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WATCH: Maxfield Park — A White River Now Exclusive

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White River Now had an opportunity to visit with the vice president of Main Street Batesville and the man leading the Maxfield Park project, Danny Dozier. Dozier gave an exclusive tour and shared the rich history and unique intricacies of the up-and-coming city park. Maxfield...

Bean Fest and Outhouse Races coming Oct. 25-26 to Mountain View

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

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

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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...

‘Crawfish for a Cause’ coming April 28

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The second annual Crawfish for a Cause is coming Saturday, April 28, to 8005 Harrison St., between Sulphur Rock and Magness. The event will begin at 1 p.m. and feature music; live and silent auctions; fellowship; activities; and lots of crawfish. There will be...

Dolly Parton Imagination Library coming to Stone County

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A new library program is coming to Mountain View Elementary, and school patrons are invited to celebrate its upcoming launch. Children in Stone County up to the age of five will be the beneficiaries of Dolly’s Imagination Library. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book-gifting...

Mountains, Music, and Motorcycles annual event marks 15 years

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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...

Ozark Gateway’s Cathy Drew inducted into Hall of Fame

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Tourism industry partners from across the state came together this week for the 44th Annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism in West Memphis. On Monday, March 12, 2018, Gov. Asa Hutchinson inducted Batesville native Cathy Drew into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame. Drew...

City of Mountain View announces Independence Day events

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The City of Mountain View announces a full schedule of events for Independence Day and Saturday, July 6. Independence Day events kick-off with a patriotic ceremony on the Square at 9:45 a.m followed by the Red, White and Blue Parade at 10 a.m. Live music entertainment...

New Southside restaurant celebrates opening with Chamber ribbon cutting

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Oscar’s Smokehouse & Grill, Thursday, Nov, 30. Oscar’s Smokehouse & Grill is located 39 Jones Dr. in Southside. Jones Drive is directly past the Southside Harps Foods location on Batesville Boulevard. Oscar’s Smokehouse &...

LISTEN: John 3:17 Ministries talks about this weekend’s “Harmonizing for Hope”

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Jordan Shaw (pictured, left), Amanda Tuggle (center), and Brandi Ford (right) from John 3:17 Ministries were recently in the studios of the White River Now family of radio stations to chat about their fundraising event coming this weekend at Believers Community Church in Batesville. "Harmonizing...

Citizens Bank Travel Club visits Marlsgate; releases 2018 Calendar of Events

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Marlsgate Plantation, a stately columned Greek Revival Mansion located at Scott, was the site of the most recent excursion of the Citizens Bank Travel Club.  Marlsgate owners Beau and Martha Ellen Talbot hosted a luncheon and tour for 55 members of the Travel Club. Ground...