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South Whidbey builders are fed up with property crime, and they let Island County Sheriff Mark Brown know during a meeting Thursday in Freeland.
If the stars line up, construction of a $10.5 million effort to bring sewers to Freeland’s commercial core could begin as soon next summer.
Arriving in stealth and by means unknown, a clutch of at least eight chickens took up roost in Langley recently and, in short order, had town’s residents clucking. They have since been caught.
One of Whidbey Island’s finest and best-known law enforcement officers is sporting a new badge and uniform.
The Island County commissioners may soon have the flexibility they so desired last year to temporarily ban fireworks in times of extreme drought.
Whidbey General Hospital commissioners are expected to vote on a new name next week, even though all of the costs of rebranding aren’t clear.
WhidbeyHealth. No, it’s not a typo. It’s Whidbey General Hospital’s new name.
A Mutiny Bay man who was heard yelling “Burn, (expletive), burn” outside his house as flames spread through the living room is accused of setting his own house on fire over a grudge with his neighbor.
In the heart of downtown Langley is a little store where time stands still. It’s a place of warm incandescent light, little brass gears, tiny screws and old-world craftsmanship.
A respected Central Whidbey school teacher and tennis coach has bid adieu to a life of academia to become the proud new owner of Bailey’s Corner Store in Cultus Bay.
A winter storm this week severely damaged homes, seriously injured a Freeland man and left thousands on the South End without power for days.
Clinton resident Linda Thomas has pleaded not guilty in a California court to murder and other charges for the slaying of her sister last month.
Cary Gray: artist, author, sustainability nut, world record holder, wild man. Also capable of building semi-functional catapults, and currently works at Prima Bistro in Langley. If the 26-year-old St. Louis, Mo., native has a resume, it probably looks something like that. In town on a longer-than-expected pit stop, Gray is a free-spirit adventurer who’s been pedaling his way through the Americas since 2013.
The Clinton woman charged with the premeditated murder of her sister in California placed her own obituary in a Whidbey Island newspaper before the crime was committed. Linda Thomas, 71, went into the office of the South Whidbey Record on Sept. 22 and paid for the obituary. Island law enforcement also confirmed that Thomas was driven to California by a South Whidbey man.
An elderly Clinton woman traveled to her sister’s house in California carrying a handgun, zip ties and duct tape and a letter describing her wishes to be cremated. She then shot and killed her sibling before the gun was wrestled from her hands, according to a police report on the incident.
Overhead passenger loading at the Clinton ferry terminal isn’t an impossible dream, Washington’s District 10 senator said this week.
Despite the temporary opening of shellfish harvesting in Holmes Harbor this spring, the first in nine years, it doesn’t appear the area’s designation as a shellfish protection district will go away any time soon.
A two-week window for prospective buyers to make offers on the Holmes Harbor Golf Course has come and gone without a single bid. For Holmes Harbor Sewer District commissioners who are trying to shed unwanted ownership of the golf course’s 50 acres of fairways, that they didn’t get even a nibble was disappointing, but not surprising.
South Whidbey at Home will provide volunteer help to seniors on small but essential services.
An expert with the state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation was in Freeland on Tuesday examining ancient human remains discovered at a home construction site.
The humpy salmon season is reaching its peak, and every day legions of anglers swarm Whidbey Island beaches for their share of pink gold.
Developing rules to guide growth in Freeland was the topic of a public meeting Tuesday, and it did just what it was supposed to — draw a healthy cross section of people with varying views and visions.
Island County’s 2014 beaver dam rules sprang a big leak recently when a state regulatory board found they failed to protect critical areas as required by state law and were not based on best available science. The Growth Management Hearings Board for Western Washington issued the ruling late last month. It identified six other failures in the fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas update adopted by the Island County commissioners in September.
Absolutely not. Well, maybe. OK fine, let’s send it to the Island County commissioners and let them figure it out. That was the course of a turnaround discussion Wednesday by members of the Island County Council of Governments about a proposal to fund a Freeland incorporation feasibility study.
Shirley’s Kitchen, a longtime food stand located next to the Clinton Ferry Terminal, was destroyed by an unexplained fire late Thursday.
The days of overnight camping at South Whidbey State Park are likely over for good.
A maritime marvel literally unfolded before a crowd at Lone Lake this week.
After nearly three decades of cutting hair on Whidbey Island, Theresa Johnson set down her shears for good this week.
An injured mature bald eagle will likely survive to soar another day over Whidbey Island thanks to the quick actions of a few Freeland residents.
A $66,000 feasibility study approved this week may determine the future location of a proposed sewer treatment plant in Freeland.
After three years of complaints, tech giant Apple, Inc. acknowledged two major Whidbey Island errors on its mobile map program this week and promised to have at least one of the problems fixed within two months.
Hat Island is getting more crowded by the second, according to Apple Inc.
The national drug store chain has been in the process of purchasing the longtime and locally owned South Whidbey pharmacy for months, and the acquisition wrapped up this month when operations formally changed hands. Wasting no time, the old Linds sign came down that very afternoon and a new Rite Aid sign went up.
Like it’s done nearly 200 times before, Nichols Brothers Boat Builders christened a newly completed vessel over the weekend.
Asking the South Whidbey School District for public records comes with a new price tag these days — your name, the information sought and the time and cost to fulfill the request posted for all the world to see on the district’s website.
One beach cabin was destroyed and another damaged in a mudslide in Old Clinton this past weekend.
Temperatures that dipped into the 20s and frost on the roads weren’t enough to stop 178 people from taking a New Year’s swim in Useless Bay Thursday.
Clammers will hit Holmes Harbor for the first time in eight years this spring.
Adam Lind, a longtime front-end retail manager at a well-known Whidbey pharmacy, may be entering the medical marijuana business.
Island County Housing Authority’s new pride and joy in Freeland is once again raising the ire of neighbors.