County cops score drugs, guns in early morning Scatchet Head raid

Drugs and guns were taken in a raid on a Scatchet Head home this week. Rebecca McCarthy, 49, was booked into Island County jail on suspicion of possession with intent to deliver meth. - Contributed photo
  • Dec 19, 2014 at 6:00PM

Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office seized about $23,000 worth of drugs in an early morning raid at Scatchet Head Thursday.


EDITORIAL | Reopening of Holmes Harbor is a victory

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For eight long years, Holmes Harbor has lived under a stain of poor water quality. With red signs on the beach warning people away, favorite pastimes became distant memories. But, at long last, the waters are finally clearing and state and local officials are preparing to reopen the beach for shellfish harvesting this spring.

No injuries from Oak Harbor drive-by shooting

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Nobody was injured when someone fired a handgun into an Oak Harbor home and nearby vehicles this past week, according to the Oak Harbor Police Department. The Tuesday incident was the third drive-by house shooting on North Whidbey since April, but investigators don’t know if any of them are linked or what the motive might be.

South Whidbey Elementary holds food drive for Good Cheer

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Students at South Whidbey Elementary School have been exhibiting the spirit of giving this season with their annual holiday food drive. The food drive began on Dec. 3 and ended Wednesday.

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