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

  • James City supervisors to hear Norge solar farm request

    James City supervisors to hear Norge solar farm request

    The county board of supervisors will have a full agenda to tackle at its next meeting. Supervisors are scheduled to hear requests Tuesday to build a solar farm in Norge and to permit short-term rentals. The group will also receive input for its fiscal year 2019-20 budget. Norge solar farm SunPower,...

  • Community of Faith Mission extends shelter hours

    Community of Faith Mission extended its shelter hours for Wednesday night and Thursday morning as snow falls in Williamsburg. “Typically we’re a night time shelter but when we get extreme weather like this. We try and remain open during the day,” said Ashley Willis, executive director. “It’s a...

  • Supervisors name Ruth Larson chairwoman

    Supervisors name Ruth Larson chairwoman

    The county Board of Supervisors has a new chairwoman. Supervisor Ruth Larson was given the title at the group’s Tuesday organizational meeting As chairwoman, Larson will lead monthly board meetings and make public appearances on behalf of the supervisors. “I appreciate the trust of my colleagues...

  • James City Planning Commission to hear request on apartments

    James City Planning Commission to hear request on apartments

    A developer proposing to build apartments is scheduled to pitch the county planning commission on the idea Wednesday. The proposed development, at 7581 Richmond Road, would include five three-story buildings with a total of 126 units and a clubhouse. AES Consulting Engineers, the applicant, said...

  • Historic Triangle housing stock increases

    Historic Triangle housing stock increases

    The Greater Williamsburg Area has more houses on the market and they’re selling, according to the Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors. There were 122 closed home sales in November. The median sale price for single-family detached homes decreased by 1.2 percent to $331,000 and was down 6.4...

  • Business notes: Dec. 30

    Business notes: Dec. 30

    New Year’s travelers can expect prices at the pump to remain relatively level locally and throughout the state during the New Year’s Day holiday. “At this point we aren’t expecting any changes to prices,” said Georjeane Blumling, AAA spokesperson for AAA Tidewater Virginia. Prices at the pump in...

  • Business officials look forward to 2018

    Business officials look forward to 2018

    Local business owners are setting their sights on new goals in the new year. Sam Wallace and his wife, Michelle, owners of the Scotland House in Merchants Square, see 2018 as a chance to build on the past year. “The highlights of this year are that we’ve had a lot of friendly customers and the...

  • WATA to introduce new trolley

    WATA to introduce new trolley

    Frigid breezes and temperatures in the 30s didn’t stop Willie Campbell from running errands from Williamsburg to Hampton using public transportation last week. When a trolley pulled up to the Ironbound Road stop where he was waiting, Campbell lugged a holiday gift and his duffel bag up the steps...

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