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Bail set at $150K for Langley man accused of molesting, assaulting girl

A 23-year-old South Whidbey man is accused of molesting and assaulting a child in Langley, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Pierce F.D. Jackson in… Continue reading

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation board seeks to fill vacancy

The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District is currently seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on its Board of Commissioners. Because the position is for… Continue reading

Court reverses conviction in freedom of speech case

In a case testing free speech restrictions, the state Court of Appeals recently reversed the convictions of a man accused of trying to intimidate two… Continue reading

‘Dirty but not like blood’ | Island scanner

Dec. 12 At 9:18 a.m., a 911 call was abandoned. Upon recall a female answered but her voiced sounded far away. Female said “Oh (expletive).”… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2020

County officials settle dispute over possible tax calculation delay

A dispute between two elected officials that had the potential to impact homebuyers may have come to a solution after all. The issue began with… Continue reading

2019: A year of news and happenings on South Whidbey

January l Firefighters spent nearly 10 hours putting out a fire that damaged much of an unoccupied, 7,000-square-foot Shore Avenue house. l Greenbank resident John… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2019

Year of earthquakes was typical on island

At least 27 earthquakes with a magnitude of 1.0 or more had epicenters on Whidbey Island or the surrounding waters this year, according to the… Continue reading

‘Bait’ package leads to arrest of suspected thief

Police and federal agents stopped an alleged Oak Harbor Grinch who was trying to steal Christmas from a few families last week. The U.S. Postal… Continue reading

Man pleads guilty to molestation, child porn

A Clinton man is facing a minimum of eight years in prison after admitting to committing sex crimes against children, according to court documents. Jeffrey… Continue reading

A breath of fresh air

By RON NEWBERRY Special to The Record Simon Frazer enjoys everything about spending time in nature. “I love the forest,” he said. “The ambience. The… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2019

Green burial plots to be added to cemeter y

The demand for green burial in Langley continues to grow. At a meeting on Dec. 16, the City Council approved the addition of eight more… Continue reading

Suspect caught after driving through scene of alleged hit and run

A hit-and-run suspect was taken into custody Thursday after driving past the scene of the accident he allegedly fled. The three-vehicle collision was reported on… Continue reading

A cool way to start the New Year

Since 2004, the annual tradition of ringing in the new year with an icy dip has become an increasingly popular activity on South Whidbey. Those… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2019

Orcas visit Whidbey waters just in time for the holidays

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, whale-watchers on the South End were treated with a special present: The J pod the Southern Resident orcas traveled… Continue reading

Looking at health needs in a new way

A Whidbey Island senior woman was living alone, not eating and sustaining herself with alcohol before a case manager stepped in. She was socially isolated,… Continue reading

Pot shop collecting coats for good cause

For the second year in a row, Whidbey Island Cannabis Company in Freeland is accepting donations of coats and other clothing items in exchange for… Continue reading

Sound Waters makes waves

Sound Waters University is an opportunity for participants to learn about everything environmental in the space of just one day. The annual conference exploring the… Continue reading

Island County Police Blotter | A distressed goose, a rocket in the park and three cows hanging out

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Nov. 28 At 2:04 p.m., a Bonaparte Lane resident reported… Continue reading

Hospital eyes new addition to administration

As WhidbeyHealth continues its efforts to reinvent itself, its board is considering adding a new position at the executive level. At last week’s regular meeting,… Continue reading

Flu hits island early

Flu season has arrived early on Whidbey Island and across the state. Theresa Sanders, Island County Public Health epidemiologist, said flu activity in the county… Continue reading