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Court OK's auction of Haggen stores, including Oak Harbor location

  • Dec 7, 2015 at 12:32PM

Bellingham-based grocery chain Haggen on Friday gained court approval to sell its remaining 33 stores in Washington and Oregon, including the store in Oak Harbor, as part of bankruptcy proceedings. The stores are set to be auctioned off Feb. 5.

Jail chief selected for Island County

  • Dec 4, 2015 at 6:00PM updated Dec 7, 2015 at 8:36AM

Jose Briones plans to bring what he’s learned about dealing with mentally ill inmates at the state’s second-largest prison to the Island County jail.

Skagit Valley College to move to South Whidbey High School

  • Dec 5, 2015 at 2:00PM

South Whidbey High School students own the day on campus. Starting in early January, Skagit Valley College’s South Whidbey Center will rule the night. The high school will become the new home for students enrolled at South Whidbey Center starting Jan. 4, where credit and noncredit classes will be held Monday through Thursday between 2:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The campus is currently located at Ken’s Korner in Clinton.

Get caught in Whidbey Children’s Theater’s ‘Mousetrap’ production

  • Dec 4, 2015 at 4:00PM

Whidbey Children’s Theater will present Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” next month.

Come for the doors, stay for the stores in Langley

  • Dec 4, 2015 at 6:00PM

Langley’s Deck the Doors contest is underway, with more than 40 storefront entries festively decorated for the holidays.

Finding reflection, quiet with Langley holiday concert

  • Dec 5, 2015 at 6:00PM

Early sunsets, cool temperatures and the holiday spirit are working together with musicians Sheila Weidendorf and Mathew Habib to create a quiet, contemplative Christmas concert.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | The Islamic State is but a beginning

  • Dec 5, 2015 at 12:00PM

Editor, Recently, one of our government officials stated that we are at war with the “philosophy of Islamic fundamentalist fascism.” Is the philosophy of Western fundamentalist fascism a better option? (My dictionary’s definition of fascism aligns with Western corporate states, not the Islamic State. The Islamic State is a self-organizing resistance movement.)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Much to be thankful for this holiday season

  • Dec 5, 2015 at 10:00AM

Editor, Do you remember last September? It was hot. We prayed for rain, and cooling winds we never got.

Gun used in Oak Harbor murder may have been loaned by a friend

  • Dec 5, 2015 at 2:00PM

One of the suspects in the Nov. 10 shooting of an Oak Harbor teenager allegedly borrowed a gun from a friend the day before.

Increased Island County budget includes more money for law enforcement

  • Dec 5, 2015 at 12:00PM

Driven partly by an improved real estate market, Island County’s 2016 preliminary budget will increase by 8 percent in 2016, to $83.2 million, according to figures slated for a public hearing Dec. 7.

Decision on planning director’s employment likely to come Monday

  • Dec 5, 2015 at 7:00AM

The fate of Michael Davolio’s position as Langley’s planning chief may be decided next week.

VIEWPOINT | More to the chinook story

  • Dec 5, 2015 at 6:00AM

By HOWARD GARRETT Six new southern resident orca babies have been born in the past year, which is great news, but with only 82 members alive today, the new births do not yet turn the corner toward recovery of this unique orca clan. The bigger picture is that in the two and a half years before those births, none were born that survived, and 16 died.

FBI raids Clinton home, business

  • Dec 4, 2015 at 4:00PM

FBI agents served a warrant at a private residence and a longtime business in Clinton on Thursday morning, surprising neighbors and sparking questions about the nature of the raids.

Thursday wind storm fizzled, hardly felt on Whidbey Island

  • Dec 4, 2015 at 6:00PM

As South Whidbey Fire/EMS Deputy Chief Mike Cotton put it, it was the storm that wasn’t.

Island County commissioners withdraw shoreline plan

  • Dec 4, 2015 at 4:00PM

In an unusual step, the Island County commissioners Tuesday withdrew the momentous Nov. 3 adoption of the county’s reworked Shoreline Master Program and scheduled a public hearing on a tiny section of the new law that has not yet received one.

Pearl Harbor ceremony set for Monday at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station

  • Dec 5, 2015 at 6:00PM

VAQ-129 plans a Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony 11 a.m. Monday at the chapel at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

South Whidbey Kiwanis to host sweet fundraiser

  • Dec 5, 2015 at 4:00PM

Tis the season for South Whidbey Kiwanis’ “See’s for the Season” annual fundraiser.

History corner | December 9, 1965, December 11, 1990, December 2, 2000

  • Dec 5, 2015 at 10:00AM

The following are segments of stories taken from the front pages of the Whidbey Island Record 50, 25 and 15 years ago on Thursday, Dec. 9, 1965, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1990, and Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000.

South Whidbey High School grads engaged | Matrimony

  • Dec 5, 2015 at 8:00AM

Two South Whidbey High School graduates recently announced they will wed in August 2016.

Falcon girls basketball kick old habits, set pace in 32-30 win over Coupeville

  • Dec 5, 2015 at 4:00PM

In previous years, South Whidbey High School’s girls basketball team waited for its opponent to set the pace of the game.

WEED ON WHIDBEY: Part 3-A day at the island’s first pot shop

  • Dec 2, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Dec 4, 2015 at 7:50AM

“Have you tried the Pink Lady Kush concentrate? It’s an 80/20 indica dominant.”

Wind warning issued for Thursday on Whidbey Island

  • Dec 2, 2015 at 1:02PM

A high wind watch was issued for Thursday, Dec. 3 by the National Weather Service on Wednesday.

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