Justin Burnett

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Trump is our new president, accept it

I’ve been thinking about a post-election column on the presidential race for more than a week now, debating with myself about what I might say,… Continue reading

South Whidbey woman works to help refugees

A Freeland woman who describes herself as just a “regular” person is now on the front lines of the battle to assist refugees. Spurred into… Continue reading

Coffee blamed as cause of Suburban crash

Reaching for a cup of coffee had a frightening consequence for a Langley driver on Thursday. According to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, Amanda Gage… Continue reading

Clinton ferry service resumes following morning closure

The Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route is back in action. Washington State Ferries confirmed repairs to the Mukilteo Terminal are complete and that service resumed with the… Continue reading

Box truck cripples Mukilteo ferry terminal, closes entire route

Service on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route was brought to a sudden halt Saturday morning after a large vehicle struck and damaged the Mukilteo Terminal. Agency… Continue reading

Clinton ferry service resumes following morning closure

The Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route is back in action. Washington State Ferries confirmed repairs to the Mukilteo Terminal are complete and that service resumed with the… Continue reading

Elect Price Johnson to another term

Editor, With the election only a few days away, we are writing to encourage everyone to give Helen Price Johnson our enthusiastic support and elect… Continue reading

HOMETOWN HERO | DIANA PUTNEYWorking to be an example of goodness

All who have been touched by Diana Putney describe her as humble, sweet, caring …

Record recognized for ‘general excellence’ in state newspaper contest

The South Whidbey Record earned top marks at the Washington Newspaper Publishers…

WSF to consider ferry request for Whidbey

South Whidbey’s quest to get another 144-car ferry in Clinton may soon be at an end. Washington State Ferries leaders are scheduled to meet internally to discuss the fate of the Suquamish over the next couple of weeks. And while there’s no guarantee, a decision could be made and announced as soon as early November.

Police officer, retired educator vie for House seat

The race for one of the District 10 state House of Representatives seat has been a civil but engaging contest focused on the issues facing Washington state.

Write-in Dem steps forward to challenge Smith, Scott

The quiet and seemingly already decided race for South Whidbey’s state representative seat just got a bit more interesting with the emergence of a third challenger.

ProBuild closes: Builders lament loss of Clinton lumberyard

Clinton is without a building supply store for the first time in over 45 years today.

Tick, tock, tick, tock: Industry of craftsmanship, romance struggles in digital world

In the heart of downtown Langley is a little store where time stands still. It’s a place of warm incandescent light, little brass gears, tiny screws and old-world craftsmanship. It’s also a space that one would expect to resound with a cacophony of ticks, tocks and cuckoos, but is instead strangely silent.

Lawmakers from Island County end 2014 session on South Whidbey

Whidbey Island state lawmakers visited the South End last week to brief constituents on highlights of the 2014 Legislative session.

Mayor rethinks Second Street

Despite its popularity among some members of the business community, a proposal to temporarily reinstate a commercial truck loading zone on Second Street in Langley will not move forward. The ordinance was put forward by Councilman Hal Seligson and essentially proposed to hit the “reset button” by reinstating the loading zone, albeit with a few changes, until a more permanent solution could be established.

EDITOR’S COLUMN | September weather: sunshine, fog, perfect

The weather this past weekend was magnificent. It was that perfect blend of sunny but not too warm, bright enough for a tan but not so hot that you’re sweating in the shade. Just right.

Hospital board to consider Bayview property sale

A proposal to sell a 4.5-acre Bayview property purchased in 2007 for nearly $2 million would likely result in a financial loss for Whidbey General Hospital, a commissioner said Thursday.

Langley looks to future with economic forum

With hopes of ushering in a new age of prosperity, Langley officials will hold the first of three planned economic forums next week.

East Harbor Road water safe to drink, state confirms

A health advisory that had approximately 90 homes in the Freeland area boiling drinking water since Saturday was lifted this week. Lehman Enterprises, Inc., a private water system operator on South Whidbey, rescinded the advisory Monday for users of the CAL Waterworks Water System, which services homes along East Harbor Road, including Pheasant Farm and Harbor Sands lanes, and Ravenridge and Beachwood drives.