2017: A year in review

So long, 2017. Monday is the start of a new year. It’s unclear what’s in store for 2018, but if it’s anything like this year,… Continue reading

Polar bears dive into new year at Double Bluff

It was a chilly yet refreshing jump into the new year for participants in the 14th annual Polar Bear Plunge on Monday at Double Bluff… Continue reading

From left, Elijah Lisenby, Kenna Kooyman and Fia Cooper-Ewing practice using small drones during winter Sea Cadet training at Camp Casey. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Sea Cadets ‘build leaders’ at recent winter training camp

Sea Cadets from all over the country gathered last week at Camp Casey to immerse themselves in Navy culture. The winter training at the Whidbey… Continue reading

From left, Elijah Lisenby, Kenna Kooyman and Fia Cooper-Ewing practice using small drones during winter Sea Cadet training at Camp Casey. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Lodging tax committee asks for money back

Island County awarded grants to 13 nonprofits to promote tourism using lodging tax fund in 2017. The process for awarding these grants was different this… Continue reading

SHERIFF’S REPORT | Camouflage, Tasers, screaming lady

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Friday, Nov. 17 3:27 a.m. — A driver reported that a… Continue reading

Skagit Valley College moves to LMS

Skagit Valley College’s South Whidbey Center is on the move again. The local college recently relocated from South Whidbey Elementary School South Campus to the… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth budget set at $272 million

Additional patients forecast at hospital, clinics

Rapists, crashes, fires among top read stories of 2017

It was a busy year for the South Whidbey Record. Its staff reached nearly 500,000 online readers during the year logging more than 1.4 million… Continue reading

Sound Waters University: turning education into action

A popular one-day university for all things environmental is returning to South Whidbey in February 2018, but it comes with a slight wrinkle. Sound Waters… Continue reading

Plan to refurbish story pole at fairgrounds taking shape

For generations, the indigenous “story pole” has towered over the main entrance of the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds. After years of aging and decreasing stability, plans… Continue reading

Camano murderer gets 18-year sentence

Though he pleaded guilty in November and was sentenced to prison Friday, a 37-year-old man is still maintaining he’s innocent in the July 28, 2016… Continue reading

Donors provide gifts for Whidbey seniors in need

Christmas came early for about 60 senior citizens needing a boost. Fifty-six Whidbey Island residents donated gifts and care packages to Island Senior Resources’ Adopt-a-Senior… Continue reading

Artists sought for Langley Street Dance

Entertainers are being sought for next year’s Langley Street Dance on July 14, 2018. A “Request for Proposal” document was recently posted to the city’s… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2017

New Langley telescopes prove to be a hit

It was the perfect day to do some sightseeing around Langley on Wednesday for West Seattle residents DeeDee Coghill and Alexis Berridge-Green. And Langley’s two… Continue reading

Ex-sheriff takes over as South Whidbey precinct commander

A familiar face from Island County law enforcement is taking over the reins at the South Whidbey precinct. Lt. Mike Hawley, the former sheriff and… Continue reading

Grant expands apprenticeship program at Nichols Brothers

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders is going to have a flock of new apprentices starting in January 2018. The Northwest Workforce Council, which helps develop labor… Continue reading

Clinton dock repair dates set

Construction crews will begin work on the Clinton Beach Dock on Dec. 26, Port of South Whidbey Executive Director Angi Mozer announced last week. The… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

Whidbey’s real estate market stays hot through the cold months

Although Whidbey’s real estate market is in the midst of the supposed slow season, the market is still hot despite the brisk temperatures, Realtors say.… Continue reading

Sno-Isle Libraries levy moves forward

Sno-Isle Libraries decided it will ask voters to maintain current funding levels by placing a ballot measure in April 2018. The Board of Trustees met… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

State: Grant can’t pay for First Street repave

The City of Langley will likely have to dig into its own pockets if it wants to repair First Street’s roadway. Transportation Improvement Board officials… Continue reading