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Hands off the baby seals

Advocates for marine mammals are making their annual pitch to beach watchers regarding dewy-eyed babies they may come across. Don’t touch the baby seals. Seal… Continue reading

WICA announces auditions for 20th season

The 2019-20 season marks Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ 20th theater season. Auditions for WICA’s next season are 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, and… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Former bank employee sentenced for theft

A former employee at an Oak Harbor bank was sentenced to jail and ordered to pay restitution for stealing from a customer and the bank,… Continue reading

Earthquake felt on Whidbey Island

People across Whidbey Island were awakened by an earthquake early Friday morning. The magnitude 4.6 earthquake was recorded at 2:51 a.m. and originated from 15… Continue reading

Advisory Board holding public hearing on draft short-term rental ordinance

What rules should apply to homeowners who rent out houses, rooms or apartments to vacationers? Langley’s Planning Advisory Board wants to hear from residents on… Continue reading

Commissioner questions appraisal of shoreline property

While she understands the value of preserving a unique beachfront property on South Whidbey, an Island County commissioner recently said she was perturbed by an… Continue reading

After 40 years, college likely over on South Whidbey

Skagit Valley College will likely shutter classrooms on South Whidbey after teaching students in the community for 40 years. Thomas Keegan, president of the community… Continue reading

Shakespeare Fest starts this Friday

This year’s Island Shakespeare Festival begins Friday with the first of three plays that explore themes of redemption, magic and the driving force of love.… Continue reading

Honeymooners like Whidbey the second time

Whidbey Island is apparently a top place in the nation for older couples to honeymoon. AARP released the results this week of an unscientific survey… Continue reading

Conservation District looks at ‘rates and charges’ system

Whidbey Island Conservation District officials are considering going to a different kind of taxation system and want to know what residents think, the district reported… Continue reading

Navy also faces FOIA lawsuit

A Whidbey Island group known for protesting Navy training flights at a small airfield near Coupeville filed a lawsuit alleging a laundry list of violations… Continue reading

State Attorney General suing the Navy over Growler expansion at NAS Whidbey

The state’s top lawyer is suing the Navy over the noise and other impacts of the Growler jet expansion at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

Ray Harding stands with 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, which will appear in the car show Sunday. (Photos by Laura Guido/South Whidbey Record)

Cool night of cars

Cool Bayview Nights Car Show a fun, family-friendly event in Bayview this Sunday

Ray Harding stands with 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, which will appear in the car show Sunday. (Photos by Laura Guido/South Whidbey Record)

WICA plans Tech Camp

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts announced its summer camp, Tech Camp, will run July 8-12. This conservatory level course is supported by WICA’s strong… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2019

Man on stolen motorcycle arrested after chases

A man is sitting in jail after getting into several police chases across North Whidbey on a stolen motorcycle, possibly while high on methamphetamine. The… Continue reading

WICA presenting ‘More Than Words: The Films of Lewis Carlino’

Whidbey Island Film Festival, a program of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA), is presenting “More Than Words: The Films of Lewis Carlino.” It’s… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2019

South Whidbey students named as Health Heroes

Island County health organizations recently recognized eight South Whidbey High School students. The Board of Health and Community Health Advisory Board named the South Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2019

Langley to pay more for prosecution services

After the county prosecutor made his case for the worth of his office’s work, Langley City Council members’ verdict was to significantly increase the amount… Continue reading

Langley to ask for levy to pay for water, sewer repairs

Langley city council will turn to voters in November for help paying for millions of dollars of “critical” water infrastructure improvements. Council members unanimously passed… Continue reading

Two ferry fare hikes proposed

A group overseeing transportation in the state wants to know how ferry riders would feel about two increases in fares and a hike in a… Continue reading