James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’ to sail onto Melba’s big screen as part of theater’s anniversary

The Melba Theater in Batesville will be hosting a red carpet celebration to mark its third year of being open since the renovation completion. The 2019 Anniversary Celebration will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, and will feature the 1997 classic film, "Titanic." James Cameron's "Titanic,"...

LISTEN: Lyndal Waits talks Kiwanis Youth Football and Cheerleading program registration

Lyndal Waits with the Batesville Kiwanis Club visited with Big Daddy Randy Alan this morning in the studios of White River Now's radio family about the upcoming registration for the club's Youth Football and Cheerleading programs. Registration will be 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each...

Cave City Watermelon Festival a big success

An overhead image of the crowd of vehicles at this year's Cave City Watermelon Festival taken by Gregg and Debbie Asberry via the festival's Facebook page The 2019 Cave City Watermelon Festival was a definite success with huge crowds on Friday and Saturday. “It has been...

Batesville Area Chamber announces details for 76th White River Water Carnival coming Sept. 7

Lots of summertime fun is planned for the 76th White River Water Carnival which will be held Sept. 7, at Batesville’s Riverside Park.  “The theme of this year’s carnival is ‘Summer Forever,’” Kyle Christopher, tourism director for the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, noted in...

Cave City Celebrates with the 40th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival

Since 1980, Cave City has celebrated the World’s Sweetest Watermelons with an atmosphere of fun, family and music. The town is gearing up to host the 40th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival this week, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 10 a.m. Friday,...

Jackson County Community Theater to present production of “The Music Man”

Jackson County Community Theater kicks off their first-ever performance with the classic family-friendly musical, The Music Man, by Meredith Willson. The play, described in a press release as a "...colorful, funny, and heart-warming production featuring singing, dancing, and acting," will run from Thursday, Aug....

Fulton County Fair to celebrate 100 years when it kicks off Saturday

The Fulton County Fair is “Celebrating 100 Years of Fulton County’s Best” and have planned a full week of fair events for area residents when the event kicks off with the annual Fulton County Fair Queen and Junior Fair Queen Pageants and the Talent...

Batesville Area Arts Council to host summer arts camp

The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a summer art camp for kids July 22 through July 26 where students will learn about a variety of important artists, and practice different art techniques with instructor Morgun Henson. Students entering grades kindergarten through second can attend...

LISTEN:”The Heat is On 8k” this weekend

Johnathan Dorris with the White River Road Runners stopped by the White River Now studios and visited with Big Daddy Randy Alan about their event this weekend, "The Heat is On 8k." The event will be followed with an after party at the Batesville Aquatics...

LISTEN: Sharp County Fair coming up July 30-August 3

The Sharp County Fair has been set for July 30 through August 3 at the fairgrounds, just outside Ash Flat.   Of course, there will be the “old” and the “new" and many county fair standards will be a part of the big week. Fair president Murphy...

Independence County Fair set for next week

The 99th annual edition of the Independence County Fair will begin Monday, July 15, and run through Saturday, July 20, at the Independence County Fairgrounds in Batesville. The event will feature rides, farm animals, commercial exhibits, veteran’s appreciation, live entertainment, pageants, and more. The main stage...