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

  • Business notes: Oct. 7

    Business notes: Oct. 7

    Busch Gardens and five other employers were recognized for their efforts to hire more individuals with disabilities by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services on Wednesday. Other winners included AAFES Dan Daniel Distribution Center in Newport News, Brevard Achievement Center...

  • Supervisors to hear request on Norge solar farm

    The James City County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hear a request to build a solar farm in Norge at its Tuesday meeting. SunPower, a California-based solar energy company, is requesting to build the solar farm on a 225-acre property along Farmville Lane. The project would power 4,000 households...

  • School board and residents discuss redistricting criteria at work session

    The Williamsburg-James City County School Board ranked its priorities when it comes to redistricting criteria. The school board decided among five categories when it came to redistricting middle schools: utilization, proximity, longevity, socioeconomic status and neighborhood concept. The middle...

  • James City County Planning Commission approves second Kensington School location

    James City County Planning Commission approves second Kensington School location

    The James City County Planning Commission unanimously approved, 7-0, a request to add a second location for the Kensington School, at its meeting on Wednesday night. The school will turn the two acres at 8231 Richmond Road, where Nick’s Lawn Equipment and Supply used to be, into a daycare center....

  • Williamsburg can expect a mild fall after a dry, warm summer

    Williamsburg can expect a mild fall after a dry, warm summer

    Don’t be lulled by the recent run of fall-like weather. Forecasters say the area can expect warmer, almost summer-like conditions to continue into the fall. “The general outlook for the fall is for mild conditions to continue,” said Andrew Zimmerman, meteorologist at the National Weather Service...

  • Local gas prices drop as Texas refineries recover from hurriance

    Local gas prices drop as Texas refineries recover from hurriance

    Multiple hurricanes in September caused gas prices to go up at the pump, but now those prices are finally coming down. “When all these hurricanes started it caused problems with supply. Virginia drivers were paying almost 14 cents a gallon more than what they’re paying now,” said Dan McTeague,...

  • James Riverfest aims to educate on environmental awareness

    James Riverfest aims to educate on environmental awareness

    Tuan Vu wanted to do something with his 2-year-old son, Hickson, on Saturday that would be fun and educational. The James Riverfest provided the perfect opportunity. The James Riverfest is a family, environmental festival that promotes adventure and education. Activities included hands-on educational...

  • Williamsburg National to host Class 4, Region A Golf Tournament

    Williamsburg National to host Class 4, Region A Golf Tournament

    The best high school golfers in the area will converge at the Williamsburg National Golf Course beginning Monday. “You got 13 teams in the region and this is the first year of the new region so we decided to have a two-day region tournament,” said Kenny Edwards, athletic director at Jamestown High...

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