Tagged: vilonia

More than $1.6M in Grants for Faulkner County

by Associated Press 9/22/2014 4:55 pm

Members of the state's federal delegation have announced more than $1.6 million in economic development grants for Faulkner County for expansion of disaster recovery efforts and water, sewer and road infrastructure projects.

Vilonia Considers Rebuilding Options After Tornado

by Mark Friedman 8/11/2014 12:00 am

After the tornado that hit Faulkner County on April 27, Vilonia is tiptoeing into the rebuilding process. While the rebuilding of a $13 million school is moving forward, a group of citizens is hoping business owners will consider all options before construction starts on Main Street.

Video: Obama Says US Will Help Arkansas Rebuild After Storms

by Associated Press 5/7/2014 3:56 pm

Surveying the remnants of nature's destructive power in the country's midsection, President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to residents of tornado-ravaged Arkansas communities that their government will stand with them until they finish rebuilding.

Arkansas Tornado Was EF4, Matches 2008 Storm Rating

by Christina Huynh, The Associated Press 5/1/2014 7:28 am

National Weather Service officials said Wednesday that a weekend tornado that killed 15 people as it ripped through Little Rock's suburbs was just shy of being rated Arkansas' first top-of-the-scale storm in 85 years.

Tornado Hits 1 Arkansas Street Particularly Hard

by Andrew DeMillo and Jim Salter 4/29/2014 7:28 am

Mark Wade and his family heard the dire warnings on TV and the tornado sirens, and were prepared to ride out the storm in their closet when a neighbor across the street on Vilonia's Aspen Creek Drive yelled out: "Come over! We're going in the storm cellar!"

Update: Arkansans Rush for Cover Against Twister; 15 Die

by Andrew DeMillo and Christina Huynh 4/28/2014 5:33 pm

The half-mile-wide tornado carved an 80-mile path of destruction through the Little Rock suburbs Sunday evening, killing at least 15 people, flattening rows of homes, shredding cars along a highway and demolishing a brand-new school before it even had a chance to open.

Obama: FEMA Leader Craig Fugate Coming to Arkansas Amid Tornado Recovery Efforts

by Associated Press 4/28/2014 10:42 am

President Barack Obama is sending his deepest condolences to those affected by a deadly tornado that ripped through Arkansas and has directed federal resources to the area.

Video, Photos Of Tornado Aftermath in Mayflower and Vilonia, Arkansas

by Lance Turner 4/28/2014 6:56 am

Photos, videos and more coverage from news organizations and others of the April 27 storms that ripped through Arkansas.

Public Infrastructure Projects Paving Way for Continued Growth in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2011 12:00 am

Which comes first: infrastructure or economic growth? Ideally, communities stay ahead of their growth and supply adequate infrastructure, making daily life more convenient while lowering the cost of doing business.