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Great Scot! Highland Games take over Greenbank

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

Whenever Grayson Akins returns to campus at Western Washington University and talks about her summer athletic endeavors back home on Whidbey Island, she’s often met with a blank stare. New friends are dumbfounded, yet curious, to learn more about tossing logs, stones and hay that are part of the athletic segment of the Whidbey Highland Games.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Island Transit

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 4:00PM

The estate of a woman who passed away in 2011 filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Island Transit last week.

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.”

Legal troubles mount for Loetterle following bungled buzz-bomb theft

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 6:00PM

South End man allegedly pulled knife on Ace Hardware employees when confronted

Need a lift? Langley looking at elevator, bridge view impact on Cascade

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 7:00AM

Renderings of a bridge and elevator give a glimpse at what Cascade Avenue in Langley may look like.

Alleged bank robber from Whidbey caught

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

A former Whidbey Island resident made a name for himself this summer. They call him the Alabama Band Bandit.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Petrish is in the running for state Legislature

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, In case you hadn’t noticed, there is a newcomer to the state political scene who finished second in the primary race for state representative in the 10th Legislative District. His name is Nick Petrish.

DockStock draws 40-plus boats to South Whidbey Harbor at Langley

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 9:00AM

Langley hosted 44 boats, ranging from 20-foot pleasure crafts to 66-foot yachts for the sixth annual DockStock at South Whidbey Harbor.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Local sponsors were integral to fair events

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Since the end of this year’s wonderful fair, there has been some well-deserved recognition of the hundreds of volunteer hours that go in to making the fair what it is every year.

Whidbey woodworkers show at Woodpalooza

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

If a tree falls in a Whidbey forest, Pat McVay will hear it.

Birds, cats, dogs and llamas from the Whidbey fair 4-H events

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 11:00AM

The following are results in the 4-H events and exhibits from the Whidbey Island Area Fair.

Congressman to tour South Whidbey Friday

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 11:36AM

Just days after cleaning up in the primary election, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen will be making rounds on South Whidbey Friday, visiting constituents and businesses. The Second District Democrat's first scheduled stop is at Whidbey Telecom. According to a recent news release, the congressman will spend one hour, from 10-11 a.m. discussing internet connectivity improvements at South End schools.

Island Transit to hold public meeting today in Freeland

  • Aug 7, 2014 at 2:41PM

Island Transit will continue its series of community meetings on emergency route modifications and suspensions today at the Freeland Library. The meeting is from 4-7 p.m. Under discussion will be changes to bus routes 5, 7 and 8, and the elimination of Saturday service.

Free heart health screenings offered on Whidbey

  • Aug 31, 2014 at 9:00AM

Women can get a free cholesterol/blood sugar/triglyceride heart health screening later this month at Island Athletic Club.

A year without full service too long, transit riders say

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 4:00PM

Pending Island Transit service reductions on South Whidbey will hit the community hard, and residents let department officials know it this week.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Grateful for all of the help at the Whidbey Island fair

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 3:37PM

Editor, The Fair is over and what a great four-day party it was. We were able to offer good carnival rides and games, animal exhibits with showmanship events, an array of commercial and food vendors, afternoon bingo, supervised games and activities for children, Eva Mae Main Stage and walk-about entertainment, the big Saturday Fair Parade, logging show, arena horse events, presentations and improv comedy in the BlackBox Theater, plus fabulous exhibits and demonstrations in all the exhibit halls.

Island County primary election winners squeak ahead

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Aug 11, 2014 at 9:51AM

The winners of two hotly contested county races will move onto the general election by a nose. Democrat Karla Jacks led the vote count in the race for District 3 Island County commissioner with 3,103 votes, or 48.79 percent at the last count Thursday.

State aids with Island County culvert assessment

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 6:00PM

Island County commissioners approved a contract with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Monday to assist in completing projects under a recently approved $40,000 culvert prioritization grant.

Procession, memorial to be final farewell for Paul Schell

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 11, 2014 at 9:47AM

Arts center plans procession, memorial in Langley

Youngest triathlon racer sticks with hometown race

  • Aug 8, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 11, 2014 at 9:46AM

When Madeline Remmen first signed up for the Whidbey Triathlon five years ago, she needed a permission slip. Not any more. The 16-year-old Clinton girl will be one of more than 200 individual racers, plus about 20 relay teams, competing in this year’s installment of the swim-bike-run Saturday, Aug. 16 event.

Sand shrimp ban may not last

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Sand shrimp harvests around Whidbey and Saratoga Passage halted in April may someday resume.

Whidbey General reviews districts

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Whidbey General Hospital is undergoing an redistricting process. Required after every census, it will not affect the current sitting commissioners. According to a presentation created by Trish Rose, hospital spokeswoman, the purpose is to balance the population in each of the five districts, and to ensure future hospital board commissioner candidates live within the appropriate district.

Whidbey Island Winery presents ‘shakin’ the vines’

  • Aug 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

For those who prefer their merlot with a splash of rock n’ roll, The Whidbey Island Winery will continue with its annual “Shakin’ the Vines” concert series Saturday evening. The summer series kicked off last month with a dash of folk and Americana via Ian McFeron and will continue Saturday with the critically acclaimed and locally famous songstress Janie Cribbs along with her new group, the T. Rust Band.

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