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LaDonna Humphrey’s Legal Saga Revisited in New PodcastLock Icon

Last week, a 6-year-old true-crime podcast called “Pretend” began a new season called “Who’s Afraid of LaDonna Humphrey.” read more >
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Highfill Faces Financial Disaster, Fights to Keep XNALock Icon

The city of Highfill is suing the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority, seeking to block it from filing a petition to detach from the city. read more >
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‘Where the Money Is’ (Editorial)

Need capital for a new enterprise? Turn your attention to northwest Arkansas. read more >
LaneShift CEO Ryan Hale addressed Metroplan members before they left on a bicycle tour of the Razorback Greenway from the Graduate Hotel in Fayetteville.
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Northwest Bike Boom Inspires More Trails

Other Arkansas cities plan greenways of their own. read more >
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Springdale Hotel Ordered to Pay $25 Million to Trafficking Victim

The judgment against OM Hospitality Inc. is considered to be the largest award in the country involving a hotel accused of negligence in a sex trafficking case. read more >
The Bank of Rogers at 114 S. First St. in Rogers, circa 1910. 
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Historic Site A New Home For Banco Sí

Signature Bank of Arkansas will take over the former Bank of Rogers building, which first opened in 1906, to open a bilingual-staffed banking office. read more >
Chickens on Cooks Venture’s 800-acre farm in Decatur (Benton County). The company, led by Blue Apron co-founder and chef Matthew Wadiak, expects to have their heirloom pasture-raised chicken available direct to consumers and on store shelves starting in July.
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Avian Flu-Free, Fingers CrossedLock Icon

Cooks Venture, which raises hardy free-ranging chickens at the old Peterson Farms grounds in Decatur (Benton County), has a CEO who’s exhaling again after the threat of avian flu had Arkansas poultry producers holding their breath just weeks ago. read more >
Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business.
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UA Economist: Recession Talk ‘Little Bit Premature’

Despite dreary GDP and inflation numbers, Mervin Jebaraj found "significantly positive" signs in two sectors. read more >
Banking & Finance

‘Bank of 1889’ Set to Debut In Berryville

First National Bank of North Arkansas intends to convert to a state bank charter and change its name to Bank of 1889. read more >
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Northwest Arkansas’ Most Expensive Home Sales of 2021Lock Icon

After a record year in 2020 that saw 64 residential homes sell for $1 million or more, northwest Arkansas catapulted over those robust numbers in 2021. read more >
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Record Number of Homes Sold in Northwest Arkansas, Report Says

The new high came despite a significant increase in the average sales price. read more >
Generations Bank currently has nine branches in six Arkansas counties, with a 10th location planned for Bentonville.
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New Generations Bank Coming to Bentonville

Generations Bank of Rogers is adding to its Benton County presence with a planned branch at 600 SW 41st St. in Bentonville. The full-service office represents No. 10 for the $524 million-asset lender. read more >
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Report: Building Permits, Homes Sold Increase in Northwest Arkansas

In northwest Arkansas, building permits have increased, the supply of remaining lots continued to fall and the number of complete but unoccupied houses remains low, according to a new residential real estate market report. read more >
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Arkansas Realtors: May Home Sales Up 10 Percent

Home sales in Arkansas increased by more than 10 percent while the average price of those homes sold increased by more than three percent in May read more >
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Northwest Arkansas Shows Gains in Housing Market

The residential market in northwest Arkansas saw increases across the board in the first half of 2014, according to Arvest Bank's Skyline Report released Thursday. read more >
Ron Pender, left, and Barry Cooksey are building houses in the Clower Farms neighborhood in Rogers and on other OREO lots acquired from Benton County lenders. Banks are working to convert into cash property recovered on failed development loans.
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NW Arkansas Real Estate Rebounds, But Benton County OREO Stacks Up

The northwest Arkansas housing market may be rebounding, but lenders remain a familiar sight among the ownership rolls of residential lots and undeveloped acreage all over Benton County. read more >
Banking & Finance / Real Estate

OREO Totals Remain High 5 Years After

The combined OREO total for the 27 lenders — encompassing property in Benton County, around the state and across the nation — is more than five times greater than the total five years ago: more than $3.9 billion versus $723 million. read more >