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76th White River Water Carnival schedule released

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and festival sponsors have announced the schedule of events slated for the 76th White River Water Carnival in Batesville. The 2019 schedule of events is as follows: 11 a.m.: Opening of Vendors, Food Trucks, River City Cruiser’s Car Show,...

Tickets still available to see Lee Greenwood’s Sept. 7 performance at UACCB

Tickets are still available to see Lee Greenwood in concert at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Independence Hall auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are now available for purchase online. Greenwood is an icon...

Main Street Batesville’s 2019 Farm to Table Dinner set for Sept. 21

Main Street Batesville (MSB) has announced plans for the 2019 Farm to Table Dinner. This year, the event’s presenting sponsor is Merchants & Planters Bank. Proceeds will benefit MSB and support its efforts. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21. Hors d’ oeuvres and...

Results of the 76th annual White River Bass Classic

Photos in order of first to fifth place, the last photo is of the scholarship winners.  The 76th Annual Tommy Clark – Royce Varnell – Ernie Daniel White River Bass Classic was held Saturday, Aug. 10 on the White River. Anglers were able to launch at...

LISTEN: Comedy show to benefit St. Jude slated for Friday night at The Duck Blind

Pictured: Patrick Moody, event organizer Patrick Moody dropped by the studio and visited with White River Now's Big Daddy Randy Alan about the upcoming St. Jude comedy show benefit scheduled for Friday, Aug. 16 at The Duck Blind. All proceeds go to St. Jude's Children's Research...

Mountains, Music, and Motorcycles annual event marks 15 years

Riding enthusiasts agree: some of the best motorcycling in America is in the Ozarks.  Built on that simple premise, a festival organized fifteen years ago with no budget and heavily dependent on volunteers. The first event drew about 350 motorcyclists. Now, thousands of bikers...

Smokin’ on the White BBQ Contest to take place at 76th White River Water Carnival

The Smokin’ on the White BBQ Championship is set to kick off on Sept. 6 and 7 at Riverside Park in conjunction with the 76th White River Water Carnival. This year’s contest will be dual sanctioned with the Memphis BBQ Network and the Kansas City...

Museum to reflect on “Main Street Memories” during upcoming event

The Old Independence Regional Museum will celebrate the history of downtown Batesville, Saturday, Aug. 24, with "Main Street Memories." During the evening, ten people will gather and share memories they have from specific moments on Main Street in downtown Batesville. Those participating are Fred Wann, Lucy...

Historic Main Street Batesville building transformed into a modern, luxury hotel

Photo from The Royal on Main Facebook page A historic commercial building that was built in 1897 has been transformed into a luxury modern hotel in downtown Batesville. The Royal on Main is located on Main Street and has eight modern, luxury suites. Each suite includes a mixture...

BAAC to hold reception for Summer Art Camp exhibit

Students who took part in creating art at the Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC)'s Summer Art Camp this year learned about artists Johannes Vermeer, Edgar Degas, Frida Kahlo, Georges Seurat, and Leonardo Da Vinci. Camp participants created projects inspired by these artists using a variety...

LISTEN: Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen visits about this weekend’s line-up of pageants at UACCB

Miss White River Outstanding Teen and Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen Sarah Cate Lay  (pictured, with White River Now's Big Daddy Randy Alan) recently visited the studios of the White River Now family of radio stations to discuss her experiences in pageants, her platform of...