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Sheriff’s office releases images of armed-robbery suspect

The Island County Sheriff’s Office released images of the suspect in a…

Holmes Harbor Sewer District gets hole-in-one with parking lot ruling

A long simmering dispute that began in 2014 over parking rights at…

Garden club seeks grant proposals from nonprofits

The South Whidbey Garden Club is seeking grant applications from non-profit organizations…

  • Nov 1st, 2017

Organization with South Whidbey roots connects people through advocacy storytelling | CORRECTED

Langley resident Jerry Millhon always wanted to shine a light on those…

Greenbank murderer files appeal

A former Antarctic scientist and Whidbey pizzeria owner who murdered his wife…

Island County program connects disabled with jobs

County program bridges the gap between disabled and work

Langley skateboarder injured in collision with pickup truck on Bayview Road

A 19-year-old man was injured on Friday after he was struck by…

South Whidbey School Board opts to surplus old furniture

A batch of old furniture owned by the South Whidbey School District…

  • Oct 28th, 2017

South Whidbey School Board approves new student club

The South Whidbey School Board approved the creation of a new club,…

  • Oct 28th, 2017

Island County seeks feedback on trails plan

The final round of open houses for the county’s Non-Motorized Trails Plan…

  • Oct 28th, 2017

Island County will continue home nurse visits, for now

During recent budget discussions, the Island County commissioners questioned the county’s role…

Proposal to seismically retrofit LMS gym moves forward

A proposal to seismically retrofit one of Langley Middle School’s gyms totaling…

Public invited to Island County’s GIS Day

Island County is showing off its digital capabilities. County officials will present…

  • Oct 28th, 2017

Langley councilman files ethics complaint over being labeled a Trump supporter

A Langley city councilman seeking reelection this November has filed an ethics…

Langley residents, business owners weigh in on First Street makeover

Some Langley residents are OK with losing a few parking spots if…

Navy Search and Rescue extracts injured hiker from Deception Pass

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued…

  • Oct 25th, 2017

Small earthquake hits near Coupeville

Some Coupeville area residents might have felt a very slight rumble or…

  • Oct 25th, 2017

South Whidbey School Board likely to purchase new projectors

The South Whidbey School Board will likely approve district-wide projector upgrades totaling…

  • Oct 25th, 2017

Langley to hold open house on comprehensive plan update

A road map of Langley’s future will be on display next week.…

Freeland man accused in motorcycle pursuit

A 28-year-old Freeland man is accused of leading police on a short…

FEMA grant for seismic retrofit given to Langley Middle School

A seismic retrofitting project at Langley Middle School totaling nearly $1 million…

Barred owl attacks have been reported at Kettles Trails in Coupeville

Noah Landau was on a normal run on the Kettles Trails when…

Parks district signs off on potential new county road

The county’s efforts to construct a new road near the light industrial…

Record earns 12 awards at the 2017 Better Newspaper Contest

South Whidbey Record staff were honored with 12 awards last weekend at…

  • Oct 21st, 2017

Storms leave thousands without power

Despite seeing a few fallen branches and a downed tree near the…

Two Economic Development Council staffers resign on same day

Two elected officials see the resignations of the Island County Economic Development…

Council discussion at social club was limited to two people

It appears discussions about city business at a social club were between…

Simms, Giese vie for parks district seat

A relative newcomer to South Whidbey with organized sports experience is vying…

Langley candidates are not so different, forum attendees say

Addressing cultural dynamics within the community, outsourcing the Langley Police Department, city…

Donations needed for startup indoor playground

Two local residents who are starting an indoor playground at the South…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

Public has chance to help mold future of First Street

Langley residents can have a say in the future of First Street.…

Storm causes homes to lose power across South End

High winds caused trees to fall Tuesday morning, taking down power lines…

  • Oct 18th, 2017

County moves on health care for medicaid recipients

The approximately 14,000 individuals in Island County eligible for Medicaid benefits will…

Public meeting law violation? Council discussed city business at a social club, councilman says

A Langley city councilman on Monday admitted that he and other members…

Warning sign installed near Coles Road

An advanced warning sign recently installed by the Washington Department of Transportation…

  • Oct 18th, 2017

Friends of Greenbank Farm declines port negotiations

In a recent vote, the board of directors of Friends of Greenbank…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

Central Whidbey fire district to hold public meetings on bond proposal

Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue is hosting two public meetings to…

Clinton residents raise $800,000 for clean water in Ethiopia

Some say one could throw a rock in any direction on Whidbey…

Trash hits the fan with dump fees

The Island County commissioners recently directed the public works to implement credit…

City of Langley budget to remain secret for now

A draft version of the City of Langley’s 2018 budget was presented…

  • Oct 14th, 2017

Ballot boxes expected next week

South Whidbey voters should expect to receive ballots in their mailboxes next…

  • Oct 14th, 2017

Freeland man grows pet composting business

Saying goodbye to pets is tough. Fluffy doesn’t have to be gone…

South Whidbey Fire/EMS opens up to out-of-district volunteers

South Whidbey Fire/EMS responders tending to patients might come from elsewhere in…

  • Oct 14th, 2017

Dark Sky advocates aim to dim Whidbey’s lights

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) save energy and money, but there’s a hidden price…

Morton challenges Gill for Langley City Council seat

A newcomer to politics is up against a longtime Langley resident and…

Child porn case leads to charges for Oak Harbor man

A child pornography investigation by a special agent with the Department of…

  • Oct 11th, 2017

Late-season crabbing opens in Whidbey waters

Crabbers can once again hit the waters surrounding Whidbey with the opening…

Kid charged in August house fire in Freeland

A 15-year-old Freeland boy is facing charges related to a Aug. 23…

Clinton man finds skull in storage unit

A South Whidbey picker’s score of a lifetime came with an unexpected…

Forum organized for Langley City Council candidates

Candidates vying for open Langley City Council seats will answer questions at…