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IMPACT announces next community meeting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The IMPACT Independence County Planning Committee has announced that the next community meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10 from 6-7 p.m. in Independence Hall on the UACCB campus.

The final results of the IMPACT survey will be revealed at the community meeting, and the planning committee will give information to those interested in serving on an IMPACT Independence County committee. Chairs and co-chairs for each committee will be nominated, and dates for future committee meetings will be determined.

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Center for Community and Economic Development will provide a training on Thursday, Sept. 17 at UACCB in Room 104 at 6 p.m. for the selected chair and co-chairs for each IMPACT committee.

UCA observes National Campus Safety Awareness Month

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas will observe National Campus Safety Awareness Month in September with weekly events designed to promote safety across the university campus. This is the sixth time the university has observed National Campus Safety Awareness Month.

“Campus safety is everyone’s business and we depend on each and every member of the campus community to take an active role in keeping our campus, and each other, safe,” said UCA Police Chief Larry James. “We are partnering with several departments and student organizations to provide the programming and events during National Campus Safety Awareness Month.”

UCA Theatre to host Katie Campbell for puppetry workshop series

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Alpha Psi Omega, University of Central Arkansas’s honorary theatre society, will host Katie Campbell to present a public lecture, “What is Puppetry?” on Saturday, September 19.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held at the Bridges/Larson Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts Center at 6:00 p.m.

Campbell is a director, actor, playwright, puppeteer, and teaching artist. Her shadow puppet play, “The Ugly Duckling,” has revived a 2015 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant and national attention.

“The opportunity to have Katie Campbell teach these workshops is exciting because it explores a different facet of theatre. This knowledge will expand and diversify our theatre skills, and I know it will inspire Alpha Psi Omega, theatre students, and all who attend,” states Jordyn Daniels, UCA Theatre senior and Alpha Psi Omega president. 

How 'Toad Suck' in Conway got its name

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -Arkansas is no stranger to unique names.

With towns named Hog Jaw, Stumptoe and Turkey Scratch, the state certainly knows how to grab people's attention.

"We have a lot of history."

In a town sprinkled with character, from its people to its bedroom communities, one name stands alone: Toad Suck.

"I believe it came around about 1985."

But where does a one-of-a-kind name like that come from? THV11 made it our mission to find out.

"I have no idea. No I don't know the origin. I think it means fun."

Since no one on the streets of Toad Suck could help us with the information we were looking for, we decided to pull up a chair and do our own research at the local library.

Environmentally friendly food cart reopens

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, the food car craze is has made a comeback in Conway.

Green Cart Deli re-opened on Saturday, August 29. The rolling deli and hot dog cart decided to set up shop in The Flower Booth located off Amity Road. What makes this food cart unique, is that it runs completely off solar power, making it a one-of-a-kind in Arkansas.

"It was one of the first...it was the first in Conway, and I think it kind of grew from there. And also the aspect of all the environmental...just everything it brings, it brings goodness," said Co-owner of Green Cart Deli Steve Giese.

The owners say they plan to set up behind the Conway Commons shopping center for the time being.

THV In Your Town hits Conway

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The THV11 crew was live in Downtown Conway all day on Friday for this month's THV In Your Town.

Watch the video for more!



Arkansas Pineapple Whip: A Conway favorite

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - There's something special in Conway that keeps bringing people back for more.

Yes you've all heard of things like Stoby's cheese dip, but there's a cold treat in Conway that has Arkansans making the trek back time and time again.

Something so simple, so distinctive, regular customer Thatch Unruh says it's tough to label it with any recognizable category, other than its own.

"It's not ice cream and it's not a snow-cone and so it's just addicting."

Brooke Wright feels the same way.

"It's not like the creamy flavor of ice cream, but it's not like sherbet or yogurt. It's creamy pineapple."

It's truly love at first bite.

Arkansas Pineapple Whip is a familiar summer destination for many people in Conway.