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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Signage a symbol of cooperation

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, The shared vision of Whidbey Island residents of unobstructed access to our public beaches is steadily progressing; this will ultimately benefit the local residents, visitors, and businesses.

Eagles, Tigers trip up Falcon soccer girls

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

South Whidbey girls soccer is still looking for its first win of the season after a 4-0 loss against Granite Falls on Thursday.

Kiwanis tackle children’s cancer research, care costs

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 10:00AM

The Whidbey club donated about $1,000 toward the $75,000 total, said Ron Myers, a member of the South Whidbey club and the regional Kiwanis president.

County planners unveil new fee schedule, proposed fee changes are fair, builders say

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 12:00PM

County fees for permit and consulting services could see a few changes in the near future, under a proposal being considered by the Island County commissioners.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Try a trash can next time, please

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 12:00PM

Editor, A big thank you to whomever pitched their trash — three large drink cups and a sack of lunch debris — into the empty garbage can in the back of my pickup yesterday. I appreciate that you did not throw it out your window as you were driving on the island.

SLIDESHOW | Granite Falls vs. South Whidbey girls soccer

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 1:00PM

Granite Falls defeated South Whidbey 4-0 on Sept. 18 at South Whidbey High School. The Tigers jumped out from a 1-0 halftime lead against the Falcons, keeping the home team winless this season.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Children’s Center made a difference

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 2:00PM

Editor, Our family had the privilege of being part of the South Whidbey Children’s Center preschool family for the past year and a half. As my daughter has now graduated from the center and entered kindergarten, I would like to share a few thoughts about my experience.

Police set date for prescription drug take-back event

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 2:00PM

Island and federal law enforcement agencies will hold a prescription drug take-back event next week.

Former Oak Harbor coach to lead South Whidbey boys hoops

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

In Arthurian legend, a seat at the fabled Round Table called the Siege Perilous would destroy any knight who tried to occupy it.

Freeland sewer district eyes future treatment plant property

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 4:00PM

The effort to create sewers in Freeland has taken a small step forward.

Whidbey leaders call public meeting to combat drugs, crime

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

Ongoing property crime and its link to drug use have spurred community leaders to plan a public meeting in Langley next week.

WICA gala, auction features hot-ticket items

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 10:00AM

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will host its 18th annual Star Gala and Auction entitled “I Believe,” on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Environmental review ends for proposed new Mukilteo ferry terminal

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

An environmental review of the proposed Mukilteo ferry terminal is officially completed. With the Federal Transit Administration’s Record of Decision, the state Department of Transportation, Ferries Division can move on to the terminal’s design.

Longtime South Whidbey school board member Fred O’Neal resigns

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 5:00PM

Fred O’Neal, a longtime South Whidbey School District board member, handed in his resignation at the school board meeting Wednesday night.

South Whidbey educator in hospital following rollover car crash

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 5:21PM

Teresa Wheeler, a teacher for South Whidbey School District, is presently in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center according to the assistant director of the Media and Communication department, Susan Gregg.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Opinion page meant for variety of views

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Funny thing about opinions — we don’t always have to agree with them. Such is the case with letters to the editor and editorial cartoons. I received a letter last week from a newer Whidbey News-Times reader who didn’t like recent letters critical of President Obama. He said the writers’ comments were “tired” and “cliché.”

Clinton bank robber makes getaway in employee's vehicle

  • Sep 8, 2014 at 2:00PM updated at 4:37PM

Wells Fargo in Clinton was robbed this morning. The Island County Sheriff's Office announced in a news release that the bank was hit by a lone gunman. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, and used a bank employee's vehicle as a getaway car.

Marysville man jumps from Clinton-Mukilteo ferry

  • Jul 13, 2009 at 8:42AM updated Jul 17, 2009 at 10:48AM

A 62-year-old Marysville resident parked his 1978 Chevrolet pickup on board the midnight ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton and jumped overboard Sunday.

Sammamish’s Drew Magill outruns pack to win triathlon

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Aug 5, 2009 at 9:48AM

Whether they were part of a team or did the whole course, there was unanimous praise for Saturday’s Whidbey Island Triathlon.

Elected officials make budget demands

  • Nov 6, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Nov 9, 2009 at 9:59AM

Six elected Island County officials signed onto a stinging open letter to the county commissioners, demanding that they take certain steps before making cuts in their departments to plug the $1.2 million shortfall in the 2010 general fund budget.

Island County sheriff warns that budget cuts will hurt patrols

  • Nov 18, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Nov 23, 2009 at 9:54AM

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown is warning that a proposed 4.5 percent cut in the budgets for the county's law and justice programs may mean a reduction in police patrols.

UPDATE | Coast Guard calls off search for body

  • Nov 19, 2009 at 2:35PM

The Coast Guard has called off the search to find a body that was reported in the waters off South Whidbey.

Island County cops protest possible layoffs

  • Dec 28, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 2:24PM

Protesters unhappy with a decision that could lead to the layoff of two Island County Sheriff’s deputies hit the picket line early Monday morning. The protest, including deputies and their supporters, closed off Sixth Street in Coupeville and ended peacefully, despite flaring tempers.

Island County Sheriff's deputy loses position to budget cuts

  • Dec 31, 2009 at 9:23AM

The lengthy, contentious and very public process of balancing the budget — which included a sign-waving protest and late-night negotiations with unions — came to an end Tuesday as Island County commissioners adopted the final document.

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