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This week’s The Video Wire delivers news about a merger of two Arkansas media companies, playing laser tag inside Walmart (pew pew pew!) and a less than accurate report about the Fort Smith Board of Directors.

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 8:14am

Great Value Colleges recently named the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith the third-best affordable school for the RN to BSN (nursing) online degree program in the United States.

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 6:22pm

The Fort Smith Southside Mascot Committee moved one step closer to naming a replacement for the Rebels mascot Monday night (Oct. 5), but there are still at least two hurdles before it becomes official.

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 11:00pm

A ceremony was held Wednesday (Sept. 30) to present University of Arkansas at Fort Smith student Robert Lopez a bronze star for actions he took while a U.S. Marine in Afghanistan.

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:23am

Dawson Meadows predicts that a recent story on The City Wire about the mascot controversy at Southside High School will be the last story on the issue.

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 9:02am

The U.S. Marshals Museum on Tuesday (Sept. 29) announced receipt of a $100,000 pledge from the Hille Foundation of Tulsa in honor of David Bradley, a retired Deputy U.S. Marshal from Ketchum, Okla. The grant will go toward construction of the future U.S. Marshals Museum.

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 7:22pm

Billy Idol, fried twinkies, cow manure, Beth Presley and Elvis Presley appear or are mentioned this week in the secret studio used by Dawson Meadows to conduct his brand of “journalism.”

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 12:26pm

The Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program of the Walton Family Foundation has singled out three local projects intended to improve public facilities that cater to children, the arts and history preservation.

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 8:01pm

Donnie Pendergraft and her family have donated $1 million to the U.S. Marshals Museum in honor of her late husband, Ross. The money will help build the Ross Pendergraft “Why Marshals?” Theater in the museum planned to be built in downtown Fort Smith on the banks of the Arkansas River.

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 12:02pm

The 30-person group tasked to find a new mascot for Southside High School in Fort Smith first met Monday (Sept.

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 9:41pm

Arkansas seldom ranks first in any category among the other 50 states, but when it comes to adult obesity the Natural State is at the top of the list, according to a new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 6:26pm

In the midst of needing to hire a new city administrator and city fire chief, Fort Smith’s human resources director announced Monday (Sept. 21) that he is resigning effective Oct. 2.

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 4:16pm

Bankers, builders, philanthropists, civic leaders, business and education professionals convened early Thursday (Sept. 17) in Bentonville to celebrate the legacy of Helen Walton and her vision for Northwest Arkansas’ youngest residents.

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 3:00pm

Voters hoping for a turnaround on the Fort Smith School Board's decision to nix the "Rebels" mascot change for Southside High School may be in for a disappointment as new members Bill Hanesworth and Wade Gilkey take their seats on the seven-member group.

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 4:55pm

It took just 21 months for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to welcome one million visitors to Bentonville and now two years later two million people have come through the doors since the museum’s Nov. 11, 2011 opening.

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 4:20pm

You win some, you lose some. For Steve Parke, director of utilities for the city of Fort Smith, the losses are starting to pile up. Parke has faced a firing squad of questioners in the form of city Board members the last couple of months over appropriations for water and sewer improvements.

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 9:59pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum today announced the Robbie Westphal family has completed the transfer of 16.3 acres of Fort Smith riverfront property to the museum.

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 10:29pm

Deanie Mehl, president of the Fort Smith School Board, admitted Monday night (Sept. 14) that many on the Board are “hung up on the money” that could be lost by the school district if a proposed charter school opens in Fort Smith.

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 9:50pm

TVW anchor Dawson Meadows, who must have been stoned when he dressed himself prior to taping, airs a complaint about himself and a local attorney not being selected for a committee to find a new mascot for Southside High School.

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 7:26pm

Oklahoma Gas & Electric presented a $1,500 check to the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith on Sept. 8 in recognition of the university’s energy- and water-conservation upgrades to the Sebastian Commons residence halls. 

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 4:19pm


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