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FCRA Executive Director Ivy Owen is pushing a commercial property plan for land in the area between the planned $30 million ArcBest corporate headquarters and the planned

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:29pm

Nine lawyers carrying large files met with Benton County Circuit Judge John Scott on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 18) to sort out the complex legal proceedings facing former Arvest banker Dennis Smiley, his wife and father Henry Dennis Smiley Sr.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:33pm

Large, expansive liquor stores being built along Interstate 540 on Grand and Phoenix Avenues in Fort Smith may make it appear as though more liquor stores are coming to the city, but that is not the case according to the state official who oversees the alcohol permitting agency in Arkansas.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:25pm

Fascination with 3D printing continues to brew in the retail industry and toymaker Hasbro is taking a 3D event on the road to 10 Walmart Supercenters, including the store at Pleasant Grove Road in Rogers.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:42pm

Shannon Newton’s career in the trucking industry happened purely by accident and being selected as the president of the Arkansas Trucking Association wasn’t on her road map either.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:18pm

Van Buren Public Schools' top administrator is calling accusations that students at a city elementary school participated in a faculty-lead prayer during the school day inaccurate.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:40pm

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

NanoMech announced Wednesday it has secured an additional $12 million in capital for its Series B Financing round to continue growth as a global nanoscale manufacturer.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:52pm

Arkansas’ three largest metro areas showed either improvements or stability during the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, according to The Compass Report’s analysis of second quarter data.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:22pm

Andy Murray is no stranger to innovation. Long before he began in the last year to manage creative marketing for Wal-Mart, this serial entrepreneur was finding ways to integrate technology and pioneering shopper marketing before smartphones were in vogue.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:02pm

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

Voters in the Greenwood Public School district Tuesday (Sept. 16) approved a millage hike that will be used to construct a new freshman center adjacent to Greenwood High School.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:16pm

The Sebastian County Quorum Court ran into problems Tuesday night (Sept.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:50pm

Turns out, there is an app for returning more than $2 million to Walmart shoppers.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:51pm

An announced settlement in a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool Corporation related to property damages from trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination has hit a snag following an objection filed by attorneys representing residents affected by the contamination.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:24pm

Retail is king in Northwest Arkansas, but the logistics sector is growing. Total Quality Logistics (TQL), one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation, announced Tuesday (Sept. 16) plans to open an office in Lowell that could house up to 50 jobs.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:31pm

With Wal-Mart’s lead spokesman David Tovar’s resignation, the global retailer is challenged now to find a new link to the outside media on important topics such as the looming Federal Corruption Practice Act violations, labor issues and the moves toward smaller-format stores.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:26pm

Northwest Arkansas’ business development and job production grew by a whopping 5.6 percentage points in 2013 – ranking the area as the 26th fastest-expanding economy in the U.S., according to new statistics released Tuesday (Sept. 16) by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 1:12pm

The Crawford County Quorum Court voted unanimously Monday night (Sept. 15) to purchase nearly 16 acres of land to house the county's voter-approved $20 million jail project.

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:08pm

Agents and brokers across Northwest Arkansas report steady work, though the number of homes (742) sold in August in the two-county area was down 9% from the same period last year.

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:56pm

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