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Langley’s warming center won’t open this winter

Oak Harbor’s Haven shelter an option instead

Bayview Fire Station takes up majority of fire district budget

Most of South Whidbey Fire/EMS’s capital will go toward the new Bayview Fire Station next year, the 2018 budget shows. The district’s total expenditures, which… Continue reading

Oak Harbor molestation suspect was previously investigated by the FBI

An Oak Harbor man who was investigated by the FBI years ago for allegedly sexually assaulting children was recently charged with trying to molest an… Continue reading

Going toe-to-toe with Parkinson’s Disease

In 2015, Clinton resident Steve Burr tuned in to the CBS program “Sunday Morning” when he saw a segment on the benefits of boxing exercises… Continue reading

Larsen discusses reforms with vets

Congressman Rick Larsen wrapped up a series of veterans forums this past month to help improve the well-being of veterans, the last of which was… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

Man accused of raping woman in abandoned house held on $25K bail

A man is accused of raping a woman in an abandoned house in Oak Harbor in August, according to court documents. Christopher Smith, 35, pleaded… Continue reading

Langley artists sought by Deck the Doors

The Langley Main Street Association is seeking artists interested in going “wild with imagination and holiday cheer” and possibly winning a cash prize by helping… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

WhidbeyHealth strikes deal for new equipment

State-of-the-art imaging machines secured in ‘unique’ collaboration

Salmon season in Whidbey’s waters closed until further notice

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, or WDFW, announced salmon fishing in Whidbey’s waters is temporarily closed. The closure, which went into effect Monday… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017

South Whidbey Garden Club now accepting applications for nonprofit grants

The South Whidbey Garden Club is seeking grant applications from nonprofit organizations for projects that better the South End. Specifically, projects should foster or demonstrate… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017

Armed robber strikes Clinton gas station again

An armed robber dressed in a puffy jacket and sunglasses may have struck a Clinton gas station for the second time in less than three… Continue reading

High winds knock out power, close South Whidbey schools on Monday

Thousands of South Whidbey residents woke up without power Monday morning as high winds whipped across the area. Many others woke up to news that… Continue reading

Remembering Vietnam: Useless Bay veteran recounts a year at war

When Marine Joe Simon came home after seeing nearly a year of combat in Vietnam, he bottled up his experiences and hid them away. It… Continue reading

Island Consort announces new grant program for young musicians

Aspiring and young musicians are now eligible for a new $500 grant program offered by Island Consort. In collaboration with its umbrella sponsor, the Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2017

New panels shows South Whidbey Harbor’s history

Visitors to South Whidbey Harbor can now get a glimpse into the past when strolling along the pier. New displays were recently installed at the… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2017

Port of South Whidbey pitches $1.86 million budget for 2018

Fairgrounds and campground improvements, several new vehicles, repairs to the Bush Point floats, and employee and commissioner salary increases are among the major expenditures outlined… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2017

Washington State Ferries to honor U.S. veterans

Washington State Ferries vessels will honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces on Veteran’s Day. All vessels sailing at 11:11 a.m.… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2017

Freeland shipyard exec voices housing need

A Nichols Brothers Boat Builders leader weighed in on the controversial North Whidbey housing project, Wright’s Crossing, this week. Company Executive Vice President Matt Nichols… Continue reading

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

‘Little Red Building’ to return downtown, CEO says

The “Little Red Building” is likely returning to downtown Langley. The Langley City Council expressed support for Whidbey Telecom Co-CEO George Henny’s plans for the… Continue reading