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Motorcyclist transported after crash last Wednesday

A man was transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a motorcycle accident last Wednesday. At approximately 4 p.m., the man was traveling southbound… Continue reading

Island County Public Health asks gardeners to Grow-a-Row

Access to healthy food shouldn’t be a privilege. Island County Public Health Coordinator Nicole Whittington-Johnson is trying to spread the word to gardeners and farmers… Continue reading

Commissioner holding housing informational meeting

While officials agree the lack of affordable housing has hit a crisis level countywide, they also agree it looks different across zip codes. To promote… Continue reading

County offers city solutions to Wagon Wheel well problems

Island County commissioners have sent Oak Harbor’s mayor a number of options for long-term water solutions for the residents of Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park.… Continue reading

Development regs for Freeland near end of ‘long tunnel’

Freeland development regulations don’t make for catchy, sensational headlines— yet the topic has come up in almost 10 articles in the Whidbey News-Times in just… Continue reading

Whidbey students appear on Columbia College dean’s list

The following students from this area were recently named to the Columbia College dean’s list for the spring semester, which is January-April. Coupeville COLLEEN JOHNSTON… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2019

Field carrier landing practices scheduled May 13-19

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled the week of May 13-19. No carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled to occur at Ault Field that… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2019

Seniors grappling with potential bus changes

Changes to the Oak Harbor Senior Center’s travel program are leaving people feeling confused and, in some cases, stranded. Just over a month ago, the… Continue reading

Dispose of prescriptions safely, anonymously

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is now offering year-round safe disposal of prescription drugs. On April 27, the department reported that it collected over 50… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2019

Gambling tax proposal changes again

The city of Oak Harbor’s new gambling taxes will likely be significantly lower than originally proposed. Under an ordinance that will come to council next… Continue reading

Couple comes home to find an intruder; appliances, TV gone

A couple returned home after being gone a couple of weeks to find an uninvited man sitting inside their South Whidbey home May 7. The… Continue reading

49 rescued as whale-watching boat takes on water off coast

U.S. Coast Guard officials say there were no injuries and no pollution reported after a Canadian whale watching boat began taking on water Thursday afternoon.… Continue reading

Man’s injuries minor after he goes over cliff

An elderly man was transported to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a traffic accident caused his vehicle to drop off a steep cliff near Jones… Continue reading

Oak Harbor preschool owner accused of molesting girls

A man who owns an Oak Harbor daycare with his wife is accused of raping and molesting three young girls, according to court documents. Coy… Continue reading

Robber sought on $500k warrant

A man who allegedly robbed an Oak Harbor bank is wanted on a $500,000 arrest warrant while his accomplice is being held in jail on… Continue reading

Women injured in one-car accident

An Oak Harbor woman was seriously injured in a one-car accident on North Whidbey Thursday night. The Washington State Patrol reported that Oak Harbor resident… Continue reading

David Day to serve as Port’s commissioner

The Port of Coupeville commissioners announced Monday during a special meeting that former port executive director David Day will serve as interim commissioner until Nov.… Continue reading

Keystone boat launch fixes planned, but when unclear

Getting boats into the water is a little more difficult and time consuming at the boat launch next to the Coupeville ferry dock. Temporary and… Continue reading

Whidbey organizations are big winners in state budget

Boys & Girls Clubs in Oak Harbor and Coupeville are among the winners in the state’s recently approved capital budget. Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, said… Continue reading

Bear heads from Whidbey to Fidalgo

The local island-hopping black bear has made another swim. Reported sightings of the lumbering loner have tracked his movements from Central Whidbey north along the… Continue reading