in response to residents’...

  • New Kent supervisors approve $150,000 for EDA incentive program

    New Kent supervisors approve $150,000 for EDA incentive program

    County supervisors agreed to allocate $150,000 to the Economic Development Authority’s business incentive program at their meeting Wednesday. The program, which has been operating for about 10 years, has used grant money as a lure to encourage businesses to set up shop in the county. The program...

  • West Point schools to pursue green certification

    West Point schools to pursue green certification

    West Point Public Schools officials hope recent environmental efforts will earn the division a green certification through a Virginia School Board Association program. The Green Public Schools Challenge encourages school divisions to adopt environmentally aware policies and procedures. Districts...

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