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One of the most surprising statistics for many to digest about the booming Northwest Arkansas economy is the number of children and adolescents who are at risk for hunger — one in four locally, compared to one in six people across the nation, according to local hunger relief advocates.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:12pm

The rumble of motorcycles may soon be a more regular sound along Garrison Avenue in downtown Fort Smith. A motorcycle parade will take place in two weeks and a planned large-scale motorcycle rally benefitting local non-profits is planned for next year.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:23pm

Enrollment numbers show 2,172 individuals studying at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark campus, which has seen its enrollment increase by 622% since joining Arkansas Tech in 2003;

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 2:26pm

Enrollment figures at the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith fell by 4.63% from last year's Fall enrollment of 7,154 students to Fall 2014's enrollment of 6,823 students.

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:13pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors received an update on the effort to update the city's comprehensive plan that has been underway since last year.

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:42pm

Food insecurity is a problem that has only grown in severity since the financial crisis of 2008, according to a local food bank executive. Arvest Bank is teaming up with local organizations to reduce the number of hunger in the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas regions.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:52pm

Voters in the Greenwood School District will go to the polls on Sept. 16 to decide whether to increase the district's millage rate by 1.9 mils and generate an estimated $590,000 more in annual district revenue.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:32pm

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is moving ahead with plans to offer sanctioned baseball and softball under Division III, perhaps fielding its first team as soon as the fall of 2016.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:28pm

The Fort Smith Regional Airport Commission approved a contract Tuesday (Aug. 26) with Pro-Tec Fire Services to provide firefighting protection and rescue services at the airport beginning Oct. 1.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:24pm

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith received a $734,000 grant by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services that will be used to train veterans and unemployed area residents in commercial driving, medical billing and coding and industrial maintenance.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:42pm

Drivers along a section of Interstate 40 in far eastern Oklahoma will have a slower commute for much of the next year as construction will reduce the number of drivable lanes.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:41pm

A $53 million road construction project will provide another major east/west corridor for traffic in Bentonville and a major step in the project is underway.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:44pm

Clycia Hammonds of Magazine has been named the full-time instructor of the Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus Adult and Continuing Education.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:09pm

For realtors and mortgage loan officers fearing the impacts of Van Buren's loss of eligibility for the Rural Development Loan program, it appears the city and others across Arkansas have been given a one year extension before any changes occur.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:05pm

Two fire stations built and paid for using sales tax proceeds in Fort Smith and Van Buren came in at nearly the same price per square feet, with the Fort Smith fire chief noting the use of a construction manager for savings on the city's newest firehouse.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:57am

At the first Fort Smith Library Board of Trustees meeting following the failed millage increase election on Aug. 12, the board and management of the library are expecting budget cuts for the 2015 fiscal year.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 6:52pm

The Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House received a $36,000 grant from the Arkansas Cancer Coalition to Enhance the Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors through Patient Navigation Services.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:07pm

Smith Chevrolet-Cadillac announced Friday (Aug. 15) an $11,000 donation to the Fort Smith Emergency Children’s Shelter.

The dealership donated $100 to the shelter for each new and used vehicle sold during July.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 2:42pm

Images that appeared on Facebook this week show a Ben Geren Aquatics Center that is no longer a pile of dirt, but instead something that resembles a set of pools.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:40pm

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has announced that construction contractor Kolb Grading will begin rock blasting operations on the west side of McKissic Creek Road in Benton County as part of the Bella Vista Bypass construction work.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:52am


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