June 7 – June 13 Things to Do in North Little Rock

*denotes FREE admission Wednesday, June 9 *9a – 4p | North Little Rock Welcome Center open (600 Main St.) 10a – 6p | Kayak or bike tours with Rock Town River Outfitters *10:30a – 4p | North Little Rock Heritage Center open (506 Main St.) *10:40a – 7p | Rock Region Metro streetcar rides * […]

North Little Rock CVB kicks off new Argenta Plaza Summer Music Series June 19

Three weekends of music, fun and outdoor dining  NORTH LITTLE ROCK (June 2, 2021) – To provide free entertainment to the local community and highlight local talent, the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (North Little Rock CVB) will host a free monthly Summer Music Series June – August 2021 at Argenta Plaza at […]

June 1: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Greetings!  This is the week when NATJA will hold its first virtual conference. Thanks to all who have registered for what is scheduled to be an informative, educational, and fun event.   Our conference committee members, Suzie Dundas, Helen Hatzis, Betsi Hill, Barbara Marrett and Gustavo Rivas-Solis, who met on a weekly basis, developed a program that is sure to appeal to all. Our sincere appreciation […]

2021 June Featured Journalist of the Month: Mike Howard

A penchant for travel and languages led me on for thirty years in a variety of careers – winning hearts and minds in and out of uniform military, federal, and freelance. Now exclusively freelance. I’m fluent in German and English, with survival skills in French, Haitian Creole, Russian, Standard Arabic, Swahili, Turkish and Samoan. Lately […]

Juneteenth 2021

Juneteenth commemorates the day the enslaved people in Galveston, Texas finally received the news that they were free. The news came two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, on June 19, 1865. Flash-forward almost exactly 100 years, to Chapel Hill in 1969. That’s when Howard N. Lee was elected mayor of this town. In so […]

Argenta Community Theater reopens for its 2021-2022 season

After being closed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Argenta Community Theater (ACT) at 405 Main Street in North Little Rock recently announced that it will be reopening its doors in August 2021.  ACT will kick off its 2021 season with a grand re-opening celebration on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at 7 p.m. outdoors at Argenta Plaza (510 […]

Visitor Finds Two-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Discovery made during cross-country gemstone quest (MURFREESBORO, Ark.) – It’s thrilling when hard work pays off. For years, 26-year-old Christian Liden, of Poulsbo, Wash., has wanted to find the raw materials to make his own engagement ring. He started by panning for gold around his home state. After five years, he had accumulated enough for the […]

University Place in Chapel Hill is Open for Business

There’s a shopping center in Chapel Hill that’s fun to visit because many longtime Chapel Hill retailers are at the helm and their experience adds to the feeling of community. University Place (formerly known as University Mall) is anchored by SilverSpot Cinema. The mall originally opened with Ivey’s and Belk (Belk-Leggett Horton) in 1973, and Roses Stores as a junior anchor. It was developed […]

Listen to the latest episode of the Discover Arkansas Podcast

The latest episode of the Discover Arkansas podcast is now available online. This month’s topic focuses on lesser known parts of Arkansas. Host Colton Faull traveled to Marion to learn about the Sultana Disaster Museum, which tells the story of the explosion and sinking of the steamboat Sultana in 1865. The tragic event took more […]

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