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Annie Philp, center, leads student counter-protesters. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Students counter a protest against social justice education

Hundreds of demonstrators lined the street in front of South Whidbey High School Friday afternoon.

 

A banner celebrating the South Whidbey High School class of 2021 was vandalized, and the Black Lives Matter banner next to it was stolen. (Photo provided by Josephine Moccia)

Black Lives Matter sign stolen from in front of school

A banner celebrating 2021 graduates was also left vandalized.

 

Port gets $100K grant to improve broadband

Island County commissioners voted last week to approve Port of Coupeville’s application for funding.

 

Not a friend: Man accused of trying to force way into home

Around 7 a.m. on June 13, a Riepma Avenue resident woke up to find Darren E. Hartman in her yard.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Deception Pass Bridge wrapped up as repairs, painting continue

The sheeting prevents paint chips and sandblasting materials from falling into the water.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Jeremy Jarvis works on his mural in Langley. (Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times)

Traveling muralist bringing color to community center

Jeremy Jarvis has begun work on a mural on the courtyard wall of the South Whidbey Community Center.

Jeremy Jarvis works on his mural in Langley. (Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times)
Jackie Alvarez, a Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteer, helps clear a new trail at Strawberry Point Preserve Trail June 10. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Whidbey organizations offer outdoor volunteer opportunities

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust and the Whidbey Institute both have events this Saturday, June 19.

Jackie Alvarez, a Whidbey Camano Land Trust volunteer, helps clear a new trail at Strawberry Point Preserve Trail June 10. (Photo by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Coupeville man killed in weekend motorcycle accident

A Coupeville man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Central Whidbey on June 12, the Washington State Patrol reported. Matthew M. Blankenship, 41, was… Continue reading

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Seven valedictorians top SWHS class of 2021

The students are at the top of their class of 113.

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South Whidbey man accused of violating no-contact order

On June 3, seven deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office and a Langley police officer responded to the residence to arrest 20-year-old Christopher Allen.

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Harpist Maxine Eilander and guitarist Stephen Stubbs will be performing songs by Franz Schubert at this year's Whidbey Island Music Festival.

Music Festival tunes up to celebrate 16th season

Tickets are now available for the annual Whidbey Island Music Festival.

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Harpist Maxine Eilander and guitarist Stephen Stubbs will be performing songs by Franz Schubert at this year's Whidbey Island Music Festival.

Langley rescinds mask mandate

The city council voted to follow state COVID-19 guidelines instead.

One has applied so far for Langley mayor vacancy

Interested candidates have until June 15 to apply for the role.

Assessed value of homes continues to rise sharply

The median value of houses in Island County that sold in May 2021 was nearly 30 percent higher than homes sold in May 2020.

Dock replacement at Keystone progressing

The Central Whidbey area manager for state parks said the hope is to start construction this fall.

Photo provided by South Whidbey Fire/EMS

Man hurt in Clinton fire that consumes residence

A man sustained third degree burns to his leg from a fire that engulfed a Clinton home Sunday.

Photo provided by South Whidbey Fire/EMS

COVID-19 vaccine plentiful across Whidbey Island

Even with the availability of vaccines, only 41 percent of county residents are fully vaccinated.

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City staff have said that Northwest Elwha Street will be a better an entrance to Oak Harbor's future 75-acre park despite the city council and a public survey indicating residents would prefer initial access on Gun Club Road.

Council refuses to pay for traffic study after the fact

The council voted 4-3 to reject an amendment to cover the cost of the traffic study.

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City staff have said that Northwest Elwha Street will be a better an entrance to Oak Harbor's future 75-acre park despite the city council and a public survey indicating residents would prefer initial access on Gun Club Road.

Bank robber who appeared on TV show sentenced

Richard T. Young pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court June 4 and got two years in prison.