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Wildcats thump Everett | Football

  • Sep 26, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Sep 28, 2015 at 10:17AM

The Oak Harbor High School football team took Everett's new-found success and ran it through a grinder Friday, Sept. 25. The Wildcats won the Wesco opener 55-7.

Wolves rebound for 3-1 win | Volleyball

  • Sep 28, 2015 at 10:17AM

Putting its fortitude on display, the Coupeville High School volleyball team whipped visiting Orcas Island 3-1 Friday, Sept. 25.

Coupeville rips Orcas | Soccer

  • Sep 28, 2015 at 10:15AM

Showing some offensive firepower and a strong defense, the Coupeville High School soccer team drubbed Orcas Island 5-0 Friday, Sept. 25, at Mickey Clark Field.

Wolves latest to fall to Port Townsend | Football

  • Sep 28, 2015 at 9:05AM

The Port Townsend High School football team is on a roll, and visiting Coupeville became the Redhawks' latest victim, 52-0, Friday, Sept. 25.

Whidbey man beats Guinness world record

  • Sep 27, 2015 at 9:55AM

McCastle completed 5,804 pullups in just shy of 24 hours. He upped the ante by wearing a 30-pound pack on his back to raise awareness for soldiers with injuries.

Petition aims to end EA-18G Growler practices over Olympics

  • Sep 25, 2015 at 4:00PM updated at 11:59PM

Another group is taking aim at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station’s jets. Members of Protect Olympic Peninsula delivered a petition with more than 120,000 signatures to the United States Forest Service protesting the Navy’s plan to introduce electromagnetic transmitters to its electronic warfare training on the peninsula.

Ferry rates will increase Oct. 1

  • Sep 26, 2015 at 1:00AM

Ferry fares on all routes will go up starting Thursday, Oct. 1. Vehicle and driver fares will increase 2.5 percent. Passenger fares will increase 1 percent. Combined, these fares are the first of two increases coming in the next 12 months. The next fare hike is planned for May 2016.

Three run uncontested in Oak Harbor school board race

  • Sep 26, 2015 at 7:00AM

Oak Harbor School Board candidate Robert Hallahan doesn’t want to rock what he calls a smooth-sailing ship, but he does have some ideas.

Haggen store will remain open in Oak Harbor

  • Sep 26, 2015 at 3:00AM

Troubled grocery chain Haggen will leave open its store in Oak Harbor, to judge by documents it filed Thursday in bankruptcy court. The Bellingham-based firm, which filed for Chapter 11 protection earlier this month, submitted to the Delaware bankruptcy court a list of 100 stores it wants to close, including 14 in Washington but the vast majority in California. Others are in Arizona and Nevada.

Holmes Harbor Golf Course failing to draw any potential buyers

  • Sep 26, 2015 at 1:00AM

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.

Greenbank woman arrested after fleeing scene of Thursday crash

  • Sep 26, 2015 at 3:00AM

A Greenbank woman was arrested Thursday night after she crashed a pickup and fled from the scene, according to the Washington State Patrol. Sarah Whitmarsh, 36, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet 1500 pickup and struck a power pole on North Bluff Road at Wonn Road at a little after 6 p.m., Trooper Mark Francis said.

Cost of Oak Harbor sewer plant down, but still above original estimate

  • Sep 26, 2015 at 5:00AM

New estimates of construction costs for a sewage treatment plant in downtown Oak Harbor show the price tag has decreased. Yet the numbers are still well above the original estimate for the large-scale project being built on City Beach Street.

Haunted Fort hinges on volunteers

  • Sep 25, 2015 at 4:28PM

Deadline set for Oct. 1 to see if Fort Casey will be haunted after all

State patrol to investigate accident on Camano

  • Sep 26, 2015 at 7:00AM

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a fatality accident on Camano Island Saturday that involved an Island County Sheriff’s deputy.

Drones used for Oak Harbor commercials

  • Sep 26, 2015 at 5:00AM

Potential visitors to Oak Harbor will get a bird’s-eye view of what the city has to offer in the coming months.

Petition to ‘block Navy jets’ appears intended to mislead and bully | In our opinion

  • Sep 26, 2015 at 4:00AM

Whether or not its intent is to deceive, a petition seeking to stop EA-18G Growlers from flying over the Olympic National Park is a misleading attempt to bully the U.S. Forest Service and Navy into submission. Started by New Orleans grassroots organizer Aaron Viles, the petition is rife with misinformation about what the Navy is proposing.

Grateful to be part of OH Senior Center | Letter

  • Sep 26, 2015 at 1:00AM

Editor, I want to thank all of the amazing members of the Oak Harbor Senior Center for your friendship and your support for the center and your enthusiastic involvement in every one of the exciting things we have accomplished since I was privileged to serve you as your program coordinator over the past year and one half.

What’s being done to restore accreditation? | Letter

  • Sep 26, 2015 at 4:00AM

Editor, It was gratifying to see the editorial in the Sept. 19 edition of the Whidbey News-Times titled “What will it take for voters to demand accountability from public hospital board?” One quote in particular referred to “the perils of secrecy and an insular culture infecting the hospital’s unabashedly stubborn board of directors and administration.”

Gardner undeserving of re-election to board | Letter

  • Sep 26, 2015 at 3:00AM

Does hospital commissioner Georgia Gardner deserve re-election? I think not. Ms. Gardner supports the efforts of the anti-Navy group that wants to close down the Navy base that brings 88 percent of all economic to Island County. Seems strange she expects your vote even though, if the group she supports were successful, preventing carrier jet training thereby forcing base closure thus putting your job at extreme risk if most of Island County’s economic activity vanished.

Growing tired of all the back and forth | Letter

  • Sep 26, 2015 at 1:00AM

Editor, Rob Born and Trish Rose, enough with the mud slinging. Your public feud has become rather tiresome.

Give Born a chance to make Whidbey General better | Letter

  • Sep 26, 2015 at 2:00AM

Editor, In response to Mr. Gunn, Georgia Gardner replied with a half truth in her Sept. 16 letter to the editor of the Whidbey News-Times. Washington state law allows a property tax appellant a preponderance of evidence, more likely than not, appeal decision if the assessor can be shown to have errors in data or methodology.

Truck hits fire hydrant in Oak Harbor

  • Sep 25, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 3:52PM

The driver of a Ford F-150 truck was shaken up following an accident this morning, according to the Oak Harbor Fire Department.

Doubles roll in Oak Harbor sweep | Tennis

  • Sep 25, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 12:09PM

Doubling its pleasure, the Oak Harbor High School tennis team blanked visiting Marysville-Pilchuck 7-0 Thursday, Sept. 24.

State champs nip Wildcats | Soccer

  • Sep 25, 2015 at 9:00AM updated at 12:02PM

Unintimidated, the Oak Harbor High School girls soccer team battled the defending state 3A champions to the end before falling 2-1 to Edmonds-Woodway at Wildcat Memorial Stadium Thursday, Sept. 24.

Wildcats boys win, girls 2nd in close meets | Cross country

  • Sep 25, 2015 at 9:24AM

The Oak Harbor High School boys cross country team eked out a three-point win while the girls lost by the same margin in a three-team meet at Skagit Valley College Thursday, Sept. 24.

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