Northeast Arkansas

$5M From First National Bank Gets Naming Rights to A-State Convocation Center

$5M From First National Bank Gets Naming Rights to A-State Convocation Center
A rendering of the newly re-named "First National Bank Arena" at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Arkansas State University's board of trustees vote to rename the university's Convocation Center to "First National Bank Arena" following a $5 million contribution to the Red Wolves Foundation from the Paragould-based bank.
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In Helena-West Helena, Thrive Redesigns Its Strategy for the Future

After receiving a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant in 2015, Thrive is ready to start a new chapter in its story of redesigning the Delta.
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Budget Plan Endangers Ads Luring Foreign Tourists to Arkansas

President Donald Trump's best-known promise is to build a wall, but some Arkansas travel professionals fear that a side-effect of his zeal for border security could keep out the kind of foreigners America wants: free-spending tourists.
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