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Erin Enderlin

Conway’s Erin Enderlin kicks off new concert series honoring Johnny Cash

JONESBORO – Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, KASU public radio and the City of Wilson are announcing a summer concert series for those desiring to pull up a chair and relax on a summer evening in the South. The first installment in the concert series, “Live from the Cash Porch,” will feature singer …

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Najeé Fletcher of THINK Coffee

Najeé Fletcher of THINK Coffee Presents: The Daisy Bates

Najeé Fletcher of Conway, Arkansas decided to educate the community and create a home state connection with the launch of the Daisy Bates beverage at THINK Coffee. February is Black History Month. A celebration meant to educate others on the challenges faced by Black individuals and create community awareness of hardships. As a Black woman, …

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How did Toad Suck get its name? We have the scoop!

Arkansas doesn’t have a shortage of unusual town names. There’s Fifty-Six, Pickles Gap, Greasy Corner and Goobertown, but you will always get people’s attention when you mention Toad Suck. In 2012, FindMyPast.com surveyed its users in seven English speaking countries and asked them to pick the “most embarrassing or unfortunate town name” from a short …

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Patrick Lewis volunteers to direct Heroes for Hope Race and Toad Suck Race to raise funding for kids

CONWAY, Ark. March. 14, 2018 – The Children’s Advocacy Alliance (CAA) plans for the biggest KidsFest to date and Heroes for Hope Race supporting abused and neglected children of Central Arkansas. CAA board member and Regions Vice President Commercial Banking Relationship Manager Patrick Lewis leads planning of 2019 Heroes for Hope Race. “Children never choose …

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Q&A with playwright and actor Aidan Eslinger

Aidan Eslinger Productions will host “Sister Secrets, the Stage Play” at the University of Central Arkansas in the Ida Waldran Auditorium on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. According to a press release, “Aidan Eslinger is a 13-year-old writer, playwright, producer, and director. He has been writing professionally since he was 8 years old. …

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Streetside Creperie

Why Streetside Creperie Makes is making Conway a Better Place to Live

Though it’s in heart of downtown Conway, it’s all too easy to pass by Streetside Creperie without noticing. Located in a tiny brick building on Front Street, the homey breakfast restaurant seems like shouldn’t work: seating is limited,  the restaurant is closed by mid-afternoon, and the owners, Arkansas natives Lesley Waterson and Spencer Pearson, are …

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