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In these tough economic times business leaders across Northwest Arkansas have the arduous task of selling a tax to voters across the state in the November general election.

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 7:25pm

The Friedman-Mincer Building at 1100 Garrison Ave. will live to see another day. The Central Business Improvement District (CBID) voted unanimously on Thursday (July 19) to deny demolition of the 101-year-old building to current owners Jimmy and Joseph Meadows.

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 5:23pm

The Riverview Hope Campus failed to obtain a $500,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, according to Ken Pyle, vice-president of the Old Fort Homeless Coalition (OFHC), who addressed the group at its monthly meeting on Friday (July 20).

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 5:06pm

“If you don’t remember, you have a tendency to forget where you come from. We had a pastor that said, ‘Never forget your beginnings,’ and so I’ve taken that to heart, and never forgot my beginnings. My beginnings were awful, but they were pure, and you had no help from the other side.”

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 6:32pm

Steve and Elizabeth Schotta of Rogers have been chosen to receive a special honor by a national group dealing with issues related to adoption and foster care.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 1:38pm

In 2002, 110 women died each day from breast cancer. In 2012, 110 women still die each day from breast cancer because it wasn’t detected early enough.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 10:58pm

The Van Buren City Council took its first step toward enacting a $10 million capital improvement package Monday night (July 16), authorizing Mayor Bob Freeman to proceed with new fire and police stations.

Mon, 07/16/2012 - 9:50pm

BENTONVILLE — Plans are moving forward for NorthWest Arkansas Community College to construct a Washington County Instructional Center and for the National Child Protection Training Center’s Southern Region

Mon, 07/16/2012 - 10:49am

BENTONVILLE—A payroll manager will be hired and changing pay period schedules are the two latest procedural changes designed to prevent future late payments from NorthWest Arkansas Community College to the Internal Revenue service.

Mon, 07/16/2012 - 10:38am

The Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) for Area II, which includes Crawford and Sebastian Counties, has launched a campaign to add 10 new family service worker (FSW) positions (3 in Crawford, 7 in Sebastian).

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 3:35pm

Spencer Rapin will be a 10th grader at Van Buren High School this fall but he’s already working on an effort that will make him stand out when he applies for college —volunteering at the Drennen-Scott Historic Site opera

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 12:48pm

Many communities around the country have instituted various forms of water conservation measures in response to lengthy periods of high heat and little to no rain.

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 4:02pm

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.

Tue, 07/03/2012 - 1:37pm

Approximately 275 Airmen with the Fort Smith-based 188th Fighter Wing deployed on Monday (July 2) for Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Airmen will be deployed approximately three months.

Tue, 07/03/2012 - 1:40am

BENTONVILLE—An agreement between Northwest Arkansas Community College and the Association of Community College Trustees for the ACCT to provide presidential search consultation services is in the process of being finalized.

Sat, 06/30/2012 - 12:54pm

Burn bans don’t usually affect fireworks sales much but when it gets so hot and dry that setting off personal fireworks gets prohibited, that’s when firework stand owners start to sweat.

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:50am

BENTONVILLE – Legislators, community leaders and concerned citizens filled Peterson Auditorium at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville on Thursday (June 28) for Arkansas’ first Legislative Summit on Human Trafficking.

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 4:58pm

Several counties and communities in the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas areas are set to receive funding from various historic preservation and revitalization related grants.

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 5:05pm

Fort Smith Clerk Sherri Gard was named the Municipal Clerk for 2012 by the Arkansas Municipal League.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 10:01am

Technology touches everything and continually shapes the world in which we live. And who better to drive the technology revolution into the future, than the children of today.

Thu, 06/21/2012 - 7:35pm

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