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

  • Groups give back to community with school drive

    Groups give back to community with school drive

    School is right around the corner and that means students need supplies. Real People Educating Others, a local group committed to helping socioeconomically challenged and underserved communities, is stepping up for the third year to provide area children with school supplies. Real People Educating...

  • Local farmers markets to celebrate National Farmers Market Week

    Local farmers markets to celebrate National Farmers Market Week

    National Farmers Market Week, which began Saturday and runs until Aug. 12, will provide local farmers markets the chance to showcase their vendors. "Usually during the week vendors will bring extra product and enhance the flavor of their usual products," said Mark Medford, Yorktown Farmers Market...

  • James City County receives $350,000 for home repairs

    The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development has granted the county $350,000 to fund repairs for dilapidated houses. The money will be split between 10 homes based on need, said Rebecca Vinroot, county director of social services. A resolution considering the grant is a part of...

  • James City County to host stormwater workshops

    During the budget process last spring, county officials ranked stormwater drainage improvements atop its list of capital improvement programs. Now county officials want to educate citizens on the topic. Over the the next month, the county will host three stormwater workshops in an effort to educate...

  • Local gas prices steadily on the rise

    Local gas prices steadily on the rise

    As drivers make their way to summer destinations, they likely will see higher gas prices than they've become accustom to. "The price of oil is closing in on $50 a barrel and earlier this summer it was $42 a barrel, which means prices at the pump are going to go up" said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum...

  • Lack of rain this summer concerns farmers

    Lack of rain this summer concerns farmers

    The lack of rain over the last few months in the Williamsburg area has put farmers in a bind. "A drought combined with the high temperatures has made it rough here the last couple of weeks," said Michelle Gulden, who owns and operates KelRae Farm in Toano. As of Friday afternoon, there had been...

  • James City County board of supervisors and EDA meet during joint work session

    James City County board of supervisors and EDA meet during joint work session

    The James City County board of supervisors and the economic development authority met for a joint work session to discuss achievements and goals for the upcoming year. “When we met with the board last fall, we heard two takeaways which were more specificity and more focus,” said Tom Tingle, chair...

  • Localities may take regional approach to sports tourism

    Localities may take regional approach to sports tourism

    Counties, city consider building an indoor sports fieldhouse

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