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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

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times
                                Island County Coroner Robert Bishop prepares for an autopsy.

Coroner finds answers after tragedy strikes

Robert Bishop spent long hours earlier this month in a remote stretch of woods on Camano Island where a young woman’s body was dumped. Bishop… Continue reading

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times
                                Island County Coroner Robert Bishop prepares for an autopsy.

Farm school welcomes new crop of students

The Organic Farm School recently welcomed its ninth class to the Maxwelton Valley on Whidbey Island. For the next eight months, nine students will be… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2018

Parking drives First Street project talk

Langley at crossroads: Parallel or angled?

WEAN digs into asphalt mounds

In an effort to address multiple truckloads of crushed asphalt piled on a property on South Whidbey’s Midvale Road, a local environmental group has been… Continue reading

Garden show to showcase new Museo owners

‘They’re extraordinarily qualified to run the gallery’

Empty shoes for kids gone to guns

Holding signs above Langley’s northern bluff and along Seattle’s streets, South Whidbey residents came out in force Saturday joining the collective national plea to stop… Continue reading

Tourism funding committee forms

A new Langley committee will help with doling out tourism funds. The Langley City Council decided to form an ad hoc committee to help council… Continue reading

Meeting set to discuss 1st Street

Community hearing Wed. night

Pacific Rim Institute partnering with new 23-year-old sheep farmer

News that the CEO of Pacific Rim Institute wanted to partner with young farmers came at a serendipitous time for Elijah Iles, 23. The Freeland… Continue reading