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Girls basketball drops first round game in district tournament

South Whidbey girls basketball lost to Nooksack Valley 57-34 in the first round of the Northwest District 1A Girls Basketball Tournament Feb. 5 at Nooksack… Continue reading

Eight wrestlers advance to regional tournament

The road to the Mat Classic is a little clearer after this weekend for South Whidbey wrestling. The Falcons advanced eight wrestlers out of the… Continue reading

Grapplers win some, lose some at sole home match

South Whidbey’s wrestlers had a bit of it all at its only home match of the season this past week. Some had pins, others took… Continue reading

New code could bring tiny homes to Langley in 2019

Langley could become a pilot city for new tiny home building codes next year. The city’s planning department is asking state building code officials if… Continue reading

City fails to notify public of workshop, violates OPMA

The Langley City Council appears to have violated the Open Public Meeting Act (OPMA) at a recent workshop meeting. One of the OPMA’s four requirements… Continue reading

South Whidbey claims first league title since 1989

The last time South Whidbey won a conference boys basketball title, not a single member of the Falcons’ 2017-18 squad was alive. They put to… Continue reading

State to fund $3 million expansion of Ferry Dock Road

Long awaited plans to improve the pickup and drop-off area at Ferry Dock Road in Clinton are likely breaking ground in May. Construction over the… Continue reading

Coupeville, Granite Falls join North Sound Conference

The North Sound Conference recently added two new schools to its ranks. Granite Falls and Coupeville are joining the class 1A league following rulings by… Continue reading

Pope achieves 1,000-point milestone

South Whidbey senior Lewis Pope doesn’t play for himself on the court. It goes against the grain of how he was raised. He embraces his… Continue reading

County, volunteers conduct annual homeless count

Natasha Hamblin’s life is in a state of flux. The 29-year-old is homeless and has been a heroin addict for the past six years. She… Continue reading

Final comprehensive plan public hearing on Tuesday

The City of Langley’s final public hearing on its comprehensive plan update will have a bigger venue than originally expected. The meeting is set for… Continue reading

Political demonstration draws hundreds

Exactly a year after his inauguration, hundreds of people gathered in Langley for an organized protest of Donald Trump’s presidency and the leadership of his… Continue reading

Falcons puts kibosh on independent schedule

South Whidbey football’s independent schedule will go down as a successful one-year experiment. The Falcons will play in the newly formed North Sound Conference this… Continue reading

Grapplers to host double dual on Thursday night

It will be a two-for-one show at South Whidbey wrestling’s lone home match of the year. The Falcons are hosting Cedarcrest and Archbishop Murphy at… Continue reading

Team asks fans to wear white at home game

A whiteout is planned for South Whidbey boys basketball’s annual Coaches vs. Cancer Night this week. The Falcons, who have a firm hold on the… Continue reading

Falcon girls team learns what it can from consecutive losses

Losses don’t always have to be just a negative tally on a team’s overall record. They can be teaching moments, if viewed in the right… Continue reading

Langley City Council approves property rezoning

A quandary spanning several months over property zoning in a Langley neighborhood was settled this week. The Langley City Council accepted a recommendation by the… Continue reading

More savings, profits than expected at closed school, center

The closure of Langley Middle School is estimated to save more money than originally anticipated, according to South Whidbey School District leaders. The South Whidbey… Continue reading

Rising acidity levels could put marine life at risk, expert says

Reversing the consequences of ocean acidification would be like steering the Titanic away from an iceberg. Even if humanity stopped putting carbon dioxide (C02) into… Continue reading

Langley settles lawsuit; mayor takes issue with claim

The City of Langley last week paid $15,000 to settle a lawsuit by Langley resident John Norby over alleged breaches of the state’s Public Records… Continue reading