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2017 Soup Box Derby draws crowds, smiles

Speed demons, youngsters and businesses on wheels bombed down Zippy Raceway at…

First Street project in Langley delayed until 2018

A First Street sidewalk project to improve pedestrian mobility in Langley has…

  • Aug 30th, 2017

Joint effort ponders Greenbank tide gate headache

An earth-and-cobble dike, tide gate and other infrastructure built in the early…

New funding bolsters Big Brothers Big Sisters presence

A year ago, 11-year-old Matthew Smith was behind in school, mostly kept…

New Mukilteo ferry terminal construction to start next month

Construction crews are close to breaking ground for the new $139 million…

  • Aug 30th, 2017

Sort out guardianship issues before it’s too late, Freeland woman says

Out of everyone in her family, Freeland resident Carolyn Buck says she…

Coupeville man accused of killing dog with pickax

A Coupeville man is accused of beating a dog to death with…

Whidbey’s war on drugs

President Donald Trump announced this month the country’s opioid problem is now…

Port to hold public meeting on Clinton market study

Calming and managing ferry traffic, developing a community drain field for new…

City council commits to boost in Island Senior Resources funding

Though an attic fire at Senior Thrift in July caused a significant…

Survey results narrow Langley Middle School use

Survey results show South Whidbey residents largely support Langley Middle School transforming…

School meeting draws 700 students, parents

Students affected by the closure of Langley Middle School had a taste…

State encourages anglers to hit the beach for Atlantic salmon after net pen failure

After the recent net pen failure that resulted in the release of…

‘Suspicious’ fire destroys Honeymoon Bay home

Justin Burnett/The Record — South Whidbey Fire/EMS firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Honeymoon Bay Road on Wednesday evening. The fire was deemed “suspicious” in nature.

Macklemore appears in court on suspended driver’s license charge

He didn’t exactly beat the rap, but Macklemore got a deal out…

Man accused of threatening Ryan’s House director

A 20-year-old man is facing felony charges for allegedly threatening to shoot…

Selling South Whidbey School District assets isn’t worth it, administrators say

If the South Whidbey School District is successful in leasing out all…

Hydroplane racer seriously injured in Oak Harbor event

A racer was seriously injured during the hydroplane races in Oak Harbor…

Senior Thrift to resume accepting donations starting Saturday

The electrical fire at Senior Thrift in Freeland damaged almost all of…

  • Aug 23rd, 2017

Langley council OK’s Transportation Improvement Program for 2018-2023

The Langley City Council approved the second reading of the city’s annual…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

New sculptures installed at Clyde Alley on Saturday

Clyde Alley continues to be bolstered by new art. Two new sculptures…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

Possession Beach boat ramp officially opens with ribbon cutting

It’s finally done. It took five years, but the Port of South…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017

Viewed through cereal boxes or approved glasses, eclipse was a ‘wonderful sight to see’

Around 100 people lined up on Cascade Avenue in Langley Monday morning…

Flat Earth: from skeptic to believer

South Whidbey grad Mark Sargent has been known for many things. Once…

Port of Coupeville adopts $150 charge for bad boaters

Commissioners for the Port of Coupeville passed a resolution adopting a $150…

  • Aug 19th, 2017

National award for Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue received the distinguished budget presentation award…

  • Aug 19th, 2017

Neighbors protest event in Clinton that is expected to draw hundreds

An overnight camping event that aims to bring young families and nature…

Planning projects to be discussed by board, Planning Commission

Island County is discussing possible planning projects up for consideration next year.…

  • Aug 19th, 2017

Langley City Council to correct fireworks typo

The Langley City Council is expected to amend a typo in an…

  • Aug 19th, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017: Going totally for the totality in Oregon or staying partial to Whidbey

Wherever you view the skies Monday, wear proper eye protection, experts warn

Langley City Council approves first reading of transportation plan

The Langley City Council approved a first reading of a six-year transportation…

  • Aug 18th, 2017

Langley can pick up art insurance for free this time

The Langley City Council voted to insure artist Dale Reiger’s sculpture in…

Navy to train in Olympic National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service decided to issue the Navy a special use…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

Neurotoxins still present in Lone Lake

Water quality at Lone Lake continues to decline, according to recent test…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

951-foot Bob Hope wasn’t in distress, military sea command reports

A 951-foot Military Sealift Command vessel that appeared to have run aground…

Veterans survey to gauge service needs, population

Freeland resident Kat Ersch knows what’s done is done. Her late husband,…

Langley celebrates ‘queer’ pride with march

Smiles were plentiful in Langley on Sunday as a diverse and colorful…

Fire claims another Useless Bay Colony home

A Useless Bay Colony home was destroyed in an early morning fire…

Newspaperman Wallie Funk dies at age 95

One of the great community newspapermen died Aug. 12 in his hometown…

Road crews complete Cultus Bay Road repair

After a slide in late March limited a 200-foot stretch of Cultus…

  • Aug 12th, 2017

Lummi Nation joins efforts to return Tokitae ‘to the place in her heart’

‘We need to do something for these beautiful, spiritual creatures’

As road project passes half-way mark, expect no more daytime delays

Four months into the state’s major highway repaving project, the heavy lifting…

Coupeville ferry snarled by crab pots

One of the two ferries on the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend run was knocked…

  • Aug 12th, 2017

Queer Pride Parade set for Sunday afternoon in downtown Langley

Langley is opening its arms to the LGBTQ community once again with…

REI employees lend hand to invasive week control

On Wednesday afternoon, around 50 REI employees trudged through high grass and…

  • Aug 12th, 2017

Langley considers insuring temporary public art

When Greenbank artist and sculptor Dale Reiger started working on a temporary…

New golf learning center to be unveiled at Useless Bay

The grand opening of a new learning center at the Useless Bay…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

North Whidbey firefighter charged in boat theft

Former firefighter accused of stealing rescue boat

Second annual Land Trust bike ride draws 55 riders

Cyclists of all levels recently got a chance to soak in the…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Proposed Langley bus stop move stalls

A plan to relocate a bus stop in Langley hit a pothole…