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Langley police chief retires after 32 years

True to the lawman tradition, Police Chief Bob Herzberg rode off quietly into the sunset this week after more than 32 years with the department.

Organizers banking on support for new Whidbey credit union

The effort to establish a new federal credit union on Whidbey Island is gathering steam and daring to dream.

Freeland woman gives birth outside EMS building in Bayview

Carol Maynard of Freeland considers herself a family planner. “I’d never want to have a baby in front of my father-in-law and some men in a parking lot,” she said Thursday afternoon.

Heading up Episcopal parishes is all in the family in Freeland

Nigel and Rachel Taber-Hamilton are together again on the same coast. And now they even have the same job.

Freeland man spends a lifetime bringing classic cars back to life

Skip Downing isn’t one to boast, but he says there’s a car in his garage that gets 60 miles to the gallon.

Freeland in line for $3.5 million loan from state for sewer system

Freeland sewer boosters appear to be in line for a $3.5 million low-interest loan from the state Department of Ecology, officials said Thursday.

Freeland family escapes injury as nearby building burns

A young Freeland family escaped injury when their detached garage and home theater caught fire early Friday morning, fire officials said.

Snow keeps Whidbey spring at bay

Whidbey Island’s very own snowstorm struck Wednesday afternoon and overnight, dumping various amounts of white stuff onto local communities.“It developed over the island, and pretty… Continue reading

Revised plan for Freeland moves ahead

A rarified vision of Freeland has moved another step closer to reality.

Island County announces end to trash pick-ups

Trash collection will end next week at Whidbey’s most popular county parks because of budget woes, officials said this week.

Two cars collide head-on on snowy highway north of Freeland

At least one person was injured in a two-car head-on collision on snow-covered Highway 525 north of Freeland Tuesday morning, emergency officials said.

UPDATE | Visitors find skull of possible murder victim on Maxwelton Beach

Specially trained “cadaver dogs” will be brought in next week to search Maxwelton Beach for other remains after a human skull now believed to be that of a homicide victim was found on the wet sand about three months ago.

UPDATE | Two arrested in string of car prowls

Two young men await theft charges after at least 20 vehicles were entered and items taken in the Clinton area this past weekend, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

South Whidbey Student advocates for healthy hearts

A friend’s experience convinced Jessica Manca of Langley to focus her senior project at South Whidbey High School on a heartfelt approach to health.

Two arrested in Clinton car prowls

Two young men await theft charges after at least 20 vehicles were entered and items taken in the Clinton area this past weekend, according to the Island County Sheriff's Office.

Langley locals pick up their trowels to help spring blossom

Spring is around the corner and heading up the street, and several organizations in Langley have joined together to nudge it along. The Langley Gardens Primrose Project kicks off next week with the city’s first clean-up campaign of the year.

Langley restaurant to become an English pub

Maureen Cooke is reaching back to the old country to put a new patina on her business life. The longtime downtown Langley shopkeeper and food purveyor is about to turn her hard-pressed Langley hamburger joint into a traditional English pub.

Volunteers step up to help with Main Street

More than a dozen Langley boosters have moved closer to affiliation with a national program that focuses on downtown revitalization. They formed an interim board of directors and agreed on a name — Langley Main Street Association.

Nichols Brothers worker injured in fall

A shipfitter at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland was due to be released from the hospital Monday after being injured in a 15- to 20-foot fall from the deck of a boat, company officials said Monday.

Orcas put on a big show all around Whidbey Island

It was a whale of a weekend for travelers on the Clinton-Mukilteo ferry.