Jack Jacobs

Writer

Jack Jacobs covers James City County for the Virginia Gazette. Previously, he reported for the Tidewater Review in West Point. He can be reached by phone at 757-298-6007. Follow him on Twitter at jajacobs_.

Recent Articles

  • West Point graduates reflect on memories and future potential

    West Point graduates reflect on memories and future potential

    West Point High School graduates took a moment to consider the value of the experiences they shared together before they headed out into the world during the school’s commencement ceremony Friday. There were 64 graduates who walked across the stage set up inside the school gym with diplomas in...

  • Supervisors approve height waiver for Busch Gardens attraction

    Supervisors approve height waiver for Busch Gardens attraction

    The James City County Board of Supervisors signed off on a height waiver for a new Busch Gardens attraction Tuesday, despite community opposition to it. The approved waiver allows Busch Gardens to build an attraction not to exceed 355 feet in height above finished grade, or 435 feet above sea level....

  • Sharon Day promoted to James City County finance director

    Sharon Day promoted to James City County finance director

    Sharon Day has been promoted to director of James City County’s financial and management services department. Day had been serving as the county’s interim finance director since the departure of Sue Mellen, who retired as chief of the county’s finance department in April. Prior to her appointment...

  • Voters in 96th House District will select candidates Tuesday

    Voters in 96th House District will select candidates Tuesday

    Voters will determine which candidates will carry the Republican and Democratic banners in the upcoming 96th House of Delegates general election in Tuesday’s primaries. Only voters living in areas of James City and York counties who fall within the 96th House of Delegates District will cast ballots...

  • 97th Legislative District Committee split on question of chairman's removal

    97th Legislative District Committee split on question of chairman's removal

    The 97th Legislative District Committee met to consider removal of committee chairman Thomas Miller Saturday. The meeting quickly broke down due to an argument over who was the legitimate Hanover representative on the committee — Michael Reynold or Hanover GOP acting chairman Daryl Carr’s proxy...

  • Grill fire damages townhome building in James City

    Grill fire damages townhome building in James City

    A grill fire caused significant damage to a James City County townhome building Thursday. While there were no injuries, the fire displaced nine of the building’s residents. Firefighters responded to a residential structure fire at 4:49 p.m. Thursday in the 5100 block of Greenwich Mews, located...

  • Planning Commission supports use of residential proffers in zoning ordinance

    Planning Commission supports use of residential proffers in zoning ordinance

    The James City County Planning Commission voted Wednesday to recommend residential proffers be reintroduced to the county’s zoning ordinance. The proposal, which would make residential proffers available to rezoning applicants again after the proffers had been prohibited since 2016, will now go...

  • Members of 97th Legislative District Committee rejects Wyatt's appeal

    Members of 97th Legislative District Committee rejects Wyatt's appeal

    A member of the 97th Legislative District Committee and a disputed member of that committee rejected an appeal of the committee’s decision to hold a party canvass in which Del. Chris Peace declared victory. John Hubbard, King William’s representative on the committee, and Michael Reynold met at...

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