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Man accused of drive-by shooting being held in lieu of $50,000 bail

The man was apprehended by police after a car chase in North Whidbey a few days later.

County awards tourism grants for next year

The grants were given to groups that will work to rebuild a tourism economy hurt by the pandemic.

Fr. Kyle Logan of Grace by the Sea

New priest gets warm welcome at Grace by the Sea

The Rev. Kyle Logan is the new priest at Grace by the Sea Anglican Church in Oak Harbor.

Fr. Kyle Logan of Grace by the Sea
State Rep. Dave Paul, D-Oak Harbor, talks to Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor Unit Director Nikki Barone about some of the new ways the club will be able to teach kids kitchen skills in its new location on Ely Street. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

New year, new home for Boys Girls Club of Oak Harbor

Kids will return to a new Boys & Girls Club building in January.

State Rep. Dave Paul, D-Oak Harbor, talks to Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor Unit Director Nikki Barone about some of the new ways the club will be able to teach kids kitchen skills in its new location on Ely Street. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor school board legislative priorities highlight mental health funding

School district leaders met with legislators to talk before the legislative session begins.

North Whidbey Fire's drive-through Santa on Friday evening at the Heller Road Fire Station drew many happy kids to see him. Photo by John Fisken

Pandemic won’t stop Santa

Santa took time out from his busy holiday schedule to take part in North Whidbey Fire and Rescue’s COVID-safe Winter Wonderland and Santa Sighting event… Continue reading

North Whidbey Fire's drive-through Santa on Friday evening at the Heller Road Fire Station drew many happy kids to see him. Photo by John Fisken

Child molester sentenced to over six years in prison

A former yeoman at NAS Whidbey Island was sentenced to prison for molesting two children.

Defense bill includes money for NAS Whidbey

A provision in the act extends real-time noise monitoring and requires the data to be made public.

First Vaccine, Dr. Nick Perera

ER medical director is first to get vaccine on Whidbey

The hospital’s plan is to vaccinate about 1,600 of the high-risk health care workers in 14 days.

First Vaccine, Dr. Nick Perera
Allen Fletcher

Man who disappeared seven years ago still missing

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

Allen Fletcher

Soroptimist’s thrift store closing Saturday

The Upscale Resale thrift store operated by the Oak Harbor chapter of the charity organization Soroptimist International will be closing its doors for good after… Continue reading

Suspect convicted in similar stabbing in 2011

Murder suspect in Oak Harbor stabbing was convicted in similar, but nonfatal, stabbing in 2011.

The <em>Platypus, </em>an abandoned boat now in Port of Coupeville custody, is tied up at the Coupeville Wharf but will soon be gone. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The <em>Platypus, </em>an abandoned boat now in Port of Coupeville custody, is tied up at the Coupeville Wharf but will soon be gone. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

First vaccinations begin Thursday with island healthcare workers

Vaccines for COVID-19 are expected to be available at WhidbeyHealth this week for healthcare workers.

Teachers voice concerns over plan to reopen schools

The Oak Harbor School Board approved a modified plan for Pre-K through sixth grade classes.

Woman, 43, killed in rollover crash Monday

The fatal car crash happened Monday evening north of Oak Harbor.

Oak Harbor School Board votes to change reopening plan

School leaders pressed to bring students back inside buildings when classes resume in January.

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

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

A landslide near Monroe Landing creeps underneath Penn Cove Road south of Oak Harbor. Photo by John Fisken

Fire department responds to report of small landslide south of Oak Harbor

A small landslide was investigated Wednesday about a mile west of Monroe Landing.

A landslide near Monroe Landing creeps underneath Penn Cove Road south of Oak Harbor. Photo by John Fisken