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M-P surprises Oak Harbor with visit, trophy | Football

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 1:09PM

Marysville-Pilchuck returned the favor. The Tomahawk football team made a surprise visit to Oak Harbor High School's practice Wednesday, presenting the Wildcats with the Wesco 3A North championship trophy and a pizza dinner.

'Cats top 1st-place T-birds; head to district | Volleyball

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 1:09PM

The surprise wasn't so much that the Oak Harbor High School volleyball team defeated first-place Shorewood on the Thunderbirds' floor Wednesday, Oct. 29, but that the Wildcats did it with a 3-0 shutout.

No home match for Wolves | Soccer

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 1:08PM

Even if Coupeville High School wins its 5 p.m. home soccer match with Port Townsend tonight (Thursday, Oct. 30), it will not get to host a first-round match in the district tournament, according to coach Troy Cowan.

Whidbey’s first marijuana store opens doors Friday

  • Oct 25, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Oct 30, 2014 at 11:13AM

Whidbey Island saw its first legal sale of recreational marijuana Friday.

Coupeville faces must-win match | Volleyball

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 9:06AM

If the Coupeville High School volleyball team wants to continue its season into the playoffs, it will need to defeat visiting Port Townsend at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the last regular season match of the season.

Wolves, PT meet to decide 2nd place | Soccer

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 8:38AM

The Coupeville High School soccer team will be seeking more than revenge when it hosts Port Townsend at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the regular season finale.

Oak Harbor accepts Seahawks' invitation | Football

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Oct 30, 2014 at 7:48AM

The Oak Harbor High School football team accepted the Seattle Seahawks' invitation to practice at the professional team's facilities in Renton.

Births — Whidbey General Hospital

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 2:00AM

RUDY ANTHONY ACOSTA III, 9 pounds, 12 ounces, was born Oct. 3. He is the son of Rudy and Mallary Acosta of Oak Harbor.

Births — Naval Hospital Oak Harbor

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 2:00AM

BAYLEE MAE LOFVENBORG, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, was born Oct. 1. She is the daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Lofvenborg.

Efforts to recover rare species found on Whidbey resume

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 5:00AM

Off to the side of Engle Road in Coupeville, about a mile from the Camp Casey Conference Center, is a long, narrow stretch of land that overlooks Admiralty Inlet.

Hannold puts the greater good before himself | Letter

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 3:00AM

Like you, I take voting very seriously. And despite my party affiliation, I rarely vote a party-line ballot: When choosing whom to vote for, a person’s character and motivation for serving trumps all.

It’s the end of an era for free bus rides on Whidbey | Letter

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 2:00AM

Ms. Martha Rose took weeks of vacation and never deducted them, went to conferences and declared she was there longer than she actually was, misused federal funds, had no performance review for 18 years, gave herself a raise every two years and provided obvious deficient financial reports, and now the board is going to reward her with a $106,000 payoff.

Team’s forfeit should make the community proud | Letter

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 3:00AM

In light of the tragic shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday, Oct. 24, I am so proud to hear of the decision made by our Wildcat football team to voluntarily forfeit their game to Marysville-Pilchuck.

Shooting hits home for local Marysville grad | Letter

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 3:00AM

I sit here in my nice, safe Whidbey Island home and try to synthesize the horrid events in my hometown of Marysville.

More security should be a higher priority in initiative | Letter

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 2:00AM

Given the awful event in Marysville, I thought it might be interesting to see how Initiative 1351 treats school security and safety.

Measure makes criminals of law-abiding citizens | Letter

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 2:00AM

It is unfortunate that those wanting to address the “gun show loophole” didn’t stay to the task and give us an initiative that dealt with that issue. Instead, we got 18 pages of new regulation aiming to make criminals out of law-abiding citizens and making it difficult to stay on the right side of the law.

Endorsements show Nuñez is qualified | Letter

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 3:00AM

I hope voters have noticed that our Island County treasurer, Ana Maria Nuñez, has been endorsed by the Washington state treasurer as well as by fellow county treasurers.

If you like abuse of power, then vote blue | Letter

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 2:00AM

After reading John C. Stone’s Oct. 4 letter to the editor of the Whidbey News-Times, I realized there are many who refuse to see the facts.

Not every lesson is learned on the playing field | In Our Opinion

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 4:00AM

Last Friday’s tragic shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School was devastating for more than those who were directly involved.

Whidbey Avenue crosswalk project takes step forward

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 5:00AM

Oak Harbor City Council decided to take a step forward last week in installing an unusual and somewhat controversial mid-block crosswalk.

Navy addresses concerns about ‘war games’ involved in Whidbey Growler training

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 5:00AM

The Navy is trying to mitigate concerns of some Puget Sound residents about so-called “war games” to occur in the Western Olympics.

Whidbey Wedding Tour not just about matrimony

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 5:00AM

This year’s Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour is not just for the blushing bride.

Island Scanner | Man and father argue about paying for sandwich

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 3:00AM

The following were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department:

Popular gift-giving program now called ‘Whidbey’s Hope’

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 4:00AM

With the Soroptimist of Oak Harbor decision to drop the Tree of Hope, current and former members of the club plan to continue the gift-giving program themselves.

Oak Harbor zombies come out to crawl despite downpour

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 4:00AM

The best way to combat a zombie apocalypse is to douse the undead with water.

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