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

  • "Jamestown" showcases Virginia History

    "Jamestown" showcases Virginia History

    Riding the coattails of "Downton Abbey" popularity, "Jamestown" made landfall in the U.K. last week and is hoping to come to the United States.  The new show aims to educate its audience on the state's history. "Jamestown" is an eight-part drama series set in 1619 that follows the early days of...

  • Norge solar farm applicant defers proposal

    Norge solar farm applicant defers proposal

    The county board of supervisors will not hear a proposal to build a solar farm in Norge until its July meeting. Planning director Paul Holt said the applicant asked for a deferral, at the supervisor's meeting on May 9. Sunpower didn't have a representative at the meeting.  SunPower, a California-based...

  • County agencies prep as seniors choose to age in place

    County agencies prep as seniors choose to age in place

    More diversified housing sought in James City County

  • Planning Commission split on Forest Glen affordable housing

    Planning Commission split on Forest Glen affordable housing

    The James City County planning commission split a vote, three for and three against on a proposal to add affordable housing at 310 Walker Drive and 204 Forest Glen.  Commissioners Tim O'Connor, Richard Krapf and Danny Schmidt voted for the proposal while Jack Haldeman, John Wright III and Robin...

  • Residents voice concerns about possible Norge solar farm

    Residents voice concerns about possible Norge solar farm

    Local residents are concerned a proposed solar farm will impact their neighborhood negatively.   In response, to the James City County planning commission approving an application to build a solar farm in Norge at its April meeting, one resident hosted a public meeting to educate her neighbors...

  • WISC debuts new pool

    WISC debuts new pool

    The Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex opened its $3.5 million, 10 lane pool on Monday afternoon.   “I think the pool will be very beneficial,” said parks and recreation director John Carnifax. “It will take some of the pressure and demand off the one pool at the rec center.”   There are two pools...

  • Public hearings scheduled for JCC housing proposals

    The county planning commission will hold two public hearings at its next meeting on Wednesday, one of which could bring additional housing to the county and the other seeking to postpone an original proposal for senior housing. On April 5, Williamsburg Landing asked for a one month deferral after...

  • JCC seeking public input for drainage improvements

    JCC seeking public input for drainage improvements

    The county is looking for residents to provide input as it addresses stormwater issues. "We are trying to talk with anyone who is aware of debris issues or standing water and low points," said Don Rissmeyer, a representative from A. Morton Thomas & Associates, Inc., which has been hired by the county...