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ROV Champs pick up top prize, fame at Black Sea contest

Annika Hustad, Haley McConnaughey and Hannah McConnaughey enjoy the sun and surf of the Black Sea in Constanta, Romania. - Ashley McConnaughey photo
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Three girls from South Whidbey recently made international headlines. Hannah McConnaughey, Haley McConnaughey and Annika Hustad’s accomplishments in underwater robotics earned them an invitation to the Black Sea ROV International Competition in Constanta, Romania. Not only were they invited to compete against other high school teams, of which most were “overwhelmingly male” in Hannah’s words, but they left with the first-place trophy for the high school division and as kind-of celebrities enjoying Americans-in-Romania status along the idyllic seaside walkway where the events were held.

 

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Fido fun run returns to Langley

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The PAWZ 5K/run and walk returns to Langley later this month. For the second time, the event is a fundraiser for the 4-H Happy Hounds Dog Club and the Good Cheer Food Bank’s pet food program. More than 100 people, many of whom brought their mutts, came out for a fall strut through Langley last year.

County to pay $30,000 in fairground repairs, annual event was held despite dangerous conditions

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The county will fork out nearly $30,000 to repair “potentially” dangerous electrical problems at the Island County Fairgrounds. Facilities Director Larry Van Horn asked the Board of Commissioners for the emergency funding at Wednesday’s work session because “violations of this magnitude” needed to be repaired right away.

Squabble over gun rights hits Langley

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 19, 2014 at 8:20AM

America’s fight over gun rights and the state’s proposed initiative for firearm sales regulations came to Langley City Hall on Monday.

SLIDESHOW | Zucchini-launching, dancing and eating at Clinton Town Picnic

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Hundreds turned out for the first Clinton Town Picnic, a day of free food, music and a giant slingshot for sending zucchini and butternut squash 100 yards into center field on Sept. 13 at Dan Porter Memorial Park.

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