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One could get whiplash watching the last few monthly Fort Smith sales tax revenue reports. The 1% street tax tally was up 11.6% in the May report, down 5.47% in the June report and surging back up to 10.7% in the July report.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:44pm

A “future” school that could teach Fort Smith students how to build “Back To The Future”  style hoverboards is in the works. That’s according to the recent edition of The Video Wire, which has been known to get things wrong. Bad wrong. Frequently.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 3:16pm

When Dr. Becky Paneitz walked away in 2013 from her 10 years as president of NorthWest Arkansas Community College, she had no long-term plans for what she would tackle next. She wasn’t without challenges.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:51am

Zero Mountain CEO Mark Rumsey is frustrated and concerned about what the city of Fort Smith doesn’t know about a $1,000 a month fire services contract the company has paid the city since July 1987.

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 2:28pm

Siloam Springs Regional Hospital has joined with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to provide emergency care for stroke patients in the region.

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 6:43am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith will host a memorial exhibit from Sept. 8-11 in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks.

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 6:40am

Revenue from sales tax collected by Northwest Arkansas’ four largest cities rose 7.13% in August after only fractional gains in July. The cities of Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers and Springdale reported combined sales tax revenue of $5.081 million, compared to $4.743 million a year ago.

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 6:06pm

An application for Future School, a public charter planned for Fort Smith, was filed July 28 with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). Trish Flanagan says she is “positive about where we are heading,” and is hopeful a large delegation will attend an Oct.

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 5:12pm

A relaxation of off-street parking requirements in commercial zones is hoped to spur new development or redevelopment in older Fayetteville commercial areas. The proposal will be considered by the Fayetteville City Council on Sept.

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 4:12pm

Progress is slow but it’s happening on the much-anticipated 21-mile Bella Vista Bypass that will link Highway 72 near Gravette directly to U.S. 71 in North Bentonville. Chamber of Commerce, state Highway officials and legislators from Benton County gathered Friday morning (Aug.

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:29pm

A new adaptive music therapy activity has been launched at five Fort Smith area elderly residential facilities under the direction of Project Compassion.

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 2:14pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum and Walmart U.S. will sell U.S. Marshals Service 225th silver dollar commemorative coins in Fort Smith area stores. Starting Saturday (Aug.

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:51pm

A potentially X-rated portion of a recent Fort Smith Board of Directors briefly made the top news this week for The Video Wire. Really bad puns are included for free.

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:03pm

The Board of Trustees at NorthWest Arkansas Community College have approved the plans for a new campus in Springdale. The challenge now is raising the estimated $12 million to build and furnish it.

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 2:11pm

The Unexpected Project on Thursday (Aug. 13) announced eight popular international urban and street artists for the line up of the inaugural Festival of Murals set for Sept. 3-12 in downtown Fort Smith. The artists range in geography includes from Ireland to Belgium to Brazil.

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:18pm

Come Monday (Aug. 17), the newest building on the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith campus is estimated to welcome up to 400 students and wholly change how the university delivers art, design and printmaking education.

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 4:25pm

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has hired Rodney Parks as senior director of major and planned gifts. His first day on the job is Aug. 19.

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 2:49pm

Neck-poppin’ Dawson Meadows has sources that tell him a Fort Smith City Director almost lost a mustache over a vote on bond sales.

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:04am

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program (CAHM) got a shot in the arm from the Walton Family Foundation that will infuse more than $15 million toward program expansion.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 2:13pm

It’s likely to be another intense Fort Smith Board of Directors meeting Tuesday (Aug. 11).

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 5:27pm


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