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More Wal-Mart 'fixing' promised

CEO says store overhauls, online bolstering continues

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc.'s management team has been busy "fixing" the company's domestic stores the past two years, according to U.S. chief executive officer Greg Foran. Continue reading...

Bentonville college increasing number of paramedic students

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Northwest Arkansas Community College has increased its number of paramedic students to meet the increasing demand for their services in the region. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas educators still find value in field trips

Subscriber onlyFirst-grade teacher Kim Campbell used her phone to snap a picture of three of her students perched on a mock cow during their visit Friday to the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville. Continue reading...

Divorces granted

Subscriber onlyThe following divorces granted were recorded in the circuit clerks' offices Oct. 12-18. Continue reading...

Washington County e-filing put on hold; state struggles with demand

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County is hiring two clerks to handle court documents because the caseload keeps growing and the state won't implement an electronic filing program. Continue reading...

Survey: Northwest Arkansas sees less child poverty, more education and income

Subscriber onlyFewer Northwest Arkansans, especially children, are living in poverty, new census estimates show. Continue reading...

Public meetings

Subscriber onlyMonday 5:30 p.m. Bentonville School Board -- 500 Tiger Blvd. Continue reading...

Bumping borders

Some expansions lead to conflicts between cities

Subscriber onlyDueling claims between Bentonville and Rogers to annex the same tract of land has gone to court, but many cities in the region are quietly expanding boundaries. Continue reading...

Gentry home destroyed by fire

GENTRY — A fire destroyed a three-story house today, according to Benton County Fire Services. Continue reading...

Armed man robs Fayetteville gas station

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — Police are looking for a man who robbed a Valero gas station Friday night and who is considered armed and dangerous, officials said. Continue reading...

Voter frustration is real, former senator tells Fayetteville crowd

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Government no longer responds to voters but to well-funded, dogmatic interests, former U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor told an audience of more than 100 at a lunch meeting Friday. Continue reading...

Records

Subscriber onlyEddie Cook, 32, of 1340 S. Dinsmore Trail was arrested Thursday in connection with domestic battering and terroristic threatening. Cook was being held Friday in the Washington County Detention Center on $7,500 bond. Continue reading...

NWACC campaign breaks records in Bentonville

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Northwest Arkansas Community College faculty and staff broke a couple of records in its annual internal giving campaign, including the amount donated. Continue reading...

Springdale School District seeks more bus drivers

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A shortage of bus drivers has the School District pushing hard to recruit those qualified for and interested in the job. Continue reading...

Two Jonesboro dentists donate $30,000 for ASU scholarship

Subscriber onlyJONESBORO -- Two Jonesboro dentists have donated $30,000 to Arkansas State University Foundation to create a scholarship for a pre-dental student, university officials said Friday. Continue reading...

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