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Benefit Saturday for veteran resource center kicks off month-long fundraiser

Orrin Gorman McClellan, at age 21, returned from Afghanistan to his home on Whidbey Island in 2006, after serving three years in the Army. Plagued… Continue reading

Car fire delays newspaper delivery

A car fire delayed the delivery of hundreds of copies of the South Whidbey Record Saturday. Diane Smothers, circulation manager for Whidbey News Group, said… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth: We must help you

New signs explain federal law

Kids of many kinds at North Whidbey Farm

Goat farm tour set for April 15, 16

Island Herb donates $20k to nonprofits

Island Herb is donating a total of $20,000 to two Whidbey Island nonprofit organizations, according to a press release. The Freeland cannabis retailer announced this… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018

Second deputy announces bid for Island County sheriff

Lane Campbell wants to be the kind of sheriff who knows his community because he spends time in his community. Campbell, a deputy with the… Continue reading

Deputies serve warrant in Clinton

A large number of police officers descended on a home in Clinton Saturday. At about 5 p.m., deputies, detectives and emergency response team members from… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth EMS is seeking an extension of its levy for another six years and will ask voters for support in August.

WhidbeyHealth EMS seeks levy extension

Tax supports 60 percent of operating budget

WhidbeyHealth EMS is seeking an extension of its levy for another six years and will ask voters for support in August.
A Langley police officer holds a syringe he found. County officials recently sat down with attorneys to discuss the possibility of joining a multidistrict civil lawsuit against opioid manufacturers for the damage the opioid crisis has caused local communities. Whidbey News-Times file photo

County weights joining opioid lawsuit

The Board of Island County Commissioners held a round-table discussion last week to consider whether to join multi-district litigation against prescription opioid manufacturers. The discussion… Continue reading

A Langley police officer holds a syringe he found. County officials recently sat down with attorneys to discuss the possibility of joining a multidistrict civil lawsuit against opioid manufacturers for the damage the opioid crisis has caused local communities. Whidbey News-Times file photo

Teenage violinist wins national competition

Fourteen-year-old violinist Marley Erickson was named the national first-place winner of the 2017-2018 Junior Strings Performance Competition at Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort over St.… Continue reading

County considers housing goals, policies

Planning and community development staff recently presented the draft housing goals and policies to the Island County Board of Commissioners and the planning commission. The… Continue reading

Weekend welcomes many whales

Langley’s 15th festival celebrates Sounder grays

County holding workshops on Freeland development regs

Members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback about draft Freeland development regulations throughout April and May. The new… Continue reading

Appeals Court denies child rapist’s motion

The state Court of Appeals won’t be second-guessing its decision regarding a South Whidbey child rapist’s conviction. Last week the court released an order denying… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group
                                A young deceased whale washed up Tuesday on West Beach. After examining the body, researchers believe it died from malnutrition.

Young whale washes up on Whidbey Island shore

Visitors to West Beach on North Whidbey this week may have noticed a rather large, and eventually odoriferous, addition to its shores. A deceased female… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group
                                A young deceased whale washed up Tuesday on West Beach. After examining the body, researchers believe it died from malnutrition.

Second Street Market changes location

More space, more vendors, better parking

Building ships ‘tribal knowledge’ among Nichols Brothers

Freeland shipyard launches vessel no. 189

Whidbey hosting its own Comicon April 7

This one’s for the cosplayers, gamers, comic book readers and sci-fi/fantasy enthusiasts. Casual and hardcore fans of “geek culture” alike will have the opportunity to… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Grown plants seeds

More joining local food chain

New shuttle for whale watchers

Van replaces chug-chugging cart