ROV Champs pick up top prize, fame at Black Sea contest

Annika Hustad, Haley McConnaughey and Hannah McConnaughey enjoy the sun and surf of the Black Sea in Constanta, Romania. - Ashley McConnaughey photo
  • Sep 19, 2014 at 4:00PM

Three girls from South Whidbey recently made international headlines. Hannah McConnaughey, Haley McConnaughey and Annika Hustad’s accomplishments in underwater robotics earned them an invitation to the Black Sea ROV International Competition in Constanta, Romania. Not only were they invited to compete against other high school teams, of which most were “overwhelmingly male” in Hannah’s words, but they left with the first-place trophy for the high school division and as kind-of celebrities enjoying Americans-in-Romania status along the idyllic seaside walkway where the events were held.

Whidbey leaders call public meeting to combat drugs, crime

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Ongoing property crime and its link to drug use have spurred community leaders to plan a public meeting in Langley next week.

Freeland sewer district eyes future treatment plant property

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The effort to create sewers in Freeland has taken a small step forward.

Former Oak Harbor coach to lead South Whidbey boys hoops

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In Arthurian legend, a seat at the fabled Round Table called the Siege Perilous would destroy any knight who tried to occupy it.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Children’s Center made a difference

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Editor, Our family had the privilege of being part of the South Whidbey Children’s Center preschool family for the past year and a half. As my daughter has now graduated from the center and entered kindergarten, I would like to share a few thoughts about my experience.

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