Debra Vaughn

Relay for Life tops $100,000 | Slideshow

The community gathered together Friday and Saturday to raise money for cancer research at the annual Relay for Life, held at North Whidbey Middle School in Oak Harbor.

Graduating seniors reflect on favorite high school pastimes, focus on future | Top 10

Oak Harbor High School’s Class of 2016 is gearing up for graduation Monday, June 13. The class recognizes its top 10 seniors for their academic achievements. Here are the class’ top students:

OHHS seniors to graduate June 13

Graduation for Oak Harbor High School seniors is around the corner and the public can attend events surrounding the celebration. Graduation is set for 6 p.m., Monday, June 13 at the high school’s stadium. Gates open at 4:45 p.m.

Oak Harbor students get creative with city construction site

A dozen Oak Harbor teenagers met at the sewer treatment construction site with paint, a ladder and super-sized box of Goldfish crackers. As heavy equipment wheezed and pounded nearby, they painted.

Highway clear after crash

Highway 20 is now clear after a two-car crash just north of the intersection of Monroe Landing Road and Highway 20 that happened around 10:40 a.m.

Crash backs up traffic on highway south of Oak Harbor

Traffic is backed up in both directions because of a two-car, rear-end crash on State Highway 20 near the intersection with Monroe Landling Road.

Wallin resigns from Oak Harbor School Board after 15 years of service

After more than 15 years of service, Oak Harbor School Board member Gary Wallin announced Tuesday night he plans to resign from the board, effective June 30. Wallin said he wants to leave on a high note. He also cited the mounting pressures of his business, Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, and said he couldn't hold on until the end of his term.

Mother, son escape fire that destroyed mobile home in Oak Harbor

A mother and her son escaped a fire that destroyed her mobile home Tuesday afternoon at the Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park off Heller Road in Oak Harbor.

Whidbey aviators wow race fans

Fly over an arena filled with 350,000 screaming fans? Four local Navy officers can check that one off the bucket list. They flew two Naval Air Station Whidbey Island EA-18G Growlers over the Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway just before the start of the race Sunday.

Film looks at screen technology and impact on teens

The public is invited to attend a free screening of the film scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oak Harbor Cinema, 1321 SW Barlow St.

Tractor Supply Co. sets grand opening of Oak Harbor store

The Oak Harbor Tractor Supply plans a grand opening Thursday through Sunday. On Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the store is planning to offer freebies to customers, deals and giveaways, including a raffle for a riding lawn mower and chainsaw.

Crash snarls traffic in Oak Harbor

Traffic was briefly gummed up in Oak Harbor this morning after two cars collided at the intersection of the highway and Barrington Drive just before 11 a.m.

Friends rally to win van for disabled Whidbey woman

Melissa Mitchell's friends and family are rallying to give her a chance to win an adapted van, courtesy of a contest run by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding mobility options for people with disabilities. The organization is giving away vehicles equipped with the adaptive equipment each winner needs.

Photos sought for Whidbey Island vid project

Local video production guru Rafael Guzman of Oak Harbor wants to feature your photos in a special Whidbey Island project.

Russell’s day: Disabled man turns his love of walking into a source of income

Russell Carey, 28, could walk all day. He’s a client of Service Alternatives, an organization that helps people with disabilities. Most of their clients need help getting a job. Carey is one of the few who takes advantage of help with housing and work.

COER returns to Health Board: Commissioner, health officer spar over jet noise effects

Activists concerned about Navy jet noise decided they weren’t done grilling the Island County Board of Health.

Hit-and-run driver strikes boy on bike

He was waiting to cross at the intersection of Heller Road and Crosby at around 5:30 p.m. He got the walk light, mounted his bike and pedaled across. An Oak Harbor man driving a red truck hit the boy, sending him bouncing off the hood. His head hit the pavement.

Public Works presents Family Fun Day

The public can see big rigs, get free treats and check out the construction site of the new sewer treatment plant at a Family Fun Day set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at Windjammer Park.

Oak Harbor Elementary briefly in lockdown today after parent became agitated

Oak Harbor Elementary briefly in lockdown after parent becomes agitated

Jet-noise foes confront the county Board of Health again

Activists concerned about Navy jet noise decided they weren't done grilling the Island County Board of Health. Members of the Citizens of Ebey's Reserve, or COER, returned in force for the second time Tuesday, bringing a list of actions they think the board should take and some tough words for public officials they say aren't listening to their constituents.