4 hrs ago
Toy supplier sues maker in reshoring fight
Redman & Associates LLC says in a suit that a supplier in China has threatened delivery of some of its ride-on toys. An Arkansas toy supplier is suing a Taiwan-based manufacturer for breach of contract and other civil allegations in a legal dispute that not only threatened delivery of some battery-operated, ride-on cars to Wal-Mart Stores Inc., but is being characterized as an attempt to undermine the retail giant's Made in the USA initiative.
8 hrs ago
The Washington Evening Journal
Clifford L. Conklin
Clifford L. Conklin, 95, of Bentonville, Ark., died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark.
19 hrs ago
County To Open New Bentonville Office
Before renewing a vehicle's license, owners are required to assess the vehicle and pay all personal property taxes owed. Owners also are required to maintain liability insurance on the vehicle.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Benton County Will Replace Courthouse Roof
County Judge Bob Clinard and other officials met with Joplin Roofing Co., the project contractor, along with city officials and a representative of Downtown Bentonville Inc. to discuss project logistics Wednesday morning. The Benton County Courthouse, on the east side of the downtown square in Bentonville, was built in 1928 to house county government offices and replace a courthouse built in 1874.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Armadillo Rodeo returns to The Joint
"Shine a Light on Literacy," an event benefiting Literacy Action of Central Arkansas's adult literacy and ESL programs, will be held at the Governor's Mansion and will include live music, wine and "heavy hors d'oeuvres," 6 p.m., $50. Comedy troupe Armadillo Rodeo will be at The Joint, 8 p.m., $8, and stand-up Todd Rexx will be at The Loony Bin through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $7-$10.
Bentonville Schools Take Precautions For Respiratory Virus
The virus, Enterovirus D68, is infecting hundreds of children in the Midwest. The virus has not reached Arkansas, but it's causing concern among some Bentonville parents.
New Group Takes Aim at 'Toxic Nature' of K-12 Debate
A well-funded new communications organization headed by a former aide to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan aims to elevate the tone and goals of the national debate over K-12 education policy, its leaders and backers say. "We plan to bring in voices of a lot of people who are turned off by the toxic nature of the conversation to see if we can facilitate a more productive and respectful conversation," said Peter Cunningham, the executive director of the new group, Education Post.
Los Angeles Times
Walmart unveils toys, layaway service for the holidays
More than two months before Black Friday, Walmart Stores Inc. gave a sneak peak of its toy strategy and layaway plan for the crucial holiday shopping season. The world's largest retailer said Wednesday it had relied on kids for the second year in a row to test the season's front-runners for child-friendly games and gadgets.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
The City Wire
Commercial building surge pushes NWA permit values higher in July
Construction crews in Northwest Arkansas had a productive month in July with combined permit values in the four largest cities totaling $71.33 million, up 57% from the same month last year.
Two Drown in Beaver Lake
Divers recovered the bodies of Sean Kelley, 21, and Wilson Laibwij, 17, both of Springdale, after they drowned in separate incidents.
College Fair Set For Monday In Bentonville
This event will be held in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies building on the NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus in Bentonville.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Bentonville School District Weighs Transfers In, Out
Student transfers -- inside, outside and within the School District -- is an issue that has demanded attention recently from district officials.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
COMMENTARY: Wellness programs should address sleep disorders
As employers review their wellness programs, they should consider addressing a problem suffered by millions of Americans that is contributing to health disorders, weight gain, lost productivity and motor vehicle accidents.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Fayetteville-based Native Nectar launches Kickstarter for healthy restaurant
Arkansas' premier cold-press juicery, Native Nectar Juice Company, is expanding to Bentonville this fall, and they've launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
The City Wire
August sales tax revenue mixed across Northwest Arkansas
The four largest cities across Northwest Arkansas reported $4.683 million in sales tax revenue this month, up 1.84% from $4.598 million a year ago.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
How they roll in Rogers, Ark.: More from the Ben Lipscomb file
As I promised yesterday, I have more today on Rogers City Attorney Ben Lipscomb, who's facing a special prosecutor's investigation for impersonating a law officer for allegedly flashing a badge to get VIP treatment at a Miranda Lambert concert at the Walmart AMP in Bentonville.
He was being held Saturday in the Benton County Jail on $2,500 surety bond. a Chris Edwin Page, 52, was arrested Friday in connection with felony parole violation; driving while intoxicated; driving while license canceled, suspended or revoked; improper lane change; and speeding.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Prosecutor Sworn In After Rogers Official Accused Of Impersonating An Officer
Crawford County Prosecutor Marc McCune was assigned the special prosecutor to the case because of a conflict of interest involving the Benton County prosecutor.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Born in 1948 in Newport, Arkansas, Jim Walton is the third and youngest son of Walmart founder Sam Walton.