Troy Jefferson

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Troy Jefferson is the business, tourism and James City County reporter for the Virginia Gazette. Jefferson graduated from Michigan State University and the University of Maryland. When he is not writing stories, he enjoys romantic comedies. 

Recent Articles

  • Broad Steet moves forward with Midtown Row project

    Broad Steet moves forward with Midtown Row project

    Things are quiet these days at the Monticello and Williamsburg shopping centers, but that should change soon. “The bigger construction will start in early spring, but you and I driving down the street will see things get busier there in the next two or three weeks,” said Michael Jacoby, Broad Street...

  • Williamsburg explores beautification fund

    The city of Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Community Foundation are exploring entering a partnership to make Williamsburg more aesthetically pleasing through a beautification fund. “Over the past several years, we have had a number of community members interested in helping to beautify the community...

  • Williamsburg plans Parks and Recreation department improvements

    The city of Williamsburg has hired a consultant to brainstorm ways to improve the parks and recreation department. GreenPlay LLC, a Colorado based consulting group, will be paid $79,995 over the next eight months to study and recommend the city’s first master plan for the parks and recreation department....

  • Williamsburg approves apartment project on High Street

    Williamsburg approves apartment project on High Street

    City Council unanimously approved a request to build apartments on High Street at its meeting on Thursday afternoon. The proposed complex includes 96 apartments in eight separate buildings. The eight apartment buildings total 105,010 square feet and contain 64 one bedroom units and 32 two bedroom...

  • Supervisors approve solar farm request, second Kensington school location

    SunPower’s proposal to build a 35-megawatt solar farm in Norge was approved unanimously by supervisors on Tuesday night. The project was pushed back to the planning commission in December after a series of deferrals and public meetings to address residents’ concerns about traffic impacts on Farmville...

  • WATA wants to expand routes

    WATA wants to expand routes

    The Williamsburg Area Transit Authority wants to slowly expand its reach. WATA director Zach Trogdon said more route development is occurring further out in James City County, which is stretching the running time limits of the routes. Trogdon briefed city council during its work session on Tuesday....

  • James City affordable housing task force organize

    A 16-member team of county and housing officials plan to meet soon to take stock of James City’s housing needs, especially when it comes to affordable housing. In 2016, a county housing study found too few places exist in James City for low- to moderate-income residents. The workforce housing task...

  • James City supervisors to hear Norge solar farm request

    James City supervisors to hear Norge solar farm request

    The county board of supervisors will have a full agenda to tackle at its next meeting. Supervisors are scheduled to hear requests Tuesday to build a solar farm in Norge and to permit short-term rentals. The group will also receive input for its fiscal year 2019-20 budget. Norge solar farm SunPower,...

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