Justin Burnett

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Clinton man finds skull in storage unit

A Whidbey Island picker’s score of a lifetime came with an unexpected…

  • Oct 10th, 2017 1:11pm

Coupeville man gets 30 months for child porn

A Coupeville man was sentenced to two and half years in prison…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017 1:06pm

Former county commissioner Dick Caldwell dies at 83

Dick Caldwell, a former Island County commissioner and conservative voice on Whidbey,…

  • Sep 26th, 2017 12:58pm

Flat Earth: from skeptic to believer

South Whidbey grad Mark Sargent has been known for many things. Once…

  • Aug 25th, 2017 1:57pm

‘Suspicious’ fire destroys Honeymoon Bay home

Justin Burnett/The Record — South Whidbey Fire/EMS firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Honeymoon Bay Road on Wednesday evening. The fire was deemed “suspicious” in nature.

  • Aug 25th, 2017 2:44pm

Macklemore walks away from head-on collision on Whidbey

Grammy Award-winning performer Macklemore was uninjured in a head-on collision on Whidbey. The other driver is suspected of driving under the influence.

  • Aug 1st, 2017 12:37pm

Attic fire closes Senior Thrift in Freeland

Senior Thrift in Freeland is closed due to a fire that broke…

  • Jul 24th, 2017 3:29pm

South end in running as ‘nicest place to live’

Reader’s Digest Magazine has named South Whidbey a finalist in its Nicest…

  • Jun 27th, 2017 12:29pm

Pup falls off bluff, survives to wag tail again

A stranded pooch named “Chunk” was rescued from the side of a…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017 2:08pm

Nichols launches National Geographic Quest cruise boat

Holmes Harbor accepted Nichols Brothers Boat Builders latest contribution to the maritime…

  • Jun 20th, 2017 12:50pm

Greenbank man hopes to be Seattle mayor

Fifteen years ago, Thom Gunn wrote a column for the Seattle Times…

  • Jun 5th, 2017 10:07am

Status of gray whale hit by boat unknown

The fate of gray whale struck by a powerboat in Saratoga Passage…

  • Apr 25th, 2017 12:44pm

$15.4-million highway repaving project begins this summer

Orange traffic cones are up along parts of State Highway 525 —…

  • Apr 11th, 2017 1:05pm

Comcast outage affects thousands on Whidbey

Failure of a key piece of Comcast equipment in Burlington knocked out…

  • Mar 31st, 2017 3:35pm

Teens arrested in car-theft spree

A car-stealing spree that started on a Tuesday in Coupeville and led…

  • Mar 31st, 2017 3:36pm

Accused Clinton car thief claims vehicle was ‘given’ to him

A night cruising around in a stolen car has left a Clinton…

  • Mar 29th, 2017 10:26am

Newspaper bill from city hall was just to ‘get your attention,’ mayor says

Though he personally sent an invoice, Langley Mayor Tim Callison said Monday…

  • Mar 13th, 2017 2:49pm

City’s mayor puts price on press access to city attorney

In an unprecedented move, Langley Mayor Tim Callison began a new practice…

  • Mar 10th, 2017 3:46pm

Motorist refusing to pay fare causes ferry back-ups

A motorist who failed to pay for a boarding pass Friday morning…

  • Feb 10th, 2017 3:48pm

Sex offender moves to Greenbank, sheriff’s office holding community meeting

A Level Two sex offender has moved to Greenbank and will be…

  • Feb 10th, 2017 3:47pm

Sea lion visits Nichols Brothers, makes national news

A large California sea lion made national waves in Freeland on Saturday.…

  • Jan 25th, 2017 10:36am

Whidbey residents respond to Inauguration Day

Whidbey Island residents recognized Inauguration Day in different ways. Many Republicans said…

