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

  • Grand Illumination provides memories for all

    Grand Illumination provides memories for all

    Grand Illumination onlookers came from near and far to celebrate Colonial Williamsburg and its past. Thousands packed Duke of Gloucester Street on Sunday night to view the fireworks, hear the fife and drums and glance at holiday decorations. Steven Herndon, 43, of Fredericksburg, said he enjoys...

  • Christmas Homes Tour draws a crowd

    Christmas Homes Tour draws a crowd

    Lines were backed up to view the Benjamin Waller House on Saturday morning. The Benjamin Waller House was open as part of the 58th Annual Christmas House Tour, which is put on annually by the Green Spring Garden Club. According to Green Spring Garden Club staff, more than a 1,000 people visit the...

  • Business leaders present ways to improve Virginia economy at Economic Summit

    Business leaders present ways to improve Virginia economy at Economic Summit

    Increasing the number of project-ready building sites and allocating funding for blue-collar job training were just a few of the ideas presented to state business leaders Friday. Those business leaders gathered at the Williamsburg Lodge for the 8th annual Virginia Economic Summit. This year’s theme...

  • County discusses legislative agenda, new administrator

    County discusses legislative agenda, new administrator

    The county board of supervisors spoke with state legislators on Tuesday afternoon to set legislative priorities. Sen. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg; Sen. Thomas Norment, R-Williamsburg; Del. Michael Mullin, D-Newport News; and Del. Brenda Pogge, R-Norge, all represent portions of James City County...

  • Holiday season brings business bump in Williamsburg

    Holiday season brings business bump in Williamsburg

    In the Greater Williamsburg area, an uptick in tourism in the weeks after Thanksgiving helps end the year on a positive note for local businesses and hotels. The revenue provided for businesses, hotels and meal sales during the holiday season, from the last week of November until the end of December,...

  • Local housing stock looking healthy

    Local housing stock looking healthy

    The Greater Williamsburg Area has plenty of options to offer home buyers as the fall comes to an end. “In the last three months, we’ve seen inventories increase, which indicates the market is evening out. This means the rates of new houses going on the market is outpacing closed sales. It’s a good...

  • James City County administrator thankful for family

    James City County administrator thankful for family

    James City County Administrator Bryan Hill is thankful that he is spending this Thanksgiving with his mom, her first in Williamsburg. “I’m thankful for life. Every morning I wake up and say thank you for my family. Most importantly, I’m thankful for my mom,” Hill said. Sonia Hill is from Dominica...

  • F.R.E.E. Program, W&M cheerleaders team up to provide equipment for disabled

    F.R.E.E. Program, W&M cheerleaders team up to provide equipment for disabled

    Tucked away in the corner of the Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center are hundreds of pieces of gently used medical equipment looking for a new home. Kelly Ptachick, president of The Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment and Endowment, makes sure the equipment gets put to good use. F.R.E.E.,...

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