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Wright’s Crossing loses 5th appeal

Wright’s Crossing’s proposed housing development south of Oak Harbor lost was blocked again.

Frances Schultz, holding a picture of her younger self, recently turned 100 years old. Her daughter, Connie Van Dyke, right, said her mother’s photo looks like one of actress Barbara Stanwyck. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

At 100, Oak Harbor woman reflects on busy life

Frances Schultz turned 100 years old on March 30.

Frances Schultz, holding a picture of her younger self, recently turned 100 years old. Her daughter, Connie Van Dyke, right, said her mother’s photo looks like one of actress Barbara Stanwyck. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor man charged for brandishing pellet gun

The 21-year-old man is facing a felony charge.

Report: Tax funded 6.6 miles of road work

There are more street improvement projects on the way.

Wildcat Sailing Club

Riding a wave of wins

Wildcat sailing team maintains its perfect win record

Wildcat Sailing Club
Oak Harbor High School’s sailing team continued its winning ways Saturday with a victory against the Sehome Mariners. Photo by Shawn O’Connor

Oak Harbor Wildcat sailing team racks up wins against Bellingham, Sehome

The Oak Harbor Wildcats sailing team continued its perfect season this past weekend.

Oak Harbor High School’s sailing team continued its winning ways Saturday with a victory against the Sehome Mariners. Photo by Shawn O’Connor

Real estate agent held without bail

An Oak Harbor man will continue to be held in jail after he allegedly violated court orders again.

Multiple fire agencies responded to a mobile home in Oak Harbor Sunday night. Photo by Bryan Fick/WestCoast Fire Media

Drain cleaner ignites fire that decimates Oak Harbor home

No one was injured by the flames although one of the occupants lost three rats.

Multiple fire agencies responded to a mobile home in Oak Harbor Sunday night. Photo by Bryan Fick/WestCoast Fire Media
A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler flies over Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2020. The EA-18G has the capabilities to perform a wide range of enemy defense suppression missions with the latest electronic attack technology, jamming pods, and satellite communications. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz

Growlers are getting upgrades

The updates are a five-year effort to improve the jamming capacity of the EA-18G Growlers.

A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler flies over Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2020. The EA-18G has the capabilities to perform a wide range of enemy defense suppression missions with the latest electronic attack technology, jamming pods, and satellite communications. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz

South Whidbey, Coupeville enrollment go up, Oak Harbor expected to drop

Student enrollment numbers show increases for South Whidbey and Coupeville school districts.

Whidbey schools to receive millions in federal stimulus

The COVID-19 relief package includes more than $122 billion for K-12 education across the nation.

Families like the one above won’t line the streets of Oak Harbor this year for a St. of Patrick’s Day Parade. This is one of the events canceled so far this year because of the pandemic. File photo/Whidbey News-Times

The COVID effect: Show might go on this year

Here’s a list of what many of Whidbey’s favorite events are doing this year.

Families like the one above won’t line the streets of Oak Harbor this year for a St. of Patrick’s Day Parade. This is one of the events canceled so far this year because of the pandemic. File photo/Whidbey News-Times

Man comatose after brutal assault in North Whidbey home

Deputies arrived to the East Henni Road home and found the victim unconscious, struggling to breathe

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Detectives allegedly found a half pound of suspected methamphetamine in a car driven Codie Burley, who was arrested on warrants, according to court documents.

Whidbey man wanted in shooting, other crimes, arrested by task force

A 24-year-old Coupeville man wanted on felony warrants in several cases.

Island County Sheriff's Office photo
Detectives allegedly found a half pound of suspected methamphetamine in a car driven Codie Burley, who was arrested on warrants, according to court documents.

Man sentenced for sex assault at care facility

The man sexually assaulted a 79-year-old dementia patient at an Oak Harbor long-term care center.

Oak Harbor sets virtual open house on Harbor Heights

Public comment sought on future 75-acre regional park

Jill Biden
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

First lady Jill Biden talks to families at NAS Whidbey

First lady Dr. Jill Biden met with local families to listen to their concerns.

Jill Biden
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The Whidbey Scenic Isle Way runs through Greenbank, with water views. Photo by Sherrye Wyatt

Scenic byway earns national designation

T he Cascade Loop, including the Whidbey Scenic Isle Way, is now a National Scenic Byway.

The Whidbey Scenic Isle Way runs through Greenbank, with water views. Photo by Sherrye Wyatt
WhidbeyHealth EMS, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue, a Navy Search and Rescue team and state parks personnel all responded to the call for help. Photo provided by NWFR.

With tide rising, girl, 10, rescued from mud Sunday

The water was up to the girl’s shoulders by the time rescuers were able to free her.

WhidbeyHealth EMS, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue, a Navy Search and Rescue team and state parks personnel all responded to the call for help. Photo provided by NWFR.
The ‘Angel de la Creatividad’ sculpture is currently bright red, but it is unknown whether it will stay that color if it is installed in Oak Harbor. Rendering provided

‘Angel’ sculpture mulled, others move forward

City council members voted to direct staff to explore accepting the 37-foot-tall gift.

The ‘Angel de la Creatividad’ sculpture is currently bright red, but it is unknown whether it will stay that color if it is installed in Oak Harbor. Rendering provided
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