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

  • Martin's prepping to close Monticello Avenue store

    Martin's prepping to close Monticello Avenue store

    Martin's grocery store on Monticello Avenue will stop stocking its shelves and close its doors in a matter of weeks, 6 p.m. on July 10 to be exact. A Martin's representative said the store would offer severance packages to the store's 180 employees. "Our concern, first and foremost is taking care...

  • Supervisors given a transportation update during work session

    Supervisors given a transportation update during work session

    JAMES CITY COUNTY- A couple of large scale projects are in the preliminary engineering phase, according to VDOT.   VDOT regional coordinator Rossie Carroll said the Longhill Road widening project and Skiffes Creek Connector are both in the preliminary engineering phase at the board of the supervisors...

  • Battle of Spencer's Ordinary commemorated at Freedom Park

    Battle of Spencer's Ordinary commemorated at Freedom Park

    JAMES CITY COUNTY- 236 years ago, Freedom Park was the sight of a clash between the Americans and the British.  Marquis de Lafayette led American troops against John Grave Simcoe's British troops in a battle that resulted in 20 deaths total.  In honor of the nine Americans who lost their lives,...

  • James City supervisors will get transportation update

    Supervisors to get transportation update

  • Ford's Colony golf course gets new greens

    Ford's Colony golf course gets new greens

    One of Ford's Colony golf courses will have a new look in September. Ford's Colony's owner is installing champion bermudagrass on the greens along the Marsh Hawk golf course. The turf is something golfers will only find in Ford's Colony, unless they want to travel to beyond the Peninsula, said...

  • Fun times had by all at New Town SummerFest

    Fun times had by all at New Town SummerFest

    Despite some rainy weather, The New Town Summer Fest was a fun time for locals.   “I wanted to get out and mingle with some people and have a good time,” said, resident Matt Orzechawski.   There were 15 different breweries on hand and 30 different beers at the event. Johnny St. Clair and Julis...

  • Hipple named chairman of Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission

    Hipple named chairman of Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission

    James City County supervisor Michael Hipple was named chairman of the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission during a Thursday meeting.  Hipple will take over for Virginia Beach mayor William D. Sessoms Jr., who reached the end of his two-year term. Hipple's term will be effective...

  • Habitat for Humanity to build six homes for residents of James City County

    Habitat for Humanity to build six homes for residents of James City County

    JAMES CITY COUNTY- Six families will have the homes of their dreams courtesy of Habitat for Humanity.  “This whole process is just a blessing to me and my family,” Joyce Powell, who will be living in one of the houses with her two sons. Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg is...