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Independence County Library Summer Reading Program registration begins June 3

Children ages zero to 12 will explore all things space this summer as the Independence County Library presents “A Universe of Stories” during their Summer Reading Program. Activities will include stories, crafts, singing, and more. Children may register anytime during the month of June at...

LISTEN: Mandi Curtwright talks about Saturday’s Southern Food Festival in downtown Batesville

Main Street Batesville's Mandi Curtwright (pictured) recently stopped by the studios of White River Now's radio family to talk this Saturday's Southern Food Festival. The festival will kick-off with the Main Street Batesville Farmers Market in the Pocket Park at 8 a.m. with other vendors...

Batesville’s West Elementary Water Gun Run 5k was a “huge hit”

Photo credit: West Elementary School Facebook page. Thursday, May 16, West Magnet Elementary of the Batesville School District hosted a 5k Water Gun Run/Walk to raise funds to benefit a new school playground. 92 runners participated plus 70 kids ran. The fundraising events contributed $3,697 to...

Lee Greenwood to perform at UACCB Sept. 7

Lee Greenwood, the country artist who wrote and performed the song "God Bless the U.S.A." along with many others, will be in concert at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) this September, according to a release from First Community Bank and...

Batesville Area Chamber holds ribbon cuttings for Coca-Cola mural, Holy Cow Burger Company

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated two ribbon cuttings in downtown. On May 9, members of the community gathered to celebrate the restoration of the historic Coca-Cola mural located at the intersection of Main Street and Central Avenue. The century-old mural was restored...

LISTEN: “School’s Out” celebration coming up at Batesville Motor Speedway

Mooney Starr and Drew Milton pictured.  Drew Milton of Tooth Be Told Pediatric Dentistry and Mooney Starr of Batesville Motor Speedway stopped by White River Now and visited with Chad Whitaker about the upcoming "School's Out" celebration at Batesville Motor Speedway.

Saltzman Scholarship recipients announced

The Batesville Community Theater and the Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) have announced this year’s recipients of the John & Donna Saltzman Scholarships. The John & Donna Saltzman Award is given to a graduating senior from both Batesville and Southside High School, who have shown...

Main Street Batesville plans for Southern Food Festival

After two successful years of hosting the Southern Food Festival, Main Street Batesville will do it again on Saturday, June 1. The festival will kick-off with the Main Street Batesville Farmers Market in the Pocket Park at 8 a.m. with other vendors opening on the...

LISTEN: Danny Dozier dropped by to talk about a giveaway benefiting the downtown Maxfield Park project

Danny Dozier visited with White River Now's Ken Loggains to talk about a Spartan Mower giveaway to benefit the Maxfield Park Project in Downtown Batesville. Listen below to learn more.

Big Coca-Cola mural in Batesville equals big opportunities for Lyon students

Lyon College art students have been busy the past few weeks repainting the historic Coca-Cola mural in downtown Batesville. Painting on approximately a 30-by-90 foot canvas brings big opportunities for the students, including Coca-Cola paying them for their work. “Having this on your resume ...

LISTEN: Main Street Batesville’s Mandi Curtwright talks Farmers Market 2019

It's that time of the year for the Farmers Market in downtown Batesville. The Main Street Batesville Farmers Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 4, in Pocket Park. The market will be open from 8 a.m. until noon on the first and...