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Safe Ride Home revs up for second run

A sign with the words “please don’t drink and drive” was erected on Highway 525 earlier this month in memory of Tim Keil, the 61-year-old… Continue reading

New South Whidbey School Board director sworn in

Freeland resident Andrea Downs was sworn into position 2 on the South Whidbey School Board on Wednesday night. Downs, who ran unopposed in the election,… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2017
Washington State House Republican Communications photo — Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, introduced a bill to enforce net neutrality in Washington state.

Rep. Smith, R-Clinton, introduces net neutrality bill

The day before the Federal Communications Commission ended net neutrality, a Republican state congresswoman from Clinton introduced a bill aimed at protecting open internet in… Continue reading

Washington State House Republican Communications photo — Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, introduced a bill to enforce net neutrality in Washington state.

Police investigating report that Oak Harbor student was accosted

Oak Harbor police are investigating a report that a student was accosted after getting off a school bus Wednesday afternoon, according to Police Capt. Mike… Continue reading

South Whidbey organizations combine forces to provide toys, food for those in need

Through donations, two community organizations are going the extra mile to brighten the holidays for those in need. As it has for many years, the… Continue reading

Langley Library showcases the art of gift wrapping

’Tis the season of giving, and the Langley Library is getting into the holiday spirit by walking South Whidbey residents through the craft of gifting.… Continue reading

Whidbey woman accused of child molestation

A 26-year-old woman is facing charges for allegedly molesting a teenage girl in Oak Harbor, court documents state. Carly P. Houghton was charged in Island… Continue reading

Committee tasked with overseeing Whidbey Island fairgrounds transfer

As ownership of the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds changed hands to the Port of South Whidbey, those involved in the transfer wanted to ensure stakeholders had… Continue reading

Citizens group to pitch carbon tax to council

A citizens group is calling for the Langley City Council to endorse a national policy that could lead to a tax on carbon production. The… Continue reading

Island County Housing Authority Board seeks applicants

The Island County Housing Authority Board has two vacant seats, leaving county commissioners looking to fill the openings. There are six seats on the board.… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2017

Group working to keep Whidbey’s water safe

A group focused on addressing contaminated water on Whidbey Island packed a room on a cold Monday night with about 150 concerned residents. Whidbey Water… Continue reading

Remains not unusual find at Oak Harbor sewage plant site

The project engineer for Oak Harbor’s sewage plant project has lost count of how many times human remains have been found at the site. The… Continue reading

Whidbey feels regional Christmas tree crunch

Tree farms decrease, prices increase

Senior center class combats Parkinson’s through song

When members of Island Senior Resources’ Parkinson’s Support Group first learned about the health benefits music can have on those living with the disease, they… Continue reading

City of Langley to pursue Brookhaven Creek daylight project

Langley City Council gave the city’s Planning Department a thumbs up to pursue daylighting for Brookhaven Creek on Monday night at City Hall. Daylighting involves… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

Cuts or levy hike needed to address $2 mil deficit for libraries in 2019

Facing a $2 million shortfall in 2019, the Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees is deciding Monday whether to cut back its budget and reduce services… Continue reading

Langley parade spreads holiday cheer

It may have been a wet and gloomy day Saturday, but for an hour the Village by the Sea filled with Christmas cheer as the… Continue reading

Coupeville Port, community to celebrate ‘buying’ Greenbank Farm

Community, Coupeville Port celebrate ‘buying the farm’

The iconic logo on the side of Greenbank Store.

Historic Greenbank store changing hands

Community turns out for Sunday ‘last supper’

The iconic logo on the side of Greenbank Store.
Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times
                                North Whidbey resident Karl Nielsen examines a board inside his wood shop that was destroyed by a Nov. 29 fire.

Fire destroys North Whidbey wood shop

A professional woodworker living on North Whidbey lost his shop, 40 years worth of tools and a pile of boards from a 300-year-old tree to… Continue reading

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times
                                North Whidbey resident Karl Nielsen examines a board inside his wood shop that was destroyed by a Nov. 29 fire.