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Annual wreath project keeps Oak Harbor Garden Club on its toes

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 1:53PM

Sore fingers and chilly toes aside, eight ladies appeared to be enjoying themselves bundled up inside a spacious garage in North Whidbey.

Wildcats start season with split | Wrestling

  • Dec 5, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 11:11AM

The Oak Harbor High School wrestling team opened the season by splitting a pair of matches at Stanwood High School Thursday, Dec. 4.

Recount seals Hannold's place on Island County commission

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Dec 5, 2014 at 9:34AM

North Whidbey resident and Republican Rick Hannold will take office later this week as Island County’s District 3 commissioner.

Judge won’t step down in case against Whidbey General Hospital’s head nurse

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Dec 5, 2014 at 9:34AM

Island County District Court Judge Bill Hawkins refused to recuse himself from a criminal case involving his wife’s boss, even though the prosecutor asked him to voluntarily step down.

Whidbey pharmacy manager aims to enter medical marijuana business

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Dec 5, 2014 at 9:34AM

Adam Lind, a longtime front-end retail manager at a well-known Whidbey pharmacy, may be entering the medical marijuana business.

Nobody injured when car goes into Oak Harbor store

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Dec 5, 2014 at 9:33AM

Nobody was injured when an elderly woman drove her car into Gene's Art and Framing in Oak Harbor Tuesday afternoon, according to the Oak Harbor Fire Department.

Two percent pay raise draws ire of county's elected representatives

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Dec 5, 2014 at 9:33AM

Island County commissioners clashed with other elected officials who described the pay raises they received Monday as “a slap in the face.”

Oak Harbor football players receive letters, awards

  • Dec 4, 2014 at 11:46AM

Oak Harbor High School football players received varsity letters and special awards at their season-ending banquet Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Oak Harbor loses opening game | Girls basketball

  • Dec 4, 2014 at 11:44AM

In a game between girls basketball teams hoping to erase some of the memories from last season, Mariner stopped Oak Harbor 54-32 in the season opener Wednesday, Dec. 3, in South Everett.

Wolves play well in 1st game | Girls basketball

  • Dec 4, 2014 at 11:17AM

Season-opening games are generally sloppy, but Coupeville High School girls basketball coach David King was more than pleased with the quality of his team's effort in a 47-23 romp over South Whidbey Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Langley.

Falcons use foul line to fly by Coupeville | Boys basketball

  • Dec 4, 2014 at 11:15AM

The Coupeville High School boys basketball team was outscored by 25 points at the foul line, and that was the difference in a 74-47 loss at South Whidbey Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Warriors whip Wildcats in season opener | Boys basketball

  • Dec 4, 2014 at 8:52AM

Edmonds-Woodway spoiled new Oak Harbor coach Jon Weston's debut as the Warriors defeated the host Wildcats 64-43 in boys basketball Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Oak Harbor students fill buses with food

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 5:00AM

Katie Swanson and Travis Westman, fourth-graders from Oak Harbor Elementary, carry donated food to a bus for the school district’s November food drive.

Oak Harbor robbery suspect doesn’t get far

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 5:00AM

Oak Harbor police caught a suspected bank robber who wasn’t in a hurry to get away from the scene of the crime Friday.

Turkey Coloring Contest Winners

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:00AM

Congratulations to Melanie Wolfe, Shauna Schultz and Landon Eaton, winners of the Whidbey News-Times’ coloring contest.

North Whidbey Community Harvest draws 3,000 diners

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 5:00AM

The Oak Harbor community rallied around one of its treasured traditions this year and fed thousands of people at Thursday’s North Whidbey Community Harvest at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge.

Best wishes to Larry Cort on recovery | Letter

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 3:00AM

Although I now live 1,200 miles from Whidbey Island, I regularly read the Whidbey News-Times online and am always happy to see what’s up on the Island.

Appreciative of local Soroptimist support | Letter

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 3:00AM

A big thank-you goes to Mark Laska at Ciao and his unbelievable staff for hosting our fourth annual Soroptimist International of Coupeville, Women & Wine event.

Nordic Fest was the most fun festival ever | Letter

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 3:00AM

Your local Datters of Norway lodge, Ester Moe #39, would like to thank each and every one of you for coming to our 15th annual Nordic Fest held at South Whidbey High School Nov. 8. It was one of our most fun fests ever.

Looking forward to serving constituents | Letter

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 3:00AM

Now that the November 2014 election results have been certified, I want to officially thank the voters of Island County for electing me to the office of Island County treasurer.

Career politicians are just lining pockets | Letter

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 3:00AM

Do you ever wonder why so many of our elected officials have become “professional politicians,” serving decades in office?

Signs are an insult to our intelligence | Letter

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 3:00AM

A few nights ago, as I was driving to Safeway, my daughter pointed out that she thought “those signs” were mean.

When was Dudley appointed emperor? | Letter

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 4:00AM

Apparently I missed an election — the one where Mr. Scott Dudley was made emperor of Island County.

Coupeville visit was absolutely appropriate | Letter

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:00AM

It’s time to set the record straight regarding the error-filled narrative of Island Transit Board of Directors Chairman Bob Clay and the remaining “old guard” board members, Helen Price Johnson and Jim Sundberg.

Looking forward to some plain talk from commission | In Our Opinion

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 2:00AM

Congratulations to Rick Hannold for a hard-earned victory in the race for Island County Commissioner. At a time when it’s easy to be cynical about government — local, state and federal — there is a lot to be said for ambition, grit and good old-fashioned door knocking and hand shaking.

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