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Island Beach Access meeting set for Feb. 27

Interested in learning more about beach access rights? Island Beach Access will be holding a meeting open to community members from 6 to 7:30 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2020

Man seriously injured in one-car crash Wednesday

A Bellingham man was seriously injured in a single car crash Wednesday afternoon on Cultus Bay Road on South Whidbey, the Washington State Patrol reported.… Continue reading

School culinary program seeking equipment

The South Whidbey School District is seeking donations of kitchen equipment for its school farm culinary program. Students help grow the produce planted in the… Continue reading

Suspect in rape undergoes competency evaluation

A man living in an Oak Harbor assisted living facility accused of sexually assaulting a resident suffering from dementia was recently sent to Western State… Continue reading

Participants, workers sought for Census

As federal census preparations intensify in Island County, researchers emphasize the historical significance of the population count. And, Baby Boomers have to wait a little… Continue reading

Whidbey families heal through tragic connection

Knit together by tragedy, the families that lost loved ones in the Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash meet every year at the memorial in Port… Continue reading

Help decide rules for Coles Valley project

Langley is asking its citizens to help decide rules for further housing developments, such as the Coles Valley Neighborhood project. A community workshop invites public… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2020

WhidbeyHealth in top 50 for cardiovascular health

WhidbeyHealth was recently chosen as one of 50 hospitals to participate in an initiative focusing on cardiovascular health. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2020

Mystery Weekend parading into Langley next weekend

Langley is a quaint little city where crime seems to sleep most of the year. But each February, someone gets murdered and the city needs… Continue reading

COER seeks injunction to stall Growler flights

An anti-noise group sought a preliminary injunction in federal court Thursday, asking that a judge order the Navy to temporarily halt its expansion of EA-18G… Continue reading

Hong Kong Gardens turns over new leaf

When Jennifer Hua became the new owner of the Hong Kong Gardens restaurant back in September, she knew she had a long road ahead of… Continue reading

Truck theft leads to odd chase

A deputy was able to return a stolen truck to a Freeland man after a short pursuit that was partly in reverse on Goss Lake… Continue reading

Health care workers on lookout for coronavirus

One person in Island County who had possible contact with the coronavirus and displayed symptoms was voluntarily isolated for a few days before a test… Continue reading

North Whidbey family evacuated amid deluge

While the sun is a welcome reprieve and the City of Oak Harbor has lifted its water use restrictions, the aftermath of last weekend’s downpour… Continue reading

$500K bail set for molestation suspect

A 34-year-old Navy man accused of child molestation is being held on $500,000 bail, an unusually high amount for Island County Superior Court. On Feb.… Continue reading

WEAN leads opposition to Navy training in parks

The Navy wants to significantly expand its locations for realistic military exercises in coastal northwestern Washington, and a Whidbey group wants people to know more… Continue reading

Resident raising money to save Roller Barn

In the era of A-ha and parachute pants — the 1980s — a young James Croft would spend his nights skating at the Roller Barn.… Continue reading

Broken water line causes landslide

A water main on Fidalgo Drive burst, causing a landslide Friday evening in Clinton. Cracking in the pavement was noticed Friday. The broken pipe allowed… Continue reading

Fire department sees change in the new year

Although South Whidbey Fire/EMS has seen recent changes in staffing, the department’s goal to provide quality service to the surrounding citizens still remains the same.… Continue reading

Charges filed in accidental shooting

The volunteer coach for the Oak Harbor High School’s NJROTC air rifle team is facing charges related to an alleged accidental shooting at a crowded… Continue reading