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

  • DEQ requests public input on Chickahominy River water withdrawal

    DEQ requests public input on Chickahominy River water withdrawal

    The James City Service Authority is seeking input on an application to withdraw nearly 17 million gallons per day from the Chickahominy River. The authority is applying for a permit from the Department of Environmental Quality, which regulates how much water can be removed from surface and subterranean...

  • Makerspace creates creative space for students

    Makerspace creates creative space for students

    Xavier Neil wanted a place where his stepson, Ethan, could polish his programming and coding skills as he prepares for 7th grade. They found the perfect place in Gizmoes along Richmond Road, which sells electronic equipment also offers the Williamsburg Makers Group class. Makerspaces are collaborative...

  • Dominion power project gets approval, challenged in court

    Dominion power project gets approval, challenged in court

    Supervisors said several factors contributed to their 3-2 vote

  • Business owners share ideas at Williamsburg roundtable

    Business owners share ideas at Williamsburg roundtable

    Local business owners and residents shared a range of ideas on ways to improve business in Williamsburg during a roundtable discussion. "We think Williamsburg is a great place to do business and we have to tell that story," said Rick Overy, vice chair of the Williamsburg Economic Development Authority,...

  • New brewery set to open at James City County Marina in the fall

    New brewery set to open at James City County Marina in the fall

    Right now, the James City County Marina is surrounded by dirt and construction equipment but soon it will be a thriving destination for people of all ages. "We're looking at doing things year around at the Marina," said county administrator Bryan Hill. "Events, Jamestown Jams, you name it. We're...

  • Supervisors to hear Skiffes Creek switching station request

    Supervisors to hear Skiffes Creek switching station request

    The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on a request from Dominion Virginia Power to rezone 67 acres along Pocahontas Trail and for a special-use permit to build a switching station during its Tuesday meeting. On Thursday, the Army Corps of Engineers issued a final permit allowing Dominion...

  • James City County Library to undergo makeover

    James City County Library to undergo makeover

    The county library is undergoing a facelift near its main entrance. "We're reworking the front space of the county library on Croaker Road, when you come in you will see a new marketplace area," said Williamsburg Regional Library special projects director Barry Trott. "It'll have displays of new...

  • Greater Williamsburg Partnership launches at Kingsmill Resort

    Greater Williamsburg Partnership launches at Kingsmill Resort

    The Greater Williamsburg Partnership made its first public appearance to the business community on Thursday afternoon. The Greater Williamsburg Partnership was formed to boost business investments and support regional initiatives in Williamsburg, James City County and York County like "Launchpad,"...

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