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HIGH PROFILE: Historic preservationist Cheri Nichols

Subscriber onlyCheri Nichols writes to the rescue of century-old houses that tell the history of Little Rock, as well as other emblems of wood and stone and beveled glass that define the state’s past. Continue reading...

Volunteer, agency evolve to assist young survivors

Subscriber onlyScars, those lingering marks of trauma, don't only mar the skin. The ones that damage the soul can be just as painful and even harder to treat. Continue reading...

Legacy of unity

U.S., state, local leaders honor Martin Luther King Jr. at prayer breakfast

Subscriber onlyThe Martin Luther King Jr. holiday began early Monday with the annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast at St. Mark Baptist Church. The breakfast was hosted by the church and the Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission. Continue reading...

Fill-in date decides he's not a player, he's a keeper

Subscriber onlyThere was no love at first sight for Ashley Stanley and Shaun Block. Continue reading...

Farm-raised funds

Pre-Coon Supper Reception puts money into Marion and Carolyn Berry scholarship kitty

Subscriber onlyThose in the know didn't mind driving down the gravel road to the farm shop of former Congressman Marion Berry in Gillett on Jan. 14. They knew that once inside there would be good music, good eats and a good cause to support. And despite a gray and foggy afternoon, a crowd of 200 or so arrived at the shop for the annual Berry Pre-Coon Supper Reception. Continue reading...

Etta James hit fits on pairs' play lists with recent tunes

Subscriber only"At laaaaaaast, my looooove has come along," Etta James sings with a gutsy, bluesy drawl at the beginning of her 1960 version of the 1940s tune. Continue reading...

Memories of first kiss linger a lifetime

Subscriber only A kiss is just a kiss, but as time goes by the first one can be everlasting. Continue reading...

Exhibit spotlights items from relocation camps

Subscriber onlyVisitors had a first look at a new exhibit, "The American Dream Deferred: Japanese-American Incarceration in World War II Arkansas," at an opening reception Jan. 14 in the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies' Concordia Hall Gallery. The exhibit features artwork and documents created at the Rohwer and Jerome Relocation Centers in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Announcer gets head start by addressing Jockey Club

Subscriber onlyNew Oaklawn Park track announcer Vic Stauffer was the featured speaker Jan. 11 at the Jockey Club Kick Off at the Wyndham Riverfront hotel in North Little Rock. Stauffer spoke to a crowd of about 275 which included horse-racing fans, owners, track personnel, state Racing Commission members and a few jockeys. Continue reading...

Beard decision depends on field of business, age

Subscriber onlyQ. My husband has had a goatee for years, which I could give or take, but now he's moving to a full beard, which he insists is in style. His work is in the more creative end of advertising (copywriting), but I still don't think it is business appropriate. Whose side are you on? Continue reading...

Wedding attire jumps the track

Subscriber onlyWhen deciding what kind of dress I wanted to wear for my wedding last year, I knew what I didn't want. No lace, no veil and absolutely nothing long, corseted, traditional or white. Continue reading...

Clothes for the man in love with himself

Subscriber only Who will write the history of the three-sleeved shirt? It is seemingly always with us, one of those fashion gestures that read like tag lines to some inscrutable joke. Continue reading...

Men's fashion trend: The tailored in-between

Subscriber onlyA new vibe is blowing through the menswear scene this winter. Continue reading...

Task force: Simplify social media rules for kids

Subscriber onlyIt's no secret that teenagers love social media. Continue reading...

Spotlight: Literacy Council teaches reading, life lessons

Subscriber onlyVickie Ronald, executive director of the Literacy Council of Benton County, can't quite remember the exact word that holds the record as the Scrabble word with the highest score at the organization's yearly "Scrabble Wars" fundraiser. It's complicated and impossible to pronounce, she says, and she had never heard of it before -- but she remembers how impressive it was. Continue reading...

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