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Jamel Hale and his wife, Roe, prepare to open for dinner May 20. (Photos by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Hale’s Kitchen opens doors in Oak Harbor

The new restaurant, located on Old Goldie Road, serves Southern style fried chicken.

Jamel Hale and his wife, Roe, prepare to open for dinner May 20. (Photos by Karina Andrew/Whidbey News-Times)

Man accused of chasing woman in car with hammer

A deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office found the suspect, later identified as Peter Clark, hiding in bushes, armed with two hammers.

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Improvements may finally come to Northeast 7th Avenue in 2023

The busy, worn-down road is popular with adult and child pedestrians from nearby apartments, but it lacks sidewalks, bicycle lanes and street lighting.

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No primary election will be held on Whidbey Island

The positions with no candidates are seats on the boards for the Port of Coupeville and South Whidbey Fire/EMS, as well as various water and sewer districts.

Island high schools plan for live graduation ceremonies

All Whidbey Island high schools are hosting graduation ceremonies, but other senior events may vary.

A fire swept through a family’s home on North Oak Harbor Road Sunday, May 30. (North Whidbey Fire and Rescue photo)

Fire destroys Oak Harbor home over Memorial Day weekend

Despite the total loss, there were no injuries reported.

A fire swept through a family’s home on North Oak Harbor Road Sunday, May 30. (North Whidbey Fire and Rescue photo)

OH Lodging Tax Fund gives out $9,576 in grants

Three different groups were awarded the grants.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island color guard, along with OHHS NJROTC, ORION Sea Cadets and Sons of the American Revolution color guards, present the colors.

Remembering those who served

Photos from the Memorial Day Service of Remembrance at Oak Harbor’s Maple Leaf Cemetery May 31.

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island color guard, along with OHHS NJROTC, ORION Sea Cadets and Sons of the American Revolution color guards, present the colors.
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Roughly half of the trees on Cherry Valley Logging's 40-acre property on North Whidbey will go to a Skagit County fish habitat project, owner Justin Vanhulle. The other half will be sent to a mill.

Despite how it may seem, clear-cutting not increasing

The Department of Natural Resources says local logging has stayed steady over the past five years.

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Roughly half of the trees on Cherry Valley Logging's 40-acre property on North Whidbey will go to a Skagit County fish habitat project, owner Justin Vanhulle. The other half will be sent to a mill.
Savina Wells takes a shot in a Coupeville High School basketball game against Orcas Island High School May 20. (Photo by John Fisken/Whidbey News-Times)

Coupeville 8th graders excel in varsity basketball

Savina Wells became the first eighth grade girl to score in a Coupeville varsity basketball game.

Savina Wells takes a shot in a Coupeville High School basketball game against Orcas Island High School May 20. (Photo by John Fisken/Whidbey News-Times)

Man accused in child porn case

Prosecutors charged Sean A. Gaffney, 32, with looking at, possessing and sending child pornography.

Auditor issues finding against district

The Washington State Auditor’s Office found Coupeville School District committed an accounting error.

Hiker rescued after fall down ice chute

A search and rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island rescued an injured hiker May 22.

Freeland woman hurt in I-5 crash

A South Whidbey woman and three others were injured in a four-car accident on Interstate 5.

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Mason Slattum, left, and his cousin Blake Ogden saved a 3-year-old from drowning in Deer Lake thanks to their quick thinking.

Two boys come to 3-year-old’s rescue at lake

A 9-year-old Clinton boy and his cousin became heroes after rescuing a toddler from drowning.

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Mason Slattum, left, and his cousin Blake Ogden saved a 3-year-old from drowning in Deer Lake thanks to their quick thinking.

Insurance provider dropped for hospital walk-in, primary clinics

WhidbeyHealth will no longer accept Amerigroup Washington insurance at some clinics as of July 1.

Contest for Langley mayor position remains uneventful

City council members will be choosing the new mayor at a council meeting scheduled for June 21.

Coupeville School Board discusses investigation that went awry

Sherry Phay stated she had the board president’s permission to send her controversial email.

Coupeville Farmers Market to host pop-up vaccine clinic

The Coupeville Farmers Market is partnering with the town of Coupeville and Island County Public Health to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic Saturday, June 5.… Continue reading