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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

  • Fifes and Drums march into 60 years, reunion weekend

    Fifes and Drums march into 60 years, reunion weekend

    Established with just two drummers and two fifers, the first of whom was self-taught, the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums has come a long way in 60 years. Few people understand that better than John Harbour. Harbour is one of the original four members of the corps, which has grown to about...

  • Officials discuss sales tax bill implementation

    Officials discuss sales tax bill implementation

    Local officials discussed how to implement the Historic Triangle Marketing Fund and how the tourism council and marketing office will operate Tuesday. The Historic Triangle Marketing Fund is the creation of Senate Bill 942, which will increase the sales tax by 1 percent in Williamsburg, James City...

  • Supervisors, planning commission to discuss Pocahontas Trail improvements, Fort Eustis study

    Supervisors, planning commission to discuss Pocahontas Trail improvements, Fort Eustis study

    The planning commission will update the board of supervisors on the Pocahontas Trail corridor improvements study and the Fort Eustis land use study at a joint meeting Tuesday. In additional to sharing information with the board, the commission will also be seeking the board’s guidance on projects,...

  • Officials to discuss sales tax bill in public meeting in James City

    Officials to discuss sales tax bill in public meeting in James City

    James City, Williamsburg and York officials will discuss the sales tax bill in a public meeting Tuesday morning in James City. Members of the James City Board of Supervisors are expected to be joined by their counterparts in Williamsburg and York to discuss tourism funding and other topics related...

  • Mobile app guides users through Virginia's history

    Mobile app guides users through Virginia's history

    With the Virginia History Trails mobile app, 400 years of Virginia history are at your fingertips. The app, which can be downloaded for free via Apple’s App Store and Google Play, comes as part of American Evolution, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of key historical events that occurred...

  • Kiskiack Golf Club goes solar

    Kiskiack Golf Club goes solar

    Eighteen holes of golf. And now, 88 solar panels. Kiskiack Golf Club celebrated the installation of solar panels at a ceremony Tuesday. “We wanted to figure out ways to make Kiskiack a sustainable golf course for many years,” said Carl Zangardi, owner of Kiskiack Golf Club. The solar energy system...

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