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Riverfest to Return to Little Rock

Riverfest officials announced at a Monday news conference that Riverfest, the long-running Little Rock music festival, would return in 2018. After the festival celebrated its 40th anniversary in June 2017, the event was suspended. Universal Fairs, a production and promotion company that hosts...

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Tacos 4 Life to Open Six New Locations

Arkansas restaurant chain Tacos 4 Life announced Monday that it would add six locations in 2018. The restaurant plans to expand with new taco joints in Springdale; Rogers; Fort Smith; North Little Rock; Charlotte, North Carolina and Jackson, Tennessee. The chain currently has two Conway locations...

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Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge Now Open in Little Rock

Downtown Little Rock’s newest attraction is a bar and bowling alley, soon to be joined by a German beer hall. Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge opened last week. General Manager Rich Bielefeld says the business is “a bar with a bowling alley” and that it’s kid- and adult-friendly – at least...

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Lumber One to Open Little Rock Location in Metroplex

Lumber One plans to open its first Little Rock location in the iHeart Radio Metroplex building at 10800 Colonel Glenn Rd. The lumber business has retail locations in Mayflower and Stuttgart. It closed on the Little Rock property Nov. 22 and on a location for a new distribution center in Alexander...

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UAMS Chancellor Finalists Visit Campus

The two finalists for the chancellor position at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will visit the school’s campus this week. UAMS named the finalists in a news release Friday. Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D. is the interim chancellor, senior vice chancellor for academic...

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McLarty Drives Education Through Scholarships

McLarty Automotive Group is investing in young Arkansans’ futures by giving away over $20,000 of scholarships during the school year. Each month for nine months, a high school student will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship so that they can continue their education. The scholarships are all about...

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Inside: Advanced Cabling Systems

In a new series, Arkansas Money & Politics staff will take you inside some of the most interesting and unusual workplaces in the Natural State. First up in the series is Advanced Cabling Systems. Photography by Janet Warlick. Advanced Cabling Systems specializes in cabling, fire and security...