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

  • Hipple, Icenhour to run for election to the James City County Board of Supervisors

    Hipple, Icenhour to run for election to the James City County Board of Supervisors

    A current and former county supervisor filed paperwork to run for seats on the Board of Supervisors on Monday, the first day available to file paperwork. Supervisor Michael Hipple and former supervisor Jim Icenhour have filed the paperwork to be on the Nov. 7 ballot for the seats with terms ending...

  • Supervisors deny Chickahominy Summerplace request

    Supervisors deny Chickahominy Summerplace request

    The Board of Supervisors denied a developer's request for a special use permit that would have shrunk as many as 150 lots within the proposed Chickahominy Place subdivision The request for the minimum lot size to shrink from 3 acres to 1 would have helped the applicant build single-family homes...

  • JCC supervisors to hold public hearing on Chickahominy Summerplace

    JCC supervisors to hold public hearing on Chickahominy Summerplace

    The James City County Board of Supervisors will discuss plans for a new neighborhood and improvements to an existing one Tuesday. The board will hold a public hearing on a request for a special use permit that will shrink as many as 150 lots within a subdivision from three acres to one acre, so...

  • Airbnb bill passes house and senate, awaits governor signature

    Localities will not have to change their zoning ordinances to accommodate Airbnb thanks to legislation introduced by Sen. Thomas Norment, R-Williamsburg, to the General Assembly. Airbnb is an online marketplace that enables people to list or rent short-term housing for vacation. Norment's State...

  • City Council approves W&M's plan for 180-student dorm at Days Inn

    City Council approves W&M's plan for 180-student dorm at Days Inn

    The College of William and Mary has the city’s permission to use the Days Inn has a dorm to house 180 students. The City Council agreed to the college’s proposal despite concerns from both residents and the planning commission, the latter of which recommended just 80 students be allowed to live...

  • Education leads discussion at Del. Mullin, Sen. Mason town hall

    Education leads discussion at Del. Mullin, Sen. Mason town hall

    Residents were most passionate about the need to better fund education at a town hall hosted by Del. Mike Mullin, D-Newport News, and Sen. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg on Wednesday evening. “Education is number one for me,” said resident, Beth Haw. Mullin and Mason both said they were instrumental...

  • Online marketplace brings the outdoors to you

    Online marketplace brings the outdoors to you

    Wilderness enthusiasts don't have to go far to find a place to enjoy the outdoors anymore. Outdoor Access is a website dedicated to creating a marketplace for landowners and people who enjoy the open-air. "It's essentially like Airbnb in that it allows private landowners to make their land available...

  • Mullin, Mason to host town hall

    Mullin, Mason to host town hall

    Del. Mike Mullin, D-Newport News, and Sen. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg, will give residents a platform to discuss legislation at a Wednesday town hall. "We're going to give an overview of what the session has been like and talk about the budget. We also are going to hear from members of the community,"...

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