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Aug 25
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An everlasting bond

Former Pulaski Academy teammates Fredi Knighten, Hunter Henry hang on to friendship

Last season, Fredi Knighten almost started a mutiny among his Arkansas State University teammates. Not only was the Red Wolves senior quarterback watching an Arkansas game on the t...
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Aug 25
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All grown up

Bryant’s Dillion Winfrey matures on, off field at UCA

Dillion Winfrey didn’t plan to play college football at the Unversity of Central Arkansas, but the decision has worked out nicely for the former Bryant High School star.
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Aug 25
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Menu of mass appeal

State-based chain Skinny J’s opens first central Arkansas location

You’ll rarely read anything from me praising national chain restaurants, but that doesn’t mean they are without their strengths. At their best, the top chains provide a reliable di...
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Aug 25
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Flawless feat

Pulaski Academy junior Stephanie Zhao lands perfect score on ACT, SAT

When you record a perfect score on the ACT or the SAT, your options for higher education might seem almost limitless. Score perfect on both, and the world is yours.
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Aug 25
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Pokey LaFarge brings old-school style, sound to new generation

American roots artist Pokey LaFarge is a bit of an anomaly in the music industry. While most artists are seeking to push the boundaries of sound, looking to find that “next big thi...
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Aug 25
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David’s Burgers plans locations in LR, Cabot

Restaurants and Retail

Little Rock-based burger giant David’s Burgers is one of the fastest-growing restaurant groups in Arkansas and is showing no signs of slowing down. Already with five locations in c...
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Aug 25
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Some things to know about El Nino

According to The Old Farmers’ Almanac, much of the U.S., including Arkansas, can expect a colder and more snowy winter than usual. Although scientists might generally scoff at alma...
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Aug 25
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Metro transit system gets name change, new look

What’s the deal with those new colorful buses?
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Aug 25
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The cool-kids table

Right On: A column by Bill Vickery

When I was growing up in Van Buren, I sorta dreaded the start of every school year — not the academics or the athletics. For me, the most feared part of the new environment was det...
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Aug 25
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Actions, not party beliefs, define us

The Arkansister: A column by Jessica DeLoach Sabin

For quite a while now, there has been talk that more conservative-leaning Democratic elected officials have been considering joining the GOP. Now, after a few terms of Republican e...
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Aug 25

Hogs landing star QB prospect from USC is big

Going Deep: A sports column by Nate Olson

It took about five minutes after four-star quarterback recruit Ricky Town made the announcement that he was coming to Arkansas for some on social media to speculate about the futur...
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Aug 24
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TobyMac taking tour to North Little Rock in December

Christian musician TobyMac will take his This is Not a Test tour to Verizon Arena this December, the venue said Monday.
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Aug 24
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LIST: J.Crew, Cole Haan, Skechers in first wave announced at Outlets of LR

Outlets of Little Rock on Monday named eight stores and one popular yogurt shop that will be among the businesses open when the center debuts in October.
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Aug 20

Gaither Vocal Band coming to Verizon Arena

Christian singing group The Gaither Vocal Band is bringing their Gaither Christmas Homecoming tour to North Little Rock this winter, the Verizon Arena said Thursday.
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Aug 18
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Our big fat problem

Arkansas ranks as third-highest state for obesity

Obesity wasn’t just a faceless epidemic dominating the headlines for Rebecca Privitera. In 2011, she was 386 pounds.
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Aug 18
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Awake 2015

Arkansas-born artist Josh Wilson, others seek to inspire with faith-based songs at Christian music concert

From a young age, Christian contemporary music artist Josh Wilson knew he was destined to play music for the rest of his life. With a string of chart-topping hits, 155,000-plus lik...
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Aug 18
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The best of both worlds

Speakeasy Coffee Bar takes elements of North Little Rock’s Mugs Cafe to Bryant food scene

The city of Bryant has never been at the head of the conversation when it comes to great local food. Decades of being in a dry county meant few but the national chains dared set up...
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Aug 18
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Practice makes perfect

USA Rugby athlete Jessica Wooden trains in Little Rock in hopes of Olympic bid

Jessica Wooden didn’t plan to stay in Little Rock for more than a few days. That turned into a few weeks, and she is still here. Dr. Julie McCoy, the founder of the American Rugby ...
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Aug 18
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Built to Amaze brings stunts, animals to Verizon

If “The Greatest Show on Earth” wasn’t built to amaze before, it officially is now. Built to Amaze, the brand-new offering from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, brings never-be...
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Aug 18
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Izard Chocolates opens storefront in Hillcrest

Restaurants and Retail

Izard Chocolates has gone from farmers market stall to a new storefront in a year and a half. Nathaniel Izard opened his new location at 623 Beechwood St. on Aug. 6 after working o...
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