Bentonville Film Festival, May 3-8, brings out the stars

Subscriber onlyDon't be surprised next week if you bump into Meg Ryan grabbing a cup of coffee or Laurence Fishburne strolling around the Bentonville square.

Gilbert sworn in as Benton County sheriff

Subscriber onlyThe Quorum Court unanimously approved appointing Meyer Gilbert to the post vacated by Kelley Cradduck, who agreed to resign as soon his replacement is sworn in. Gilbert will serve through Dec. 31, when Cradduck's term would have ended.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

A searchable database of restaurant inspections in Northwest Arkansas performed by the Department of Health.

Major gift announced for Northwest Arkansas Community College project

Subscriber only A donation of $1.5 million represents the first lead gift toward construction of Northwest Arkansas Community College's Washington County Center.

Former swim coach sentenced to prison

Subscriber onlyA former Northwest Arkansas swim coach was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sex-related crimes involving minors.

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Arkansas Board of Health vote OKs abortion phrase

Subscriber onlyIn a 13-7 vote, the Arkansas Board of Health on Thursday gave preliminary approval to regulations defining abortion as the "death of the unborn child" -- a phrase the board had attempted to remove from the rules earlier this year.

John Brown to fund dorm revamp with $3M Windgate challenge grant

Subscriber only A $3 million challenge grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation will help John Brown University renovate its women's dormitory.

Outdoors

Chronic wasting disease cases found outside original zone

Subscriber onlyTwo more white-tailed deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed Monday, including one found more than 40 miles outside the AGFC's original sampling area.

Opinion

There’s no stopping the Waltons

Subscriber onlyWhat can the indefatigable Waltons be advocating now? In a word, just about everything good: healthier living through gardening, downtown development in every little town in Northwest Arkansas, farmers markets, beehives, gardening, fresh fruits and vegetables, mountain bicycling complete with bike racks . . . you name it.

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Business

Ford 1st-quarter sales peel rubber

Subscriber onlyDEARBORN, Mich. -- Ford Motor Co.'s net income more than doubled to $2.5 billion in the first quarter on strong sales of trucks and SUVs worldwide.