Sheriff says break-in suspect choked Oak Harbor woman

Larry Byars appears in Island County Superior Court Monday after allegedly assaulting a woman on North Whidbey. The judge ordered him held on $100,000 bail. - Photo by Jessie Stensland/Whidbey News-Times
  • Today at 2:17PM

A man is accused of attacking and choking an Oak Harbor woman after she gave him a ride to a vacant home on West Beach Road Sunday, according to a report filed by the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Oak Harbor teen takes unusual move by chasing Miss Teen Seattle

  • Sep 22, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 9:39AM

The letter looked official enough, but Athena Mae De Leon Guerrero still had her doubts.

Coupeville expands senior services

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 1:00AM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 9:39AM

Central Whidbey seniors won’t have to travel north or south much longer for senior programs. The Town of Coupeville is partnering with Senior Services and Coupeville United Methodist Church to add activities and programs following Senior Services’ regular Wednesday lunch, which has been offered since 2011.

Oak Harbor mayor, ousted organizer battle over rights to marathon Facebook page

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 9:38AM

City of Oak Harbor administration and the former coordinator of the city-owned marathon are playing tug-of-war over a social media venue. Mayor Scott Dudley said he was outraged that Tamra Sipes won’t hand over the proverbial keys to the Whidbey Island Marathon Facebook page. He maintains that the city owns the page because she was under contract when she created it. Dudley said he will pursue the issue in court, if necessary.

Sculpture pays tribute to Oak Harbor's first inhabitants

  • Sep 20, 2014 at 1:00AM updated Sep 23, 2014 at 9:38AM

More than three years after he first started sculpting a 3-foot tall figure of a Native American, Wayne Lewis finally witnessed the artwork’s official dedication Thursday. The sculpture titled “Island Spirit” had actually been installed on Southeast Pioneer Way and on public display for months, but perhaps fitting with this project, the dedication was delayed until this week.

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 20 edition online now. Browse the archives.