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Gasoline prices continuing to fall locally

LYNDEN — As the price of crude oil continues to fall on the international market, the price of gasoline drops locally, down more than $1 per gallon from the same time last year.   The national average ...

Strong 2014 finish helped real estate market

WHATCOM — After a strong beginning in the first quarter relative to 2013, Whatcom County’s real estate market softened mid-year, but it made up the difference at the end.   More home sales closed ...

Jan. 13 workshop helps businesses know state taxes

  OLYMPIA — Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them, the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small ...
The Waples Mercantile Building is expected to be created over the first nine months of 2015. (Courtesy drawing/RMC Architects)

Landmark rebuild to start mid-January

Permits filed, financing expected to create Waples Mercantile Building   LYNDEN ­— Construction should start in mid-January to create a new Waples Mercantile Building, a mix of retail uses with ...

Woods opens in Mt. Vernon

LYNDEN — Locally based The Woods Coffee opened its 15th retail outlet and first outside of Whatcom County on Monday, Dec. 15, in Mount Vernon. The Woods hired 13 new employees, including 11 from Skagit ...

North Sound Retail Center officially dead

LYNDEN — Powell Development and Barghausen Engineers have officially pulled their Lynden North Sound Retail Center zoning amendment application, ending, yet again, a likely effort to place a Fred Meyer ...

WSU study: County dairying is $515M strong

WHATCOM -— Dairy farming employs 1,348 people in the county and contributes some $515 million of farmgate product value to the local economy, reports a Washington State University agricultural economist. ...

Date Night deals Friday, Saturday evenings at Fairway Center

LYNDEN — The Fairway Center hosts Date Night, an abundance of deals at 17 stores, this weekend, Dec. 4-5, from 5 to 8 p.m. both days. The Woods Coffee will give a free coffee drink upon proof of purchase ...

Local NFL players combine to remake Ferndale fitness center

FERNDALE — The Locker Room opened Monday in the former Thrive Fitness space on Ferndale’s Main Street, now boasting the expertise of two of Whatcom County’s professional athletes: Jake Locker and ...

Management Services wins industry award

FERNDALE — Management Services Northwest has won the 2013 Image Award among large companies from Building Services Contractors Association International. Awards were presented recently at a convention ...