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Download the new, free app from White River Now, featuring up-to-date local news, live streams

It’s now easier than ever to keep up-to-date with the latest local news and to stay connected with your favorite local radio stations. The White River Now media family has released the all-new White River Now mobile app for your iPhone and Android. The free...

Oaks 7 Cinema in Batesville to re-open next month; new seats, sound, and more planned

Work will soon begin on a major revamp for the area's only multi-screen theater, the Oaks 7 Cinema at 2250 Harrison St. in Batesville. The theater closed earlier this month after the Oaks II Center did not renew its lease with the cinema's previous tenant,...

Batesville Area Arts Council hosting Art-Yoga-Wine night Jan. 23

The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) is partnering with Yoga-7 Studio to host an Art-Yoga-Wine night on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. at the BAAC Gallery on Main, 226 E. Main St. BAAC said in a release the event will feature a 15-20 minute...

Citizens Bank hosts ‘Celebrate America’ in Riverside Park, Thursday, July 4

“Celebrate America,” the annual Fourth of July celebration of our nation’s founding, will be hosted by Citizens Bank for the 22nd consecutive year on Thursday, July 4, at Riverside Park in Batesville. A full afternoon and evening of fun, food and music is scheduled along...

Drone footage of Riverside Park in Batesville

Riverside Park in Batesville, Ark. is one of the prettiest Christmas displays in the state. The display was revealed on November 22, 2017 and cars have been touring the park nonstop.  Visitors can walk through the display and even enjoy a carriage ride. Drone footage...

Crye-Leike’s “Twas the Lights Before Christmas” underway

Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center’s third annual “Twas the Lights Before Christmas” contest is currently underway. This year, it’s a Christmas photo contest. Contestants should use their imagination to stand out from the crowd. It could be a photo of anything Christmas-related from the Elf...

37th annual Arkansas Bean Fest and Championship Outhouse Races

A hint of autumn in the air means outhouse racers are being constructed and bean recipes are being perfected for the Bean Fest and Outhouse Races to be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26 in Mountain View. Now in its 37th year, the festival has...

Eagle Mountain kindergarten students spread Christmas cheer through carols

Featured image: Eagle Mountain Elementary students in the lobby of First Community Bank during this week's Christmas carols outing. Kindergarten students at Eagle Mountain Elementary recently spent an afternoon singing Christmas carols at Woodlawn Nursing and First Community Bank in Batesville. Participating classes included Gena Barker's...

Winner of Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center’s Christmas photo contest announced

Dianne Palmer Reed (pictured above, center, with White River Now's Butch Ketz, left, and Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center's Lackey Moody) is the winner of the third annual Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center's Christmas photo contest. Reed's winning photo (below) was posted on the Crye-Leike...

ASU-Newport to feature ‘shattered glass’ workshop

Students can take broken glass and turn it into art at Arkansas State University-Newport (ASUN).  Local artist Julie Reardon is coming to ASUN to teach both children and adults to create unique creations from shattered glass. The class, “Spring is in the Air,” is scheduled...

Exhibition featuring local artist underway at BAAC Gallery on Main; reception scheduled for Friday

The Batesville Area Arts Council is presenting Back to the Basics, an exhibition by Aline McCracken, at the BAAC Gallery on Main, 226 E. Main St., through Feb. 29. This exhibition features a series of watercolors, exploring beauty found in everyday simple objects: locally grown...