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Diabetes education event at Oak Harbor Library

More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to a report from the Center for Disease Control. Learn about… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

SeaMar accepting donations for homeless during annual fall drive

SeaMar Behavioral Health Clinic is accepting donations for its annual fall drive until Nov. 12. This year, the focus is on “wellness” items such as… Continue reading

Woman charged with hitting OH police officer with her car

An Oak Harbor police officer suffered minor injuries when a driver struck him with a car while fleeing arrest Oct. 9, according to court documents.… Continue reading

Massachusetts college names local to dean’s list

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science (MCPHS) University is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Chase has been named to the Dean’s List for the… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

WSU president’s honor roll list includes islanders

Washington State University’s President’s Honor Roll for the 2018 spring semester has been released. Local students on the list are: OAK HARBOR William Cody Andrews,… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Fort Casey gets scary for Halloween

Haunted Fort event will be a scary good time

Kindergartners reveal costume plans for Halloween

The Whidbey News-Times sat down with the kindergartners in Terese Root’s class at Oak Harbor Elementary to get to the bottom of the most important… Continue reading

Proclamation aims to build understanding of dwarfism

‘We’re the same, just shorter’

Department insiders vying to be sheriff

Felici, Campbell outline differing priorities for job

Routine maintenance reveals toxic firefighting foam in base stormwater

Routine stormwater drain maintenance at Ault Field recently led to the first discovery of a toxic firefighting foam in surface water. The source of contamination… Continue reading

Navy seeking public comments on EA-18G Growler impact on historic properties

The Navy is asking for public comment on a draft “memorandum of agreement” regarding EA-18G Growler aircraft and historic properties on Whidbey Island even though… Continue reading

Lang, Crocker join Remax

KELLI LANG and Re/Max Gateway have welcomed two new team members, ALISHA LEGASPI and VICKI CROCKER. “Alisha has been an agent since 2016 and is… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Financial advisor receives Volunteer Service Award

Wells Fargo’s Oak Harbor-based Financial Advisor TRENT LAY has been honored as a 2018 Wells Fargo Volunteer Service Award winner, earning a $5,000 grant for… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Planning commission reviews new event code draft

Sound and access remain the most contentious topics in the most recent draft of rural event regulations in the county. Staff presented Monday the Island… Continue reading

General Election ballots starting to arrive in mail

Ballots for the November General Election were mailed on Oct. 17. Ballots will commence arriving in mailboxes between Oct. 19 and 22. Voters will have… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2018
Navy photo
                                Lt.Cmdr. John Bartis, a pilot assigned to the “Skinny Dragons” of Patrol Squadron, reunites with his daughter following a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. VP-4 returned to Whidbey last Thursday. Story on page A6.

VP-4 returns after 7-month deployment

The “Skinny Dragons” of Patrol Squadron 4 returned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Oct.11 following a seven-month deployment. VP-4 recently completed transition from the… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2018
Navy photo
                                Lt.Cmdr. John Bartis, a pilot assigned to the “Skinny Dragons” of Patrol Squadron, reunites with his daughter following a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. VP-4 returned to Whidbey last Thursday. Story on page A6.

City contracts with chamber to market Windjammer Park

The Oak Harbor City Council wants residents to understand and approve of the ongoing project to redevelop the city’s waterfront park. And they’re willing to… Continue reading

Woman, 42, accused of siphoning water funds

The former secretary/treasurer of a North Whidbey community association is accused of stealing more than $40,000, court records state. Johanna M. Boyle, 42, is accused… Continue reading

County aims to keep land-use decisions local

As the state tries to create planning guidelines for development near military installations, Island County commissioners want to ensure land-use decisions remain under local control.… Continue reading

SVC Whidbey Campus to unveil Heritage Mural

On Thursday, Oct. 25, Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus invites the public to attend the unveiling of a new outdoor Heritage Mural at Hayes… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2018