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- Apr 17, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Apr 19, 2013 at 9:05AM
A new South Whidbey company with ties to Nichols Brothers Boat Builders landed its first contract Monday: the job of building a fire boat for South Whidbey Fire/EMS.
- May 7, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 10:38PM
Whidbey Island Post Offices will be sponsoring its “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive Saturday, May 11. Residents are encouraged to leave donations of non-perishable food in their mailboxes by 8 a.m. Saturday. Mail carriers will pick up the donation and return it to your local food bank. P.O. box customers can drop their donations in collection bins placed at their local post office.
- May 16, 2013 at 11:00AM updated May 17, 2013 at 8:09AM
A fire of unknown origin claimed a mobile home on North Whidbey this morning. The blaze is believed to have started sometime after midnight in a single-wide trailer at the back of an undeveloped lot on Van Dam Road. Firefighters worked to extinguish the flames for at least an hour, but the building was completely destroyed.
- May 23, 2013 at 9:09PM
The four-lane Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River collapsed about 7 p.m. Thursday, dumping vehicles and people into the water, the Washington State Patrol said.
- May 24, 2013 at 3:46PM
Travelers trying to get onto Whidbey Island using the Mukilteo/Clinton Ferry can expect 3-hour delays into Friday evening.
- Jun 4, 2013 at 10:38AM
A large fishing boat went aground at Lagoon Point on Tuesday morning at 4:30 a.m., less than an hour before the sun rose to create a glorious day on Whidbey Island.
- Jun 6, 2013 at 10:44AM
As summer approaches, residents living in and around Whidbey Island Naval Air Station should anticipate an increase in late night jet noise due to pilots conducting nighttime operations training in preparation for combat deployments around the world.
- Jun 19, 2013 at 3:19PM
A Freeland man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center and Hospital in Seattle after crashing his car Wednesday morning on Highway 20 on Central Whidbey Island. At approximately 11:20 a.m., Freeland resident Edward Sawyers, 74, was driving a Mercury Villager north on Highway 20 when he veered off the road just south of the intersection near Libbey Road, went partway down an embankment and crashed into some trees. “He just drifted off the road. I’m not sure why,” said Howard Bledsoe, who lives near Libbey Road and witnessed the accident.
- Jan 7, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Aug 1, 2013 at 3:30PM
Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station have been temporarily suspended at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash. This suspension is slated to last for the remainder of 2013.
- Jul 10, 2013 at 2:59PM
Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson's status as chairwoman of the board could be in jeopardy following her approval of what appears to be a second non-board-sanctioned special session notice.
- Jul 16, 2013 at 11:54AM
Officials from Washington State Ferries said to expect heavy traffic on the Port Townsend/Coupeville Ferry route this weekend due to the Sequim Lavender Festival.
- Jul 22, 2013 at 1:25PM
Whidbey News Group Publisher and Executive Editor Keven Graves and South Whidbey Record Associate Publisher Kim Winjum announced Friday that Whidbey News-Times reporter Justin Burnett will be the new editor for The South Whidbey Record, a twice-weekly community newspaper located in Langley.
- Aug 16, 2013 at 2:51PM
As of today, Aug. 17, Island County's burn ban in place will be relaxed from the total burn ban put in place July 31.
- Aug 22, 2013 at 1:18PM
The Whidbey Island Radio Control Society will use the Navy’s Outlying Landing Field in Coupeville, Aug. 23, 24 and 25 for their annual Jets over Whidbey event featuring jet powered remote control model aircraft. The public may attend this event as guests of The Whidbey Island Radio Control Society. Potential guests should check in at the booth set up and run by Whidbey Island Radio Control Society at the OLF entrance. The event is not sponsored, endorsed, or organized by the Department of the Navy or Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
- Oct 23, 2013 at 2:49PM
Whidbey Island Bank will no longer be headquartered in Oak Harbor after a merger with Olympia-based Heritage Financial Corporation. Washington Banking Company, the holding company for Whidbey Island Bank, and Heritage Financial jointly announced today the signing of an agreement for the "strategic merger."
- Dec 5, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 12:06PM
The Valero gas station in Bayview was robbed by a masked gunman Wednesday night. According to the Island County Sheriff's Office, a white suspect wearing a black ski mask, a woodland camouflage jacket and pants robbed the Highway 525 station with a shotgun at about 8:40 p.m., Dec. 4.
- Dec 12, 2013 at 9:00AM
A well-known South Whidbey community activist and blogger became a victim in a string of burglaries that’s hit the area in recent weeks. Carolyn Tamler and her husband returned to their Freeland home after a short vacation Dec. 2 and realized they had been burglarized after walking into their bedroom. Two jewelry boxes were missing as well as four of her husband’s watches.
- Dec 30, 2013 at 3:29PM
Deception Pass Bridge got a heavy dose of the 12th man Saturday as approximately 150 Seattle Seahawks fans held a rally on and around the bridge. Fans gathered at the iconic bridge to show their support for the region’s playoff-bound NFL team. Many of the fans were from Whidbey Island.
- Jan 2, 2014 at 2:33PM
The Navy announced Thursday its plans to resume touch-and-go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville on Monday, Jan. 6. For that week, the Navy plans to fly that Monday and Thursday, Jan. 9. Practices will be condcuted in the late afternoons and early evenings, according to a statement issued today.
- Aug 1, 2013 at 1:24PM
Drivers on Interstate 5 may experience minor delays early Saturday morning through the Mount Vernon and Burlington area while bridge inspection crews give temporary spans a checkup. On Saturday, Aug. 3, crews will close one lane of northbound I-5 at the bridge from 5:30 to 10 a.m. They will close the right lane of southbound I-5 from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m.
- Aug 8, 2013 at 11:13AM
Locals and visitors are invited to attend the Summer Picnic on the Prairie on Saturday, August 17 to benefit programs of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.
- Aug 9, 2013 at 9:29AM
The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve Trust Board as a member at large. The board appoints members to the Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve Trust Board for 4 year terms. This term will run until October 1, 2017.
- Aug 13, 2013 at 9:23AM
Volunteers will gather this evening to kickoff the campaign to promote Whidbey General Hospital's $50 million bond to fund expansion and upgrades.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 4:25PM
A deputy with the Coupeville Marshal’s Office was arrested Friday in connection with a 2007 incident in which he allegedly handcuffed his former girlfriend on the side of a dark road during a fight, according to an Oak Harbor police report. Hodges Gowdey III, a well-known and longtime deputy marshal, appeared in Island County Superior Court Friday afternoon, shackled and dressed in an orange jail outfit.
- Sep 4, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Sep 5, 2013 at 4:05PM
The Department of Defense is scheduled to release a notice of intent tomorrow saying it will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for EA-18G Growler Airfield Operations at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.