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Island County will continue home nurse visits, for now

During recent budget discussions, the Island County commissioners questioned the county’s role in home nurse visits currently provided through the health department’s maternal child health… Continue reading

Proposal to seismically retrofit LMS gym moves forward

A proposal to seismically retrofit one of Langley Middle School’s gyms totaling nearly $1 million received a stamp of approval from the South Whidbey School… Continue reading

Public invited to Island County’s GIS Day

Island County is showing off its digital capabilities. County officials will present its GIS mapping services to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2017

Langley councilman files ethics complaint over being labeled a Trump supporter

A Langley city councilman seeking reelection this November has filed an ethics complaint against a member of the Langley Ethics Training and Advisory Board. Burt… Continue reading

Langley residents, business owners weigh in on First Street makeover

Some Langley residents are OK with losing a few parking spots if it means a more pedestrian friendly First Street. That was one of the… Continue reading

Navy Search and Rescue extracts injured hiker from Deception Pass

A Search and Rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued an injured hiker at Deception Pass State Park on Saturday, Oct. 21. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

Small earthquake hits near Coupeville

Some Coupeville area residents might have felt a very slight rumble or saw their lights flicker on Saturday night. They’re not imagining things. According to… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

South Whidbey School Board likely to purchase new projectors

The South Whidbey School Board will likely approve district-wide projector upgrades totaling about $32,000 at its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 25. The South Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017

Langley to hold open house on comprehensive plan update

A road map of Langley’s future will be on display next week. An open house for the city’s final comprehensive plan draft is set for… Continue reading

Freeland man accused in motorcycle pursuit

A 28-year-old Freeland man is accused of leading police on a short chase on his motorcycle in Oak Harbor, according to court records. Prosecutors charged… Continue reading

FEMA grant for seismic retrofit given to Langley Middle School

A seismic retrofitting project at Langley Middle School totaling nearly $1 million is going before the South Whidbey School Board for approval tonight. The Federal… Continue reading

Barred owl attacks have been reported at Kettles Trails in Coupeville

Noah Landau was on a normal run on the Kettles Trails when it happened. “I was rocking out to some tunes, totally oblivious to everything… Continue reading

Parks district signs off on potential new county road

The county’s efforts to construct a new road near the light industrial area on Crawford Road took its next step this week. The county requested… Continue reading

Record earns 12 awards at the 2017 Better Newspaper Contest

South Whidbey Record staff were honored with 12 awards last weekend at the 2017 Better Newspaper Contest. Organized by the Washington Newspapers Publishers Association, the… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2017

Storms leave thousands without power

Despite seeing a few fallen branches and a downed tree near the high school Tuesday morning, South Whidbey avoided mass outages during this week’s wind… Continue reading

Two Economic Development Council staffers resign on same day

Two elected officials see the resignations of the Island County Economic Development Council’s two staff members as an opportunity. Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson… Continue reading

Council discussion at social club was limited to two people

It appears discussions about city business at a social club were between only two Langley City Council members and not a quorum. It is also… Continue reading

Simms, Giese vie for parks district seat

A relative newcomer to South Whidbey with organized sports experience is vying against a 10-year incumbent for an open seat on the South Whidbey Parks… Continue reading

Langley candidates are not so different, forum attendees say

Addressing cultural dynamics within the community, outsourcing the Langley Police Department, city infrastructure and affordable housing were among the dozen or so topics discussed by… Continue reading

Donations needed for startup indoor playground

Two local residents who are starting an indoor playground at the South Whidbey Community Center in Langley are in need of help to cover startup… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017