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Space at campus-turned community center is filling up fast

The South Whidbey Community Center is beginning to take shape. Six tenants currently occupy rentable space on the campus of Langley Middle School, while several… Continue reading

Sheriff’s office releases images of armed-robbery suspect

The Island County Sheriff’s Office released images of the suspect in a Halloween-night robbery. The photos were taken from surveillance video at Naomi’s Gas Station… Continue reading

Holmes Harbor Sewer District gets hole-in-one with parking lot ruling

A long simmering dispute that began in 2014 over parking rights at a Freeland golf course has finally been settled. Island County Superior Court Judge… Continue reading

Garden club seeks grant proposals from nonprofits

The South Whidbey Garden Club is seeking grant applications from non-profit organizations for projects that better the South End. Projects should foster or demonstrate environmental… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017

Organization with South Whidbey roots connects people through advocacy storytelling | CORRECTED

Langley resident Jerry Millhon always wanted to shine a light on those who leave a mark on their communities. So he teamed up with a… Continue reading

Greenbank murderer files appeal

A former Antarctic scientist and Whidbey pizzeria owner who murdered his wife in their bed five years ago filed a new appeal. It’s a turnaround… Continue reading

Island County program connects disabled with jobs

County program bridges the gap between disabled and work

Langley skateboarder injured in collision with pickup truck on Bayview Road

A 19-year-old man was injured on Friday after he was struck by a truck while riding his skateboard in Bayview. The extent of the man’s… Continue reading

South Whidbey School Board opts to surplus old furniture

A batch of old furniture owned by the South Whidbey School District is being surplussed. The South Whidbey School Board approved a recommendation to offer… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2017

South Whidbey School Board approves new student club

The South Whidbey School Board approved the creation of a new club, The Environmental Club, at South Whidbey High School at its regular monthly meeting… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2017

Island County seeks feedback on trails plan

The final round of open houses for the county’s Non-Motorized Trails Plan is underway. South Whidbey’s open house, located at the Freeland Library, is slated… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2017

Island County will continue home nurse visits, for now

During recent budget discussions, the Island County commissioners questioned the county’s role in home nurse visits currently provided through the health department’s maternal child health… Continue reading

Proposal to seismically retrofit LMS gym moves forward

A proposal to seismically retrofit one of Langley Middle School’s gyms totaling nearly $1 million received a stamp of approval from the South Whidbey School… Continue reading

Public invited to Island County’s GIS Day

Island County is showing off its digital capabilities. County officials will present its GIS mapping services to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2017

Langley councilman files ethics complaint over being labeled a Trump supporter

A Langley city councilman seeking reelection this November has filed an ethics complaint against a member of the Langley Ethics Training and Advisory Board. Burt… Continue reading

Langley residents, business owners weigh in on First Street makeover

Some Langley residents are OK with losing a few parking spots if it means a more pedestrian friendly First Street. That was one of the… Continue reading

Navy Search and Rescue extracts injured hiker from Deception Pass

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued an injured hiker at Deception Pass State Park on Saturday, Oct. 21. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

Small earthquake hits near Coupeville

Some Coupeville area residents might have felt a very slight rumble or saw their lights flicker on Saturday night. They’re not imagining things. According to… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

South Whidbey School Board likely to purchase new projectors

The South Whidbey School Board will likely approve district-wide projector upgrades totaling about $32,000 at its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 25. The South Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

Langley to hold open house on comprehensive plan update

A road map of Langley’s future will be on display next week. An open house for the city’s final comprehensive plan draft is set for… Continue reading