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

  • Supervisors to review Forest Glen housing proposal

    Supervisors to review Forest Glen housing proposal

    The county board of supervisors is scheduled to vote on a request to build affordable housing in Forest Glen at its Tuesday meeting. The proposal to build the homes on 45 lots — spanning 16 acres — split the planning commission in May, giving supervisors no clear direction toward the project. “I’ll...

  • CDR gets fitness fundraiser boost

    CDR gets fitness fundraiser boost

    David Marmon wanted to use his love for fitness to give back to Child Development Resources, a nonprofit that has meant a lot to his family. Then an idea dawned on him in January. “The beginning of every year, I try to come up with life and fitness goals,” Marmon said. “One of my goals this year...

  • Planning commission approves 7-Eleven and fast food chain on Pocahontas Trail

    Planning commission approves 7-Eleven and fast food chain on Pocahontas Trail

    The county planning commission approved a request to build a 7-Eleven and add a neighboring fast food restaurant along Pocahontas Trail at its meeting on Wednesday night. The 7-Eleven will be 2,940 square feet and the fast food restaurant will be 4,000 square feet and will include a drive-thru....

  • JCC supervisors candidates forum scheduled

    JCC supervisors candidates forum scheduled

    Candidates for the Jamestown and Powhatan district Board of Supervisor seats are scheduled to participate in an Oct. 12 forum. The forum will take place at 7 p.m. at James City County Office Building F, 101 Mounts Bay Road. For the Jamestown seat, Lane Construction senior project manager Tom Philips...

  • Hurricane Harvey impacting local gas prices

    Hurricane Harvey impacting local gas prices

    Hurricane Harvey touched down in Texas more than a week ago, but locals are still feeling the effects at the gas pump. “Prices were going up a little bit before, but when the hurricane hit prices jumped,” said Johnny Rash, manager at the Sunoco at 7107 Merrimac Trail. The price of regular unleaded...

  • Students, teachers are back in class

    Students, teachers are back in class

    Neither Juan Spence nor his parents could have imagined such a day three months ago. At the time, doctors gave Juan a 5 percent chance of survival. Tuesday morning, he was heading back to school like any other kid. “It’s been outstanding. I can’t even believe it,” the Warhill senior said. “I’m...

  • New restaurant, 7-Eleven renovations on Planning Commisison agenda

    New restaurant, 7-Eleven renovations on Planning Commisison agenda

    The county planning commission is scheduled to hear a request to build a 7-Eleven and add a neighboring fast food restaurant along Pocahontas Trail at its Sept. 6 meeting. Both requests come from Mark Richardson, representing the Timmons Group. A public hearing is also scheduled on the projects....

  • Williamsburg Best Western gets $2 million face-lift

    Williamsburg Best Western gets $2 million face-lift

    In an effort to modernize an almost 50-year-old building, Harmony Hospitality recently spent $2 million for renovations at the Best Western Williamsburg Historic District hotel. “We gutted the rooms, had them redecorated. There’s new furniture and new TVs,” said Neal Chalkley, general manager at...