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

  • West Point church to hold community discussions about death

    West Point church to hold community discussions about death

    Death is a difficult conversation topic, but West Point United Methodist Church Pastor Gordon Meriwether hopes to make it a little easier with a free end-of-life planning conference. West Point United Methodist Church, in coordination with West Point Ministers Association, will host a series of...

  • Hodges hold onto House of Delegate seat

    Hodges hold onto House of Delegate seat

    Republican Keith Hodges successfully staved off Democratic challenger Sheila Crowley to maintain his seat in the 98th House of Delegates district Tuesday. In the 97th District, Republican Chris Peace appears to have defeated Democrat Cori Johnson. 98th District Hodges earned 65 percent (18,557...

  • Steady turnout in Tidewater on Election Day

    Steady turnout in Tidewater on Election Day

    Tidewater voters streamed into local polling places throughout the morning Tuesday. With several statewide races on the ballot and area House of Delegates seats up for grabs, the turnout was better than expected for some precinct workers. “Turnout is better than most off-year elections,” precinct...

  • 'Homeland' films in West Point

    'Homeland' films in West Point

    Main Street transformed into a spy’s stomping ground when the television series “Homeland” filmed Monday in downtown West Point. The cast and crew of “Homeland,” a television political espionage thriller, filmed scenes for the show in the 700 block of Main Street and St. John Episcopal Church....

  • Broadband firms weigh in on King William project proposal

    Broadband firms weigh in on King William project proposal

    Six firms have responded to a county broadband committee’s request for proposals to address the area’s internet access. The committee is exploring how to provide 95 percent wireless connectivity coverage in the county and to improve wired connectivity in dense residential areas. In August, the...

  • West Point resident aims for career in drone aviation

    West Point resident aims for career in drone aviation

    Peyton Brabrand looks up at the sky and sees limitless opportunities, both in flight and in the budding field of drone aviation. Aviation has been a lifelong passion for Peyton, a West Point resident. He grew up on the Outer Banks just miles from where Orville and Wilbur Wright conducted the first...

  • Two King William department heads resign

    The county will be down two department directors before the month is out, with the departures of Community Development Director Wally Horton and Finance Director Bobbie Tassinari. Horton and Tassinari gave separate formal resignation notices to the Board of Supervisors and county administrator...

  • Local author's children's book has a Virginia flair

    Local author's children's book has a Virginia flair

    Author Mary Montague Sikes married her art and writing skills to create “An Artful Animal Alphabet,” a new children’s book featuring an old Richmond legend. Published last spring, the book takes readers through a series of 26 short tales and paintings of animals that represent each letter of the...

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