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posted: 07/23/2016 2:25 a.m. Discuss

I am interested in adding some wooden exterior shutters to my historic house. I've haven't decided whether I want them to be merely decorative or fully functional but I would like them to match the style of my house. What are some of my options?

PAPER TRAILS: Little Rock storm left impact with Blair; THV anchor signing off

updated: 07/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

LET'S DO THE TWISTER: It's quite the image -- The Right Honourable Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain, together with former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, scrambling for a hidey-hole as tornado warning sirens blared. Welcome to Arkansas, indeed.

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posted: 07/16/2016 1:46 a.m. Discuss

My wife and I are ready to buy a new house. What should we look for when checking out houses?

Afloat in history: Arkansas exhibit covers ebb and flow of women’s swimwear

posted: 07/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Since 2013, the Esse Purse Museum in Little Rock has been exploring the history of the American woman through her purses. This summer, the museum is taking the plunge to explore that same history, but this time through a special exhibit on a century's worth of swimwear.

Paper Trails: Woodruff home gets spruce up

posted: 07/10/2016 2:36 a.m. Discuss

STABILIZING FORCES: The Quapaw Quarter Association, which owns the William E. Woodruff house on East Sixth Street, is working with the City of Little Rock and the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program to stabilize the historic antebellum mansion in preparation to sell it later this year, the private, nonprofit historic preservation organization reports in its latest QQA Chronicle electronic newsletter. The association has hired V.R. Smith & Sons to undertake some roof and masonry repair as well as move a bee colony and clean out the home's first and second floors.

No rules for closet redesign

posted: 07/09/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

The first rule of designing a closet space? There are no rules.

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posted: 07/09/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

I recently bought a new house that doesn’t have much counter space in the kitchen but we believe the room is large enough to accommodate an island. How should I go about choosing the best size and counter top material?

Suggestions for corralling growing clutter collection

posted: 07/09/2016 1:44 a.m. Discuss

The Container Store's organizations experts offer these tips for gaining control of an unruly closet.

Stores offer help in tackling chaos

posted: 07/09/2016 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Several retailers offer prefabricated closet organizers with many of them also offering closet design services on their websites and/or stores.

Paper Trails: Burgess let go of some collectibles

posted: 07/03/2016 2:52 a.m. Discuss

STILL ROCKIN' BUT ROLLIN': Original Sun recording artist Sonny Burgess, a longtime member of Sonny Burgess and the Pacers, is pulling up stakes in his longtime hometown of Newport to move in with his son in Little Rock.

PAPER TRAILS: Arkansan returns to 'Big Brother'; new biography on Helen Gurley Brown

updated: 06/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

BOOKING IT: Enter Helen, a new biography of Arkansas native Helen Gurley Brown, the longtime editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, has hit the shelves.

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posted: 06/25/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

My wife and I are planning to enclose our carport and convert it into a garage. That has us wondering how to proceed from here. What different choices are available to us?

Gap year uncommon, but growing

posted: 06/20/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

The game of life has been a well-worn, but limited, path after completing high school for many generations.

PAPER TRAILS: Science guy on 'Tonight Show'; Little Rock man wins big at Poker Tournament; Loblolly Ice Cream

updated: 06/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

THE SCIENCE OF SUCCESS: Kevin Delaney, director of visitor experience at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, is set to make his fifth appearance on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this Tuesday. He made his first appearance on the show in 2014 and since then has served as the show's "science expert," occasionally sharing science demonstrations with Fallon as his assistant.

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posted: 06/18/2016 2:01 a.m. Discuss

I have a small room I'd like to convert into a home office. What tips do you have?




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