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

  • County expects more general fund revenue in upcoming budget

    County expects more general fund revenue in upcoming budget

    James City is looking at having more general fund revenue in the coming fiscal year, county staff told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The snapshot of the county’s financial outlook comes ahead of the fiscal year 2020 budget season, and gave supervisors an idea of what county staff has to work...

  • JCC supervisors interested in funding land preservation programs

    JCC supervisors interested in funding land preservation programs

    Rural character is often seen as a defining feature of James City County. It’s almost as frequently seen as a feature under attack as the county wrestles with development and growth. The Board of Supervisors appears poised to give rural lands a stronger shield when it expressed interest in revamping...

  • An Evening for Bacon Street gala features new masquerade theme

    An Evening for Bacon Street gala features new masquerade theme

    An Evening for Bacon Street will bring out the bidders in the name of combating substance abuse on Feb. 8. Now in its fourth year, An Evening for Bacon Street features an all-new masquerade theme to complement the night’s silent and live auctions. The event also serves as a means for donors to...

  • Police: Man shot in Williamsburg Sunday morning

    Police: Man shot in Williamsburg Sunday morning

    A Williamsburg man has been charged with attempted malicious wounding after police say he shot another man in a Merrimac Trail neighborhood Sunday morning. Nicholas Caleb Goff, 28, was charged with attempted malicious wounding and unlawful use of a firearm, according to a Williamsburg Police Department...

  • Small fire breaks out at King William High School

    Small fire breaks out at King William High School

    A motor that’s part of King William High School’s water system caught on fire late Saturday. King William first responders came to the call of a fire alarm at the school at about 10:54 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters discovered smoke in a hallway coming from a maintenance room, according to a King...

  • Steep temperature drop forecasted for Sunday night in Williamsburg area

    Steep temperature drop forecasted for Sunday night in Williamsburg area

    A blast of winter air is coming for the Williamsburg area Sunday night. After a daytime high temperature of 60 degrees Sunday, the National Weather Service predicts the temperature will drop to a low around 16 degrees Sunday night, and gusty northwest winds with speeds of 25 to 30 mph are expected...

  • Marchers rally in support of Equal Rights Amendment in Colonial Williamsburg

    Marchers rally in support of Equal Rights Amendment in Colonial Williamsburg

    The Equal Rights Amendment has friends in Williamsburg. Hundreds of people took to Duke of Gloucester Street in support of the proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Saturday. Marchers gathered in front of the Capitol in Colonial Williamsburg as Democratic politicians spoke in support of...

  • Train collides with truck in New Kent

    Train collides with truck in New Kent

    Virginia State Police have identified the truck driver involved in a crash with a passenger train in New Kent that happened Friday. Jean-Kyle Maurice Chittum, 30, of Dunnsville, Va., has been charged with failure to obey a stop sign, police say. Chittum was attempting to cross a railway crossing...

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