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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.

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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.

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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.

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State and city leaders welcome incoming college students in Conway

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV)- The city of Conway brought local and state leaders together on Sunday to welcