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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

  • 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...

  • Billsburg maintains its momentum

    Billsburg maintains its momentum

    Billsburg Brewery anchors James City County Marina, which James City officials hope to see become a jewel in the county’s economic crown. And so far Billsburg, which opened its doors six months ago with a helping hand from county funding, hasn’t shown signs of slowing down amid the failure of another...

  • Consultants discuss potential costs, timeline for Pocahontas Trail improvement project

    Consultants discuss potential costs, timeline for Pocahontas Trail improvement project

    Improving Pocahontas Trail with new lanes and more sidewalk space could cost between $28 million and $41 million, study consultants said at a public meeting. About 45 people turned out to the public meeting held at Mount Gilead Church Wednesday. The meeting was the last of three workshops held...

  • Public meeting to discuss sales tax bill set for Monday

    Public meeting to discuss sales tax bill set for Monday

    Elected officials from Williamsburg, James City and York counties will discuss the recently passed Senate Bill 942 during a public meeting Monday morning. Each locality is expected to send elected officials to the meeting, where they will discuss tourism funding in general and Senate Bill 942 in...

  • Supervisors decide to forgo real estate tax cut

    Supervisors decide to forgo real estate tax cut

    With the county looking at less sales tax bill revenue than initially expected, James City County supervisors came to a consensus to forgo the proposed 2-cent real estate tax cut at their second budget work session Tuesday. The county’s proposed $253 million fiscal year 2019 budget includes a $204.5...

  • Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line construction on schedule

    Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line construction on schedule

    The Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line project is moving ahead as scheduled, with preparations underway to build the string of transmission towers across the James River. “Construction of the Skiffes transmission project remains on schedule to be energized by the summer of 2019,” Dominion Energy...

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