Bob Gentz admits he briefly considered bolting from the auditorium Saturday when his name flashed up on the screen at Sound Waters University.
Voters appeared to have overwhelmingly approved South Whidbey School District’s Proposition No. 1 Replacement Maintenance and Operation Levy.
Input gathered at a series of community meetings across Whidbey Island this month will eventually end up on the desk of Gov. Jay Inslee.
One of South Whidbey’s finest and best known officers has a new badge and a new uniform.
No one knows how many Native Americans died when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck the Washington coast on Jan. 26, 1700. Besides battering the coast, the tsunami surged the entire length of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and reached the northwest shores of Whidbey Island.
Langley’s next planner will need to be a tightrope walker, balancing growth against preservation, emotional intelligence mixed with code acumen and enforcement, organization and communication.
South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District will hold its first public meeting regarding campground development on 35 acres of land adjacent to Community Park at 6 p.m. on March 10.
An appreciation for Whidbey Island’s history — and his own — led Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock to cover the bare walls of his courtroom with a dozen historic black-and-white photos.
When Langley Middle School jazz band students call first-year band director Nick Delmedico a goof ball, they mean it in a good way. The 24-year-old Central Washington University graduate has done more than make a good impression on his band in their first six months together.
For South Whidbey seniors Rohini Mikkelsen and Chandler Hagglund, the school’s first annual showcase in 2015 was a success in all but one area: attendance. Mikkelsen, the associated student body president, and Hagglund, the class treasurer, are working alongside school administrators and teachers to make this year’s event widely attended.
Seeking to strengthen a planning department that has endured much turnover, Island County is seeking a consultant, assistant director of planning and a long-range planner.
Whidbey General Hospital commissioners voted unanimously Monday to move forward with a plan to rebrand the hospital and its clinics under the umbrella name WhidbeyHealth.
The Island County commissioners may soon have the flexibility they so desired last year to temporarily ban fireworks in times of extreme drought.
The land south of WhidbeyHealth Medical Center is full of bare soil and busy construction workers.
Island County has given the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, the first evidence that the agency erred when it revised flood-risk maps this summer, Hiller West, director of current-use planning and community development, told the county commissioners during a work session Wednesday.
Whidbey General Hospital commissioners are expected to vote on a new name next week.
The once-stuck and seemingly permanent hillside car in Clinton is no more.
Langley has a new voting member and a new alternate on its planning advisory board.
The auction of Haggen’s 33 core stores has been postponed until Feb. 11.
The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District recently sent out a campground development survey to community members.