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Peter Smith-Case of Case Farm sells some veggies to some interested buyers at the opening Saturday of the Coupeville Farmers Market this past weekend.

Island’s farmers market season gets underway

The Coupeville Farmers Market opened last weekend and more markets are coming up.

 

Wright’s Crossing loses 5th appeal

Wright’s Crossing’s proposed housing development south of Oak Harbor lost was blocked again.

 

‘Bras & Beauty’ to help women in need

The event at Clinton Community Hall on April 17 will have clothing and toiletries for women in need.

 

Whidbey man shot to death in Whatcom County

Bellingham woman was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder.

Employment picture returning to normal in county

Island County unemployment is slowing returning closer to normal as pandemic restrictions ease.

Oak Harbor man charged for brandishing pellet gun

The 21-year-old man is facing a felony charge.

Report: Tax funded 6.6 miles of road work

There are more street improvement projects on the way.

Fire department holding commissioner elections

South Whidbey Fire/EMS seeks a new fire commissioner to fill Position 3, to be vacated by Frank Mestemacher at the end of the year. Mestemacher… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2021
Stefen Bosworth, co-owner and chef of Savory, cooks up some squid ink linguine. (Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)

Couple ventures into restaurant business

“Eclectic comfort food” is on the menu at Langley’s newest restaurant, Savory.

Stefen Bosworth, co-owner and chef of Savory, cooks up some squid ink linguine. (Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record)

Langley passes resolution discouraging herbicide’s use

After much discussion, the resolution has finally passed.

SmileMobile bound for Langley

The SmileMobile is headed to the South Whidbey April 12-14. The dentist on wheels will be at the South Whidbey Community Center, 723 Camano Ave.,… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2021

COVID-19 cases trend downward in county

Vaccination rates and efforts to reach underserved communities are growing.

Gray whales, here shown in Saratoga Passage in 2019, wait until high tide then move closer to shore to suction feed for burrowing shrimp in tidelands. Photo by Jill Hein

A whale of a success story: Conservation keys annual return

Nature wows us at this time of year on Whidbey and Camano islands. Each spring, enormous gray whales breach the surface of these beautiful marine… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2021
Gray whales, here shown in Saratoga Passage in 2019, wait until high tide then move closer to shore to suction feed for burrowing shrimp in tidelands. Photo by Jill Hein

Convicted sex offender accused in Easter stabbing

The 24-year-old man is being held on $25,000 bail.

Langley approves new sculptures

Three new scultpures are coming to Langley

Real estate agent held without bail

An Oak Harbor man will continue to be held in jail after he allegedly violated court orders again.

Island County ranks 4th healthiest in state

The county is ranked behind San Juan, King and Whitman counties.

Clinton man pleads guilty to child porn charges

A 28-year-old is facing prison time for having child pornography on an online file storage service, according to court records.

Fred McCarthy inside of a helicopter gunship during the Vietnam War. (photo provided)

Veteran captures memories of war, returning home

For the past 20 years, Fred McCarthy wanted to write a memoir about his experiences as a U.S. Army officer and combat helicopter pilot in… Continue reading

Fred McCarthy inside of a helicopter gunship during the Vietnam War. (photo provided)