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Greenway open, cyclists hit trail, folks just mingle

posted: 05/03/2015 3:32 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- The morning was warm and bright as cyclists wearing vivid jerseys and smelling of sunscreen clustered along Fayetteville's Frisco Trail near West Dickson Street. By 9:30, they numbered around 100. Half an hour later, there were almost twice as many.

Pause bias-rule work, board told

posted: 05/03/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- The Bentonville School Board should hold off on any decision to revise its anti-discrimination policy until after relevant cases make their way through the court system, the superintendent wrote in a letter to board members last week.

Tax fraud hits home

posted: 05/03/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

ROGERS -- Dr. Scott S. Cooper recently filed his taxes only to discover someone already had filed in his name and claimed a refund.

Festival promotes reading

posted: 05/03/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- Numerous mini masked superheroes were in action Saturday at the Bentonville Public Library.

Lane closure set Monday for I-540

posted: 05/03/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

A routine bridge inspection will require lane closures this week on Interstate 540 between Fort Smith and Van Buren, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

Region celebrates Greenway finish

posted: 05/03/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

The morning was warm and bright as cyclists clad in vivid primary-color jerseys and smelling of sunscreen clustered along Fayetteville's Frisco Trail near West Dickson Street. By 9:30, they numbered around a hundred. Half an hour later, there were almost twice as many.

Trail changing things

posted: 05/03/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Sure, the Razorback Greenway will provide plenty of opportunities for fresh air, scenic strolls and outdoor exercise. But the 36.9-mile trail stretching from south Fayetteville to Lake Bella Vista also has lots of folks in Northwest Arkansas seeing green -- as in dollar signs.

Battle, cannon fire to mark Civil War

posted: 05/03/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

A battle re-enactment is among the events, exhibits and programs in May observing the 150th anniversary period of the Civil War, the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission announced.

IBLA's best to perform across state

posted: 05/03/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Winners of a prestigious international music competition will embark on a week-long performance tour of Arkansas this week, beginning in Little Rock.

Bentonville lane closings set

posted: 05/03/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Drainage improvements to Regional Airport Boulevard will require lane closing in Bentonville this week, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials.

Benton County officials to review War Eagle Bridge

posted: 05/03/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials will consider the fate of the historic War Eagle Bridge when the Transportation Committee takes up the issue Monday.

3 masked men rob bank in Fort Smith

posted: 05/02/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- Police were looking for three men who used a shotgun to rob a First National Bank branch in north Fort Smith on Friday afternoon.

County breaks ground on new jail

posted: 05/02/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

VAN BUREN -- Crawford County officials came about 18 months closer to solving a 26-year jail overcrowding problem Friday when they broke ground on a new county jail.

UA nanoscale professor lands $438,317 science grant

posted: 05/02/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- University of Arkansas at Fayetteville research into the design of nanoscale materials to extend the life of computers has received a boost through a $438,317 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Razorback Greenway safety means following simple rules

posted: 05/02/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Walkers, runners, dogs and cyclists all traveling on one 10-foot wide stretch of concrete can present safety problems on the Razorback Greenway, which officially opens today.

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