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Gray paces 'Cats at Tomahawk Classic | Track

  • Today at 12:19PM

Oak Harbor’s Jared Gray won two events at the Tomahawk Classic track meet at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Saturday, April 30.

Coupeville woman seriously injured in early-morning crash on West Beach

  • Today at 11:16AM

An 18-year-old Coupeville woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a possible DUI-related accident this morning on West Beach Road, according to the Washington State Patrol. Trooper Mark Francis said the woman was a passenger in a 2001 Ford Mustang driven by Jeromy Ladwig, 36, of Oak Harbor. Ladwig was leaving Joseph Whidbey State Park at about 4 a.m., ran the stop sign and was T-boned on West Beach Road by an oncoming 2004 Dodge Dakota driven by Nathan Dee, 26, of Oak Harbor.

Coupeville clubs Chimacum, earns playoff spot | Soccer

  • Today at 11:55AM

An 11-4 drubbing of visiting Chimacum Saturday, April 30, sewed up a spot in the postseason for the Coupeville High School soccer team.

Wildcats get much-needed win | Soccer

  • Today at 11:53AM

Needing a win to stay in contention for a postseason berth, the Oak Harbor High School soccer team edged Meadowdale 1-0 Friday, April 29, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.

Wolves win league title, first since 1991 | Baseball

  • Today at 11:20AM

The Coupeville High School baseball team earned its first conference crown in 25 years with a 10-0 win over visiting Port Townsend Friday, April 29.

Wolves whip PT 16-3 | softball

  • Today at 10:15AM

For the third time this season, the Coupeville High School softball team 10-runned Port Townsend, defeating the visiting Redhawks 16-3 Friday, April 29, in five innings.

Larsen explores ways to reduce Growler noise

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 7:00AM updated May 2, 2016 at 9:13AM

It’s no secret Congressman Rick Larsen supports the Navy — so much so that he said he doesn’t see Naval Air Station Whidbey Island going anywhere.

Eagles knock Wildcats out of playoff picture | Baseball

  • Today at 9:10AM

The Arlington High School baseball team slipped by host Oak Harbor 5-4 Friday, April 29, and, as a result, the Wildcats slipped out of playoff contention.

Inmate charged in jail assault

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 5:00AM

An inmate held in the Island County jail is accused of brutally beating another inmate over an insult, according to court documents.

Ferry on Coupeville run out for repair

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 3:00AM

Anyone planning to drive onto the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry in May should make reservations as soon as possible, a Washington State Ferries spokesman warned.

Two people hit while walking

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 4:00AM

Two people were hurt in separate incidents in Oak Harbor when drivers ran into pedestrians last week.

Lodging tax process gets an overhaul

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 7:00AM

Island County’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, a volunteer group charged with recommending who gets hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in tax dollars, will face new restrictions and procedures in this year’s deliberations.

Top Baker

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 7:00AM

Being the No. 1 high school baker in the state is easy as pie for Genevieve Boushey. The 18-year-old Oak Harbor High School senior took top honors at a commercial baking competition in Tacoma last month, and she’s slated to represent Washington at a national competition in Louisville, Kentucky in June.

Coast Guard fines $100K in laser assault

  • Apr 29, 2016 at 9:00AM updated at 2:58PM

The Coast Guard fined a Freeland man $100,000 this week for allegedly striking a state ferry with a high-powered laser Oct. 22, 2015.

Art & About

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 5:00AM

Here's what's happening on the Whidbey arts scene.

North Whidbey Parks district approves new bylaws

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 4:00AM

North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District board of commissioners voted Thursday to approve a revised edition of the district bylaws.

Hillcrest making drop-offs easier

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 5:00AM

Oak Harbor School District is in the midst of making student drop offs at Hillcrest Elementary safer and easier by creating a new buses-only entrance from Heller Road.

Whidbey choral director passes baton

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 5:00AM

Chris Hansen is stepping down as director and conductor of the Whidbey Community Chorus 15 years after he helped get the group off the ground.

Question of the Week: What do you think of the hydroplane races coming back this year under a new organizer?

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 4:00AM

Question of the Week: What do you think of the hydroplane races coming back this year under a new organizer?

Cashier shows one can still work with a disability | Letter

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 3:00AM

I believe there are some who, if they jumped from an airplane with a parachute on, would expect the government to provide automatic chute opener so they would not have to exert their own energy to pull the rip cord.

Disappointed in new Captain’s response | Letter

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 3:00AM

First, I want to welcome Capt. Moore and his family to Oak Harbor. I understand from the April 20 Whidbey News-Times that, every morning, Capt. Moore reads each noise complaint and the news in print.

It’s not 1940; we’re lucky Navy is here | Letter

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 3:00AM

Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve’s request to meet with the new base commanding officer is, at best, another attempt to defend an indefensible position.

Congratulations to district for improving students’ education | In Our Opinion

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 4:00AM

Whether it’s Oak Harbor High School’s Robotics and DECA teams shining in major competitions, or students like Austin McBride, who recently competed in the National Junior Olympics Men’s Air Rifle, it’s clear that things are going very right.

Birds of a feather: Sprightly duck is a part of the family

  • Apr 30, 2016 at 6:00AM

Sprite, which is short for Watersprite, is a house duck. A diaper-wearing, parade-walking, adolescent Ancona house duck, to be exact.

Wildcats snare 17 firsts | Track

  • Apr 29, 2016 at 10:58AM

The Oak Harbor High School track team collected 17 wins in the final dual meet of the season when Stanwood visited Wildcat Memorial Stadium Thursday, April 28.

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