Christie Swanson

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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. Continue reading...

Mercy announces $247 million expansion in Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber only Mercy Northwest Arkansas unveiled a $247 million expansion plan Wednesday that could add 1,000 jobs over the next five years. Continue reading...

Fayetteville man starts new home sales model

Subscriber onlyKen Allen saved thousands of dollars when he bought a house last week on Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville. The Dallas man used the services of Rob Florida at Realty Epic, a flat-fee real estate brokerage firm. Continue reading...

Recruiting, teaching physicians a top priority for Northwest Arkansas health leaders

About 150 leaders attend NWA Council’s health care summit

Subscriber onlyAddressing the shortage of medical workers is a top priority in strengthening Northwest Arkansas' health care economy. Continue reading...

NW Arkansas 25th in U.S. for population gain

Area grew 10% in 5 years; Pine Bluff saw loss of 6%

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas is among the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, even as the Pine Bluff region experienced population decreases, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading...

Police: Suspect in Virginia bus station shooting dead; 3 others hurt

RICHMOND, Va. — A gunman shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were hurt, though it was not clear if they had been shot. Continue reading...

Inn owner hopes interest in Johnson commercial developments helps sell property

Subscriber onlyMiles James hopes the increasing commercial development activity helps him sell a historic piece of Johnson real estate. Continue reading...

AQ Fayetteville closing this week

Subscriber onlyLower sales and increased competition are prompting Dick Bradley to close his Fayetteville AQ Chicken House later this week. Continue reading...

AQ Chicken closing Fayetteville location

AQ Chicken House owner Dick Bradley plans on closing the Fayetteville College Avenue restaurant in the next few days. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas becomes more urbanized as towns grow

NWA’s urbanized area grows and towns expand

Subscriber onlyPeople are packing into Northwest Arkansas, leaving few undeveloped places in its core and pressuring even the outlying towns. Continue reading...

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