Justin Burnett

Langley council hopefuls Korrow, Emerson and Morton lead on Election Night | UPDATED

Langley will have some new faces on the city council next year. Based on the latest count from the Island County Elections Office, Christy Korrow… Continue reading


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


Clinton man finds skull in storage unit

A South Whidbey picker’s score of a lifetime came with an unexpected and rather grisly discovery — what appears to be a human skull. Clinton… Continue reading


Clinton beach access project breaks border to the shoreline

Five years ago, Kyle Richardson was living life in California. He had his own successful automobile photography business and surfed in his spare time. Much… Continue reading

Critics question gun store following Las Vegas tragedy

The massacre in Las Vegas has put a Clinton business in the crosshairs of a national debate. South Whidbey Arms announced on Facebook Wednesday that… Continue reading

Lagoon Point finishes four-year-long bridge project

Following a four-year closure, Whidbey Island’s only private bridge should be back in action and open to vehicular traffic this week. The Lagoon Point Community… Continue reading

Coupeville man gets 30 months for child porn

A Coupeville man was sentenced to two and half years in prison on Monday for having child pornography. James Saxman pleaded guilty to two counts… Continue reading

Dick Caldwell dies at 83

Dick Caldwell, a former Island County commissioner and conservative voice on Whidbey, has died. The Coupeville man was on a cruise with his wife, Joan,… Continue reading

State, family to erect memorial road sign for DUI victim

Mary Jo Keil wakes up every morning and thinks about the same thing. Her husband, Tim. He’s dead. He was killed by a drunk driver… Continue reading

Town picnic committee offers a note of thanks

Editor, Clinton Town Picnic sponsors wanted to throw Clinton’s fourth annual picnic. Just because. Because being outside in the good Whidbey air is fun. Because… Continue reading

County coughs over new Freeland pot biz sign

Whidbey Island Cannabis Co. relocated to Freeland last week and introduced itself with a billboard-size sign near Highway 525. One idea may have been better… Continue reading

EDITOR’S COLUMN | Be ready for disaster before it strikes

It’s the end of the world! Well, at least it seems like that with all the hurricanes — two in two weeks — and the… Continue reading

Two boys suspected in Freeland house fire

Whidbey police have arrested two young boys in connection with a suspicious house fire in Freeland last month. The boys, both 15, allegedly confessed to… Continue reading

Lewellen pleads guilty, receives 138-month sentence

A Yelm man and former South Whidbey resident will spend the next 11.5 years in state prison for causing the death of a Lake Stevens… Continue reading

Boy scout with Whidbey roots builds shelter for food bank

Good Cheer Food Bank customers waiting for a ride home now have a new place to sit and take shelter from the weather thanks to… Continue reading

Shipyard’s record employee boom ends following busy year, stalled project

The record employee boom at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders appears to be over, as after months of quiet layoffs the shipyard’s staff roster is nearing… Continue reading

Port to hold public meeting on Clinton market study

Calming and managing ferry traffic, developing a community drain field for new mix-use developments, luring new business, and creating a “rural center” with infrastructure like… Continue reading

Family Forrest Fest wasn’t bad at all

Editor, I’m writing this in response to your article regarding the “Family Forrest Fest” on Wildes Road. I am the neighbor directly across the street… Continue reading

‘Suspicious’ fire destroys Honeymoon Bay home

Justin Burnett/The Record — South Whidbey Fire/EMS firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Honeymoon Bay Road on Wednesday evening. The fire was deemed “suspicious” in nature.

Flat Earth: from skeptic to believer

South Whidbey grad Mark Sargent has been known for many things. Once it was for homemade fireworks. Another time he was the digital pinball champion… Continue reading