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Arkansas 'preppers' lay in supplies to be ready — just in case

Subscriber onlyRobert Steadward is always on edge. At restaurants he angles his chair toward the door so he can watch who goes in and out, he hoards firearms in case a government collapse causes the need for protection, and he has an escape plan if a natural disaster makes Fort Smith unlivable. Continue reading...

Pedal-powered police: Little Rock bike patrol officers give neighborhoods personal touch

Subscriber onlyThe group rides together, looking out for one another at every turn and in every direction. Continue reading...

Retiree still works hard to aid homeless citizens

Subscriber onlyA beaming grin spreads across Jesse Gatewood's face as he sits in a small chair inside Jericho Way Homeless Day Center, a daytime place of refuge for the homeless to shower, eat and do laundry. Continue reading...

Makeshift mariners set sail at 31st cardboard boat races

A race fueled by creativity and manpower will return to Greers Ferry Lake this summer as Heber Springs hosts the 31st World Championship Cardboard Boat Races on Saturday. Continue reading...

Nothing can stop Arkansas youth baseball leaders, not even thieves

Subscriber onlyTony and Katrina Dunnick needed a moment to catch their breath as they stood in the parking lot of Lamar Porter Field. Continue reading...

Festival idea born as buds had beers

What began as an idea between a couple of friends casually sipping beers one night has now turned into one of the largest beer-tasting events in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Murry's, at 50, takes a leap in staging The Wizard of Oz

A new challenge is blowing into Murry's Dinner Playhouse. Continue reading...

Arts Center's Family Funday a Super Sunday with free art

Among the packed calendar of events this summer is the Super Sunday Free Family Funday. From noon-3 p.m. Sunday -- in the Arkansas Arts Center's Alice Pratt Brown Atrium -- families with kids of all ages can engage in arts and crafts. Continue reading...

5,000 tae kwon do enthusiasts kick off convention in Little Rock

The culmination of one year quickly sparks the beginning of another for the American Taekwondo Association as it holds its annual World Expo in Little Rock this weekend. Continue reading...

New Miss Arkansas wants to reach more lives with state’s crown

Subscriber onlySaturday night, Maggie Benton subtly shook her head in disbelief on stage at the Robinson Center in the moments after it was just announced that she was crowned 2017 Miss Arkansas. Continue reading...

Miss Arkansas crowned; Benton 'honored, humbled'

Subscriber onlyEmotion flooded Maggie Benton's face as she stood on stage at Little Rock's Robinson Center Performance Hall in the moments after it was announced that she had won the 2017 Miss Arkansas Pageant. Continue reading...

Miss Arkansas pageant reborn in Robinson Center

Jessie Ward Bennett's 10-month-long vision is close to becoming a reality. Continue reading...