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- Apr 14, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Apr 18, 2013 at 9:29AM
Opening the Holmes Harbor Golf Course will wait a while longer.
- Apr 15, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 5:41PM
A suspect who allegedly stabbed a man in Clinton early Sunday morning is being sought by the Island County Sheriff's Office.
- 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.
- Sep 16, 2013 at 12:34PM
Two people were sent to Whidbey General Hospital Monday morming after a four-vehicle accident on northbound Highway 20 near Libbey Road. One lane of Highway 20 was closed because of accident. Troopers from the Washington State Patrol are investigating. More details to follow.
- Sep 19, 2013 at 10:08AM
Coupeville was an accommodating host, allowing Archbishop Murphy to win its first ever boys tennis match 3-2 Wednesday, Sept. 18.
- Sep 20, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 2:44PM
The Coupeville High School volleyball team fell to rival South Whidbey 3-0 Thursday, Sept. 19, in Langley.
- Oct 8, 2013 at 10:47AM
Only one ferry, the Kennewick, is currently operating on the Port Townsend/Coupeville ferry route while crews make repairs to the Salish. The breakdown prompted the cancellation of the 9:30 a.m. sailing from Port Townsend and the 10:15 a.m. sailing from Coupeville.
- 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 20, 2013 at 9:06AM
A coating of snow Friday morning prompted canceled classes throughout Whidbey Island.
- 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.
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