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Flash mob dancers shimmy for a cause

Surprise dances in Langley, Coupeville raise funds for domestic violence prevention agency

Commissioner holding discussion on housing

While officials agree the lack of affordable housing has hit a crisis level countywide, they also agree it looks different for across zip codes. To… Continue reading

Gov’s former lawyer to speak at legal-aid benefit

The Campaign for Equal Justice is presenting the first Coupeville Beer & Justice, to benefit the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Island County. Nick Brown, the… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2019

Candidate filing week starts with surprises

Candidate filing week began with some unexpected names. But as of Tuesday morning, no seats are contested. The filing period runs through Friday. Thomas Gill… Continue reading

WSF hosting community meeting May 23 in Mukilteo

Washington State Ferries is hosting a series of community meetings to talk about its ferries and the future. Public comment will be taken on the… Continue reading

As new CEO, Ron Telles vows to regain public trust in WhidbeyHealth

Board awards one-year contract, $330,000 annual salary with no bonuses

Pooling young talent for underwater robotic contest

South Whidbey ROV team competes in regional challenge

Motorcyclist transported to hospital after accident

A man was transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a motorcycle accident Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 4 p.m., the man was traveling southbound… Continue reading

Owner of preschool in OH accused of molesting children

A man who owns an Oak Harbor daycare with his wife is accused of raping and molesting three young girls, according to court documents. Coy… Continue reading

Suspected bank robber wanted on $500k warrant

A man who allegedly robbed an Oak Harbor bank is wanted on a $500,000 arrest warrant while his accomplice is being held in jail on… Continue reading

Gardeners asked to Grow-A-Row

Access to healthy food shouldn’t be a privilege. Island County Public Health Coordinator Nicole Whittington-Johnson is trying to spread the word to gardeners and farmers… Continue reading

Police say intruder lived in home, stole appliances, did drugs

A couple returned home after being gone a couple of weeks to find an uninvited man sitting inside their South Whidbey home May 7. The… Continue reading

No injuries in whale watching boat grounding Thursday

U.S. Coast Guard officials say there were no injuries and no pollution reported after a Canadian whale watching boat began taking on water Thursday afternoon.… Continue reading

Freeland development rules near end of ‘long tunnel’

Freeland development regulations don’t make for catchy, sensational headlines— yet the topic has come up in almost 10 articles in the South Whidbey Record in… Continue reading

PSE closing two Whidbey service offices this summer

Two outlets will continue to accept in-person payments

Got game?

Club for board game ‘nerds,’ kids and adults forms in South Whidbey

Smith leads effort to fix mental health system

Rep. Norma Smith employed her good-natured tenacity, in-depth knowledge of state government and bipartisan spirit to help lead an effort lawmakers hope will transform the… Continue reading

Service Day a success

Nearly 60 volunteers participated in a Rotary service day Saturday at South Whidbey Elementary South Campus. Rotary Clubs of South Whidbey and Whidbey Westside, teachers,… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2019

Bear heads from Whidbey to Fidalgo Island

The local island-hopping black bear has made another swim. Reported sightings of the lumbering loner have tracked his movements from Central Whidbey north along the… Continue reading

Tips help identify bank robber, accomplice

Oak Harbor police identified a suspect and an accomplice in an April 30 bank robbery, but they aren’t naming the men yet. Chief Kevin Dresker… Continue reading