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A new way for single Arkansans to meet attracting hundreds

A new way for single Arkansans to meet attracting hundreds


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "I'm a single dad," Matt Mittlestat said. Bryant Steele added, "I've been divorced for a little over two years." "My ex-husband deployed and I really don't have a support system in Arkansas at all," Whitney Chase said. These are three different people with similar stories.

"A friend of mine told me I needed to join this singles group. I was like no, and everybody has the same thing, you tell them singles group and it's like oh no! I don't want to be in no singles group," Steele explained. But Steele soon discovered the group was unlike any group he's been a part of before. He said, "I still wasn't ready to date. I was mentally and emotionally damaged."

More Arkansans buying local

More Arkansans buying local


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- The US Department of Agriculture reports that Arkansas is the 6th fastest growing state in the country to increase its number of farmers markets. Within the last decade, the number of farmers markets in the state has tripled from 28 to 97.

Lance Cummings says he has seen markets expand across Little Rock. "We've got such a network of small growers that you can attribute that to the number of markets that are sprouting up." He says his family has been working at the Little Rock Farmer's market for 26 years now. "Being here for so long you build relationships and you have customers that come back to you specifically because they like the taste of what you're growing."

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Spurred by a recent groundswell of entrepreneurial activity in Arkansas, the Arkansas Secretary of State has partnered with the Information Network of Arkansas and created a website that helps first-time entrepreneurs find out how to open a business in the state.

Model casting for Bridal Savoir Faire

Model casting for Bridal Savoir Faire

Bridal Savoir Faire takes place on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Cypress Meadows Plantation Wedding & Event Center from 3-6 PM and producers are now casting models.  This year's runway show is sponsored by Ann's Bridal in Searcy and will also showcase several local designers including fashion labels Deco Rose Couture, N’cholé Féroce, Richie Clark Clothing, LOVE R.O.C.S., AnJanell Fashion, Chavon Shree and designer Nichelle Terry.  The show will feature bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses and men's tuxedo and groom suit styles.

New Diamond Bear brewing location opening soon

New Diamond Bear brewing location opening soon

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The kegs are running low at Diamond Bear Brewing Company. We are looking at a shortage of the locally produced beer for a little while, but the silver lining is it is all part of a move to a bigger facility. Plus the promise of some new things to offer.

The new location is very close to opening, and they are hoping to start doing practice brews this week. The new spot will also have a restaurant. All the owner will say at this time is that it is going to open soon, and by the look of things, it is going to be really soon.

The name of Diamond Bear's new restaurant is the Arkansas Ale House. Right now, the menu is set, and they're experimenting with different ingredients to see what works best. One of the signature menu items is bratwurst.

HomeGoods under construction at the Promenade at Chenal

HomeGoods under construction at the Promenade at Chenal

WEST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Promenade at Chenal) – Construction has officially begun for a 24,000 square foot HomeGoods store  at The Promenade at Chenal, giving Little Rock a new reason to Be Happy. The new store will be located on one of the shopping centers out parcels just across from McDonald’s.

HomeGoods is a one-stop shopping destination that showcases an ever-changing assortment of high-quality, unique home fashions and finest home basics from around the world. Shoppers can choose from brand and designer names, and distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces in an easy-to-shop environment, all at extraordinary values—every day. HomeGoods offers exciting home décor options for every room in the home and for every sense of style. The store is scheduled to open Fall 2014. (See construction photo attached for media use)

74 new jobs, $60 million expansion coming to North Little Rock

74 new jobs, $60 million expansion coming to North Little Rock

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Ben E. Keith, a distributor of food service products, today announced plans to build a new, expanded North Little Rock facility. The company will invest $60 million in a new 300,000-square-foot facility that will be the company's Mid-South Regional Headquarters. Through the expansion, the company will add 74 new jobs and retain 260 current jobs at an average wage of $33.75 per hour.

The expansion is made possible through a $1.5 million grant through the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA). Matt Erskine, EDA's deputy assistant secretary of commerce, joined Governor Mike Beebe, Ben E. Keith's leadership, representatives of Arkansas' congressional delegation and local leaders to announce EDA's grant commitment.