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Teachers will see significant pay increases

Oak Harbor, Coupeville districts reach agreements

  • Aug 28, 2018

Oak Harbor Music Festival: Three days of music, more than 30 acts

Big names, both on the Island and across the globe, are on the schedule for this year’s Oak Harbor Music Festival. “This year we have… Continue reading

Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News- Times.
                                Emily Harding Hill and Michael Weeks stand outside their restaurant Callen’s, which opened on July 31 near the Coupeville Ferry Terminal.

New restaurant opens at historic location

One might say it was love at first sight, on Valentine’s Day, that led to Michael Weeks and Emily Harding Hill to take a leap… Continue reading

Photo by Maria Matson / Whidbey News- Times.
                                Emily Harding Hill and Michael Weeks stand outside their restaurant Callen’s, which opened on July 31 near the Coupeville Ferry Terminal.

Accused rapist to appear in court Monday

A Bellingham man wanted on a $100,000 warrant on suspicion of rape in the second degree by forcible compulsion turned himself in, according to court… Continue reading

Photo selected in contest for telephone book cover

Whidbey Telecom announced the winner of its 2018-19 Directory Cover Art Competition. The directory, to be published in November 2018, will feature “Island Bound,” an… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

VFW holding two-day craft fair on Saturday

VFW Post No. 7392, in Oak Harbor, is hosting a two-day Craft and Vendor Fair which will help the group raise funds. The event is… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Man charged with pointing laser at officer

A homeless man could face up to a year in prison after aiming a laser at an Island County Sheriff’s Office deputy, according to court… Continue reading

Homeless man accused in Airsoft assault in parking lot of Oak Harbor Safeway

A homeless man with possible mental health problems is accused of shooting a man with an Airsoft pistol in Oak Harbor, according to court documents.… Continue reading

Longtime director exits WICA stage

Burgua a guiding force during theater’s turbulent early years

Woman transported to hospital after collision Thursday

A woman was transported to WhidbeyHealth Medical Center after her car was struck Thursday morning on State Highway 20 near Northwest Broadway Street in Coupeville.… Continue reading

City council updates Oak Harbor’s accessory dwelling ordinance

In an effort to address affordable housing concerns, the Oak Harbor City Council updated the city’s accessory dwelling unit ordinance Tuesday. The ADU update implements… Continue reading

Whidbey solar business warns against policy change

Whidbey Islanders like to go green. Whidbey has more solar energy installations per capita than the rest of Washington, says the head of the island’s… Continue reading

Government leaders list economic goals

Government leaders outlined goals Wednesday to improve local economic development, with focuses on the island’s “gateways,” parking, facility improvements and affordable housing. Island County Commissioner… Continue reading

Johnson: State audit of county finding ‘inconsistent,’ ‘petty’

The Washington State Auditor’s Office issued an audit finding against Island County for a budget reporting error. Auditors found the county had incorrectly reported transfers… Continue reading

Island Transit honors maintenance team

Island Transit is recognizing its maintenance team with a Wall of Fame Team Award. The team, composed of Steven Aus, Mark Colston, Mike Earl, Kevin… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Plans fall in place for park revamp

A whole different Windjammer

Unhealthy wildfire smoke continues

Air quality burn ban ordered

Man accused of rape wanted on $100k arrest warrant

A 25-year-old Bellingham man is wanted on a $100,000 warrant on suspicion of rape in the second degree by forcible compulsion, according to court documents.… Continue reading

Dementia care support classes will be hosted by Oak Harbor Library

There will be a series of dementia care support classes from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23 and Nov.… Continue reading

Coupeville resident releases new book

Coupeville resident Audrey Mackaman has released her debut middle school book, “Cavall in Camelot: A Dog in King Arthur’s Court.” The book is published by… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018