  • Jan 20th, 2017 4:09pm

Coupeville man facing child porn charges

A Coupeville man is facing more than eight years in prison for…

  • Jan 13th, 2017 4:05pm

Suspect in South Whidbey vehicular homicide may see bench trial

A South Whidbey woman accused of driving drunk and causing a Valentine’s…

  • Dec 9th, 2016 3:27pm

Whidbey Island to get newest state ferry on Clinton route

Several routes were considered, but the Clinton-Mukilteo run had the greatest need

  • Dec 7th, 2016 4:04pm

State pondering where to put new 144-car ferry

The fate of an effort to bring the fourth and final 144-car…

  • Nov 28th, 2016 3:20pm

Coffee blamed as cause of Suburban crash

Reaching for a cup of coffee had a frightening consequence for a…

  • Nov 12th, 2016 1:30pm

Clinton ferry service resumes following morning closure

The Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route is back in action. Washington State Ferries confirmed…

  • Nov 5th, 2016 3:20pm

WAIF now placing chips in adopted pets

By placing a chip under the skin of adopted pets, WAIF is helping ensure their return to owners

  • Nov 5th, 2016 10:00am

Box truck cripples Mukilteo ferry terminal, closes entire route

Service on the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route was brought to a sudden halt…

  • Nov 5th, 2016 10:23am

Oak Harbor man dies after high-speed Freeland crash

An Oak Harbor man died in a high-speed collision in Freeland this week.

  • Sep 30th, 2016 10:55pm

Clinton group going after new, larger ferry

On the heels of what some say is the worst summer in recent memory for long ferry lines, a Whidbey Island group has its sights on the state’s fourth and final budgeted 144-car ferry.

  • Sep 23rd, 2016 9:40pm

Port of South Whidbey gains fairgrounds in primary vote

The Port of South Whidbey got what it asked for this week, becoming the proud new owner of the Island County Fairgrounds.

  • Aug 5th, 2016 9:51pm

Bicyclist killed in Freeland crash

A South Whidbey bicyclist is dead and another man is facing a vehicular homicide charge following a crash on East Harbor Road in Freeland Thursday evening.

  • Aug 5th, 2016 9:51pm

Researchers are studying a landslide area on Whidbey

A University of Washington researcher is hunting for answers about last year’s landslides in Old Clinton, and he’s seeking the community’s help. Justin Brooks, a graduate student with the university’s Earth and Space Sciences, applied geoscience masters program, is studying the series of slides that destroyed or damaged several cabins on Campers Row Walk in 2014 and 2015.

  • Jul 22nd, 2016 10:03pm

Honoring founder of M-Bar-C Ranch

An estimated 2,000 disadvantaged children and their families will visit the M-Bar-C Ranch in Freeland this summer. They’ll dress up in Old West-style clothes, ride horses and, for a brief moment, forget about the physical, mental, emotional and/or financial difficulties that makes their lives so hard.

  • Jun 17th, 2016 9:17pm

Unidentified chaperone assaulted during Langley students’ Seattle field trip

A Langley Middle School chaperone was assaulted and hospitalized recently while on a sixth-grade field trip to Seattle. The 60-year-old man was admitted to Harborview Med-ical Center in Seattle where he was treated for injuries. The Seattle Police Department declined to identify the victim, and school district officials, including South Whidbey schools Superintendent Jo Moccia, Langley Middle School Principal Jim McNally and a school board member said they did not know who the man is.

  • Jun 1st, 2016 10:00am

Judge rules blood test admissible as evidence

State troopers had probable cause to draw blood from Michelle Nichols without a warrant, and the results will be admissible in court, an Island County judge ruled Thursday.

  • May 13th, 2016 8:54pm

Defense wants blood evidence tossed in South Whidbey case

Admissibility of key evidence in a South Whidbey vehicular homicide case will be decided at a hearing Friday in Coupeville.

  • Apr 26th, 2016 9:48pm

Ice cream trip turns into rescue

An unplanned trip for ice cream turned two South Whidbey teens into real-life rescuers this week.

  • Apr 22nd, 2016 10:19pm