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Longtime newspaper photographer remembered by community

Subscriber onlyAs a youngster, Bob Bickford didn't understand his father. Continue reading...

Mid-Century

Local architect’s work recognized on National Register

Subscriber onlyAfter years of working on big projects in New York, Fayetteville architect Ernie Jacks is earning recognition right here in Northwest Arkansas Continue reading...

Genesis members serve those serving others

Genesis members serve those serving others

Subscriber only"Merry Christmas from Genesis Church," said Susan Socia, to the guard manning the front door Dec. 24 at the Northwest Arkansas Community Correction Center in Fayetteville. Socia came to the jail to deliver a tray of holiday goodies to the guards and others working on Christmas Eve. Continue reading...

Other faiths build traditions around Christian holidays

Other faiths build traditions outside Christian holidays

Subscriber onlyChristians around the world will bow for communion and sing "Silent Night" in churches lit only by the candles held by worshippers. They will celebrate the birth of Jesus, who became their savior, with the retelling of the story from the Gospels of the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and humbly lying in a manger. Continue reading...

Hanukkah celebrates religious freedom

Subscriber onlyThe Jewish festival of Hanukkah begins at sundown today, Dec. 24, also marked as Christmas Eve by Christians. Continue reading...

Red kettle volunteer plays the banjo, not bells

Carols take on bluegrass twang as musician seeks to drum up donations for charity

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The temperature hovered in the low 40s, and the sky was gray and dreary. But the cheerful notes of "Jingle Bells" -- bluegrass-style -- pealed out, and busy holiday shoppers entered the Springdale store wearing smiles. Continue reading...

Bluegrass musician picks and peals for Salvation Army

Bluegrass musician picks and peals for Salvation Army

Subscriber onlyThe temperature in Springdale hovers in the low 40s, and the sky is gray and dreary. But the cheerful notes of "Jingle Bells" -- bluegrass-style -- peal out, and busy holiday shoppers enter the store with smiles. Continue reading...

Bella Vista church displays unique collections

Bella Vista church displays unique collections

Subscriber onlyForest Hills Church in Bella Vista offers the community a special gift. "One Bethlehem Night," a free event, is highlighted by the display of about 300 Nativity scenes next weekend. Continue reading...

In the eyes of a child

Springdale church highlights Advent traditions

Subscriber onlyWith a simple but beautiful understanding of the importance of the Christ child, 8-year-old Sallie Morris walked down the aisle, carrying the figure high above her head — “Simba-style,” as she had seen in the movie The Lion King. Continue reading...

Fayetteville police offer tips for safe shopping during holiday season

Fayetteville police offer tips for holiday season

Subscriber onlyIt's official. The Christmas shopping frenzy begins tonight as local stores open for what has been dubbed "Black Friday." Continue reading...

VIDEO: Bean bag baseball a big hit with area seniors

Subscriber onlyFreddie Aguirre of Elkins shuffled down the bench, giving each of his teammates a high five. Continue reading...

'Hackshaw Ridge': Movie highlights hero's actions, adherance to faith

Movie highlights hero’s actions, adherance to faith

Subscriber only"Help me, Lord, get one more," Army Pfc. Desmond Doss uttered the prayer again and again as the young medic saved fellow soldiers wounded and trapped at the top of the Maeda Escarpment on Okinawa, Japan. Continue reading...

Food pantries need thoughtful donations

Food pantries need thoughtful donations

Subscriber onlyDenise Hill was a stay-at-home mom with three young children. Her husband was the only one working, and sometimes the family just couldn't make ends meet. Continue reading...

Unclaimed remains laid to rest in Fayetteville church garden

Unclaimed remains laid to rest in Fayetteville church garden

Subscriber onlyThe Rev. Lowell Grisham stopped at a small grave site, bowed his head and said aloud, "John William Nash." He moved to the next grave, bowed his head and said, "Brian Boggs." Continue reading...

Arkansas veterans honored for service

Subscriber onlyJames Brun "J.B." Johnson earned the Distinguished Service Cross for actions in a battle that killed him. E. Fay Jones flew against Japanese forces near the Solomon Islands and went on to become an internationally acclaimed architect. Paul Noland served in the Battle of the Bulge and then spent his life serving his community. Continue reading...

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