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Homeless seek shelter as numbers rise, options diminish

The Point in Time Count for 2020 recorded 143 people that were homeless in Island County.

Camren Procopio with Kathy McCoy (photo provided)
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Man who disappeared seven years ago still missing

Allen Fletcher was last seen on Nov. 19, 2013, at South Whidbey Harbor in Langley.

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Jamie Farage demonstrating how the photo booth works. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

New Clinton store encourages shoppers to buy local

The Whidbey Artists Collective, located at Ken’s Korner, has become a perfect place for artists.

Jamie Farage demonstrating how the photo booth works. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

County records 207 new COVID cases, six deaths in three weeks

First round of vaccinations to begin Dec. 28 for health care, first responders.

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Hoppin’ around the Christmas tree

Floral designer brings Langley’s well-known critter to life

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Bayview Station Santa slated to visit this week

Santa Claus is coming to South Whidbey, although he won’t be as mobile as in years past. Instead of a parade through the different neighborhoods,… Continue reading

Hospice of the NW considers sale to a for-profit company

The hospice has been locally managed since 1989.

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Whidbey markets offer unique holiday gift items

Looking for a gift? Whidbey’s holiday markets have plenty of ideas all month.

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Help just in time for the holidays

Families who cannot afford gifts this holiday season have an island-wide resource.

COVID-19 outbreak being investigated at Regency

18 people have tested positive for coronavirus at a long-term care facility in Oak Harbor.

Sabine Wilms spent the beginning months of the pandemic taking care of two goats, Lady Yang Xiaomei and Marisol. She used Chinese medicine to help heal the goats. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times.

Home for the kids: Whidbey woman takes in two goats deemed lost cause

A South Whidbey woman nursed two goats back to health with the help of Chinese medicine.

Sabine Wilms spent the beginning months of the pandemic taking care of two goats, Lady Yang Xiaomei and Marisol. She used Chinese medicine to help heal the goats. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times.
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South Whidbey farmer has small plants for future

Full Cycle Farm will be giving away 100 saplings — free of charge — starting on Black Friday.

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As COVID cases rise, businesses respond to new state restrictions

As COVID-19 case numbers continue to increase sharply across the county and state, Whidbey Island has also been experiencing an escalation of the virus. At… Continue reading

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Storm lashes Whidbey

High winds knock out power islandwide

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Artist Louie Rochon demonstrates the process of how he paints at his Clinton studio on Thursday. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

South Whidbey artist is painting the blues away

All proceeds from a raffle for a local artist Louie Rochon’s painting will benefit a food bank.

Artist Louie Rochon demonstrates the process of how he paints at his Clinton studio on Thursday. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News-Times

Whidbey Community Foundation announces grant award winners

The foundation is awarding $118,000 this year to 30 different organizations.

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Keystone dredging wraps up in December

Dredging is expected to last for nine weeks.

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COVID-19 numbers rising, but remain below those of surrounding counties

Health officials are also planning for future vaccine distribution.

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Growler squadron, Whidbey business owner partner to light up hangar

The “Gauntlets” of VAQ-136 hung a large sign to mark the Growler squadron’s 50th anniversary.

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Arcade owner is not ready to say game over

A friend of the Machine Shop in Langley is asking for help to keep its doors open.

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