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Housewarming party goes badly on North Whidbey

A housewarming party in Oak Harbor Oct. 12 ended with two women in the hospital and one woman in jail, according to court documents. A… Continue reading

Nonprofit, WhidbeyHealth improve care for women

Women’s health care shouldn’t be considered a specialty area of medicine, according to Tabitha Sierra, patient safety and experience coordinator at WhidbeyHealth. “The intent to… Continue reading

Petty Officer 1st Class Jessie Ewing of VP-40 is greeted by his daughter Gala Ewing Thursday. He returned to Whidbey Island with the last active duty P-3C Orion.

Last active duty P-3C Orion flies into history

An era of Naval aircraft history came to an end this month at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. “This is a big deal,” said Capt.… Continue reading

Petty Officer 1st Class Jessie Ewing of VP-40 is greeted by his daughter Gala Ewing Thursday. He returned to Whidbey Island with the last active duty P-3C Orion.

Navy SAR conducts medical evacuation on Olympic Peninsula

On Oct. 3, a search and rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island responded to a call to transport a 59-year-old heart attack victim… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2019
Photo provided by Island County Sheriff’s Office 
                                A Langley man in a single-seat kit aircraft crashed Friday afternoon after his plane lost power while in the process of landing at Whidbey Airpark on South Whidbey.

Langley man injured in fiery plane crash

A 65-year-old Langley man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Friday afternoon after his plane crashed at Whidbey Airpark on South Whidbey.… Continue reading

Photo provided by Island County Sheriff’s Office 
                                A Langley man in a single-seat kit aircraft crashed Friday afternoon after his plane lost power while in the process of landing at Whidbey Airpark on South Whidbey.

Another Narcan Night set for Oct. 24

Island County’s opioid outreach team is hosting Narcan Night 6 p.m., Oct. 24 at Oak Harbor Library to discuss warning signs of overdose, how to… Continue reading

Man files another public records lawsuit against Langley

A South Whidbey man has filed another lawsuit against the city of Langley, claiming a violation of the state’s Public Records Act. Eric Hood, acting… Continue reading

I-976 could detour Island Transit buses

If passed, Initiative 976 has the potential to significantly diminish bus and paratransit service in Island County. To discuss the impacts, Island Transit Executive Director… Continue reading

Commissioner will delegate vote for state senate appointment

Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson won’t vote on a state senate appointment, but the county won’t lose a vote in choosing a candidate. Commissioners… Continue reading

Island County’s longtime hearing examiner is likely to be replaced

For the first time in more than 30 years, there will be a new face settling planning disputes in Island County — a couple new… Continue reading

Newspaper writers win top awards

Two Whidbey News Group staff members received top writing awards at a statewide newspaper contest Friday. Jessie Stensland, editor of the South Whidbey Record and… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2019

Suspects plucked in guitar case

A man with a pilfered guitar was arrested in a low-key sting operation by the Island County Sheriff’s Office Thursday, according to court documents. A… Continue reading

GOP picks candidates for Senate seat

A North Whidbey entrepreneurial farmer is the top choice to replace state Sen. Barbara Bailey. Ron Muzzall topped the list of three candidates chosen by… Continue reading

Knead & Feed closing doors after 45 years

This weekend is the final chance for residents to grab one of Knead & Feed’s famous orange rolls or cinnamon buns. The family-run business of… Continue reading

Clinton business shuts lid on pickles production

Acknowledging that customer demand for a quality product could not outweigh debt and the need for investment capital, Britt Eustis is ceasing his pickle production… Continue reading

Abuse education class is open for scheduling

Free interpersonal abuse training is available for businesses and community members. The two-and-a-half hour session will cover prevalence of abuse, types and signs, understanding and… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2019

Whidbey hikers beware, hunting season is here

Hikers, bikers, runners, horseback riders and general wanderers of Whidbey trails should be aware some areas may be off limits when deer hunting season starts… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2019

Police chase ends at septic tank

When a driver being chased by a deputy came to a dead end on a Central Whidbey road, he didn’t stop. Instead, he drove into… Continue reading

Port candidate lambastes incumbent at forum

Candidates at Tuesday night’s League of Women Voters forum in Langley kept mostly subdued and agreeable with their opponents, with one exception. Ed Jenkins, who… Continue reading

Commuter ‘heroes’ can win prizes

Starting this month, “Wheel Options” gives participants a chance to be a “commuter superhero.” Bus, bike, carpool, van pool or walk to work this month… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2019