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Holidays bring solid waste facility closures

Many of Island County’s solid waste facilities will be closed for the upcoming holidays. The closures begin Friday, Nov. 10 for Veteran’s Day. All county… Continue reading

Road projects about a quarter of Langley’s $8.2 million preliminary budget

Road projects will be the focal point of Langley’s $8.2 million preliminary budget for 2018. City officials released its draft budget to the public on… Continue reading

Therapy dog travels to Vegas to comfort shooting victims

‘Nitro had a lot of tears on his back’

School district brings students together to rally against bullying

Over 1,400 students, teachers, administrators and elected officials assembled to promote inclusivity, equity and to put an end to bullying on Oct. 27. Students and… Continue reading

‘Unusual outage’ leaves thousands without power

Complications at the new Maxwelton substation left thousands on South Whidbey without power Saturday morning. Electricity was restored to the affected Puget Sound Energy customers… Continue reading

Coupeville man dies in rollover crash on Ebey Road

A Coupeville man was killed on Monday night in a rollover car accident on South Ebey Road. Landen K. Miller, 33, died at the scene,… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2017

Langley home damaged by furnace fire

A Lone Lake area home up for sale caught fire on Wednesday morning. Nobody was hurt in the incident. The home sustained smoke and flame… Continue reading

Freeland development regulations released, county seeks public input

Island County Planning and Community Development has released the first draft of proposed development regulations for Freeland. The new rules will transition the area from… Continue reading

Organic Farm School excels in new digs

The Organic Farm School survived its first year at its new Maxwelton Valley campus, meeting both its financial and program goals, according to institution leaders.… Continue reading

Space at campus-turned community center is filling up fast

The South Whidbey Community Center is beginning to take shape. Six tenants currently occupy rentable space on the campus of Langley Middle School, while several… Continue reading

Sheriff’s office releases images of armed-robbery suspect

The Island County Sheriff’s Office released images of the suspect in a Halloween-night robbery. The photos were taken from surveillance video at Naomi’s Gas Station… Continue reading

Holmes Harbor Sewer District gets hole-in-one with parking lot ruling

A long simmering dispute that began in 2014 over parking rights at a Freeland golf course has finally been settled. Island County Superior Court Judge… Continue reading

Garden club seeks grant proposals from nonprofits

The South Whidbey Garden Club is seeking grant applications from non-profit organizations for projects that better the South End. Projects should foster or demonstrate environmental… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017

Organization with South Whidbey roots connects people through advocacy storytelling | CORRECTED

Langley resident Jerry Millhon always wanted to shine a light on those who leave a mark on their communities. So he teamed up with a… Continue reading

Greenbank murderer files appeal

A former Antarctic scientist and Whidbey pizzeria owner who murdered his wife in their bed five years ago filed a new appeal. It’s a turnaround… Continue reading

Island County program connects disabled with jobs

County program bridges the gap between disabled and work

Langley skateboarder injured in collision with pickup truck on Bayview Road

A 19-year-old man was injured on Friday after he was struck by a truck while riding his skateboard in Bayview. The extent of the man’s… Continue reading

South Whidbey School Board opts to surplus old furniture

A batch of old furniture owned by the South Whidbey School District is being surplussed. The South Whidbey School Board approved a recommendation to offer… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2017

South Whidbey School Board approves new student club

The South Whidbey School Board approved the creation of a new club, The Environmental Club, at South Whidbey High School at its regular monthly meeting… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2017

Island County seeks feedback on trails plan

The final round of open houses for the county’s Non-Motorized Trails Plan is underway. South Whidbey’s open house, located at the Freeland Library, is slated… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2017