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 County opens up applications for housing vouchers

    The county will open its Section 8 housing choice voucher application process for four days beginning Sept. 11. Limited funding means applications will be selected and ordered using a random lottery system. Not all applicants will be placed on the waiting list, said Rebecca Vinroot, county social...

  • Williamsburg-area groups help with Hurricane Harvey relief

    Williamsburg-area groups help with Hurricane Harvey relief

    Two organizations with local ties are helping with relief efforts in Houston after extreme flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The Williamsburg Red Cross is sending two volunteers to Houston to serve in different capacities of relief. Joanne Wagner will work in the disaster mental health branch and...

  • James City County EDA hosts bus tour to showcase county business opportunities

    James City County EDA hosts bus tour to showcase county business opportunities

    Members of the Economic Development Authority felt they needed a better understanding of the industrial sites owned by the county, so they hopped on a bus Thursday for a tour that spanned several hours and stopped at seven properties. “We have such diverse opportunities in the county, so it was...

  • DMV map details Historic Triangle's dangerous roadways

    DMV map details Historic Triangle's dangerous roadways

    If you spend much time driving around the area, you might spot the occasional accident. Now, VDOT has compiled accident information into a database to tell motorists authoritatively where the most challenging places to drive are. The culprit? Heavy traffic, according to VDOT Residency Administrator...

  • Business notes: Aug. 26

    Business notes: Aug. 26

    Two Williamsburg lawyers were named among the best lawyers of 2018 by Best Lawyers. Paul Gerhardt, who practices real estate law, and R. Barrow Blackwell, who practices in medical law and injury litigation, were recognized in this year’s edition. Both lawyers work for Kaufman and Canoles. For the...

  • Local wineries enjoying a bountiful grape harvest

    Local wineries enjoying a bountiful grape harvest

    Warm temperatures and a lack of rain have been the perfect ingredients for a strong grape harvest in Williamsburg. “We had a great spring and an early harvest,” said Matthew Meyer, Williamsburg Winery’s full time wine maker. “This year we have the potential to have a lot of fruit. I tell people...

  • Wine and yoga provide a fresh mix for Williamsburg Winery

    Wine and yoga provide a fresh mix for Williamsburg Winery

    Yoga instructor, Mary Robinson wanted a way to incorporate two of her passions: drinking wine and doing yoga into one activity.  The Williamsburg Winery wanted to offer a new experience for guests.  Both of the aspirations combined to form the Yoga and Wine class at the Williamsburg Winery.  "There...

  • James City and York rank in top 20 in state toxic emission levels

    James City and York rank in top 20 in state toxic emission levels

    James City and York counties ranks in the top 20 in toxic emissions, according to a national environmental group. A report published Aug. 2 by the Sierra Club of Virginia lists the 23185 ZIP code — encompassing James City and Williamsburg — as having the 12th highest toxic air emission levels in...