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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

  • JCC Supervisors approve fiscal year 2019 budget

    JCC Supervisors approve fiscal year 2019 budget

    The James City County Board of Supervisors OK’d a $255 million budget for fiscal year 2019 Tuesday. The budget’s $205.9 million general fund, which is the county’s primary operating fund, is a $9.6 million increase over the general fund in fiscal year 2018. Supervisors voted 4-1 to approve the...

  • Regional solar co-op to hold info session at James City Library

    Regional solar co-op to hold info session at James City Library

    Local residents can learn how to harness solar power for their homes’ energy needs at a Hampton Roads Solar Co-op information session May 17 in James City County. The Hampton Roads Solar Co-op, which is open to Peninsula residents ranging from Williamsburg to Newport News and Virginia Beach, is...

  • Supervisors to consider approving budget Tuesday

    Supervisors to consider approving budget Tuesday

    The James City Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the fiscal year 2019 budget Tuesday. The proposed budget’s $205.9 million general fund, which is the county’s main operating fund, is an increase from the $204.5 million general fund that was included in the initial proposed budget released...

  • Mullin, Mason to hold town hall in Grove

    Mullin, Mason to hold town hall in Grove

    Del. Mike Mullin and Sen. Monty Mason will talk about the 2018 General Assembly session at a town hall Wednesday in Grove. Mullin, D-Newport News, and Mason, D-Williamsburg, continue their town hall circuit through their overlapping districts with a stop at the Abram Frink Community Center. The...

  • Tourism officials discuss recent progress, new marketing efforts at forum

    Tourism officials discuss recent progress, new marketing efforts at forum

    Tourism officials talked up last year’s successes and discussed new marketing efforts at a tourism impact forum Friday.   The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance’s annual tourism impact forum gave officials a chance to update local business owners and tourism destination representatives...

  • Planning commission delays Norge apartments application until August

    Planning commission delays Norge apartments application until August

    The county planning commission voted to delay an application to build an apartment complex in Norge. The vote pushed consideration of the applicant and its public hearing to Aug. 1. The planning commission is expected to weigh whether to recommend the application to build a 126-unit affordable...

  • Police: Woman and child dead after apparent murder suicide in Toano

    Police: Woman and child dead after apparent murder suicide in Toano

    James City Police Department is investigating what it calls an “apparent murder suicide” that occurred in Toano Wednesday. Police received a 911 call from a residence at 9:18 a.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of Little Creek Dam Road, according to a James City Police news release. As officers were...

  • Officials from Williamsburg, James City, York meet to discuss sales tax bill

    Officials from Williamsburg, James City, York meet to discuss sales tax bill

    When Historic Triangle officials gathered to talk tourism, discussion centered on the need for metrics to gauge effective use of Senate Bill 942 revenue and a potential regional collaboration on tourism infrastructure. Senate Bill 942 would increase the sales tax rate in Williamsburg, James City...

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