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EDC names new director

Promoting economic development in Island County comes with its own unique set of challenges, but Sharon Sappington said she plans to face each one with… Continue reading

Expert says chief followed right protocol

David Marks’ arrest of suspect ‘exactly what we teach’

Photos by Whidbey Camano Land Trust
                                Taylor Schmuki, left, and Kyle Ostermick-Durkee, both part of the Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s stewardship team, study the plant life this spring in a newly protected forest on South Whidbey.

Conservation Buyer Saves a Whidbey Island Forest

By RON NEWBERRY Special to the Record Pat Powell has worked with conservation buyers before, but the call she received last spring was still a… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2018
Photos by Whidbey Camano Land Trust
                                Taylor Schmuki, left, and Kyle Ostermick-Durkee, both part of the Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s stewardship team, study the plant life this spring in a newly protected forest on South Whidbey.

Pride without prejudice

Rainbow skies celebrate annual showing of diversity

Sheriff candidates field questions

Homelessness, property theft, drugs and other issues addressed

Mucking about for clams

‘Digging for Dinner’ a popular Sound Water activity

Hometown Heroes gets second book

Hometown Hero Book 2 is in the works. All money will go to three already-chosen South Whidbey nonprofits. If any previous Hometown Hero has any… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

Bayview Nights Car Show set

Safe Ride Home is holding the 2018 Cool Bayview Nights Car Show at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley again this year. The show will… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

Shhh…it’s a surprise party for old-timer Bill Lanning

Friends, customers invited to celebrate former owner of Bill’s Feed Tack

Sailor shoots man, himself

A Navy man shot another man and then himself in Oak Harbor early in the morning of June 9, police report. Thomas Heintzman, 34, was… Continue reading

Trooper, ranger try to prevent man from jumping off bridge

A trooper with the Washington State Patrol and a ranger with State Parks were unable to stop a man from jumping off Deception Pass Bridge… Continue reading

Retail sales grew in Island County, Langley

New numbers released by the state Department of Revenue show that Island County experienced a healthy growth in all taxable retail sales from the year… Continue reading

Valetta Faye will perform at Ott & Murphy Wines in Langley.

Singing sensation comes to South Whidbey

Singing is her passion, music is her soul. That’s singer Valetta Faye’s motto. Faye performs 7-9 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at Ott & Murphy Wines,… Continue reading

Valetta Faye will perform at Ott & Murphy Wines in Langley.

County joining opioid lawsuit

Island County is prepared to join multi-district litigation against prescription opioid manufacturers. The vote, which will not be unanimous, is scheduled for Tuesday during the… Continue reading

Braeburn breakfast is back

Langley restaurant renovation doubles kitchen, adds dining space

1 killed, 1 injured in crashes

A motorcyclist was killed and a bicyclist injured in separate accidents Monday on Whidbey. Joshua Bybee, 30, of Freeland, died in a motorcycle accident. The… Continue reading

Planning for Freeland sewer system halted

A decades-long effort to bring a sewer system to Freeland has halted “for the foreseeable future,” according to officials from the Freeland Water and Sewer… Continue reading

Bicyclist injured in accident in Langley

A bicyclist was injured in a collision with a car in Langley Tuesday evening. The Washington State Patrol reported that Peter Oakley, 56, of Langley… Continue reading

Langley Police chief vilified at council meeting

David Marks called a bully, liar and unfit to be top cop

School’s out! for Class of 2018 at SWHS

Academy graduates two dozen and high school graduates 89