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Dump truck accident causes backup at Deception Pass
Feb 26 2013, 3:35 PM
A dump truck accident at Deception Pass Bridge caused traffic to back up for miles Thursday.
Trooper Mark Francis with the Washington State Patrol said a 58-year-old Everson man was driving a dump truck north on Highway 20 and had just crossed over the bridge when he lost control of the truck.
According to Francis, the man said he reached out for his coffee and the truck swerved to the right. The man overcorrected, driving the truck across the oncoming land and into the log rails that keep cars from plunging down the cliffs at Deception Pass.
North Whidbey house fire sends man to the hospital
Feb 26 2013, 3:38 PM
A man was transported to Whidbey General Hospital Monday night after a fire damaged a home on North Whidbey, according to North Whidbey Fire and Rescue.
Firefighters responded at approximately 9:30 p.m. to a report of a house fire near the intersection of Jones Road and Jack Rabbit Lane, which is located north of Oak Harbor. When firefighters arrived, a bedroom was engulfed in flames.
Coupeville Olympians showcase their science know-how tonight
Feb 26 2013, 3:33 PM
A small group of student scientists at Coupeville High School are spending their spare time preparing for a regional science competition.
The students, members of Coupeville’s Science Olympiad, are busy rebuilding vehicles, tweaking experiments, and memorizing equations to perform better in an upcoming regional competition scheduled in March. Before that, however, residents and parents can see their projects and experiments during a community night scheduled 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 27, at the Coupeville Middle School and High School Commons.
Ethics matter in community papers | Publisher's Column
Feb 26 2013, 3:43 PM
I believe in community newspapers.
It’s from the local newspaper, you will learn about births, deaths, high school sports, weddings, engagements, anniversaries, what’s new in business and much more. That’s the sort of news that keeps your hometown homey. Those are the articles you clip from your newspaper and hang on the front of your fridge with a magnet.
From your newspaper you also learn what your government representatives are up to, election news and where crime is happening.
Not just property owners support | Letters
Feb 26 2013, 3:44 PM
It’s unfortunate that some readers feel the need to classify renters as lacking the eligibility to vote when property taxes are involved. I’m a homeowner, but at one time I was a renter.
Some people can’t financially afford a home; a lot are military families who may only be here for a three year tour or aren’t sure if they are ready to settle in this area.
But, like homeowners, they have kids in school and they do a lot to support the district as best they can. These renters may one day be homeowners too.
All-black cast for ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ shakes things up at Whidbey Playhouse
Feb 27 2013, 10:45 AM
The idea was tantalizing to Allenda Jenkins.
But she knew that putting together the right cast to perform the challenging jazz musical revue, “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” would be no small feat.
“I always loved this musical and wanted to do this for a while,” Jenkins said. “A lot of it was finding the right pieces.”
Oak Harbor City Council hearing to revoke nightclub license delayed
Feb 26 2013, 3:30 PM
Members of the Oak Harbor City Council will reschedule a hearing to consider revoking the license of a popular, but troubled downtown bar.
In the meantime, the Element nightclub is facing possible enforcement action from the Washington State Liquor Control Board.
During council meeting last Tuesday night, the council voted to open the quasi-judicial public hearing into the Element’s license and immediately continue it until later in the year.
Crown Victoria takes out Little Caesars in Oak Harbor | UPDATED
Mar 01 2013, 2:51 PM
Nobody sustained injuries Wednesday morning when a sedan crashed through an Oak Harbor pizza shop.
At approximately 10:10 a.m., a woman driving a Ford Crown Victoria crashed through the front of Little Caesars, located in a strip mall on Highway 20 in Oak Harbor, and ended up at least halfway through the store.
Oak Harbor Police Department officer Dennis Dickinson said it appears the woman in the Crown Victoria was traveling through the parking lot. When she approached the building, the woman appeared to have gotten confused about the accelerator and brake pedals and the car increased speed, the officer said.
Changing Hands: NAS Whidbey commander passes reins to helicopter pilot
Feb 27 2013, 10:01 AM
Capt. Mike “Nort” Nortier, a veteran helicopter pilot, took command of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Friday.
He relieved Capt. Jay Johnston before a crowd of senior Navy officials, base personnel and Whidbey Island dignitaries in a formal, but light-hearted change of command ceremony on base.
Johnston, who was at the helm for two and a half years, is headed to Washington, D.C. to become the next operations director at Naval Installations Command headquarters.
11 Wildcats earn 1st-team honors
Feb 27 2013, 11:58 AM
Eleven Oak Harbor High School athletes received first-team all-Western Conference 3A North honors when the teams were announced Monday, Feb. 25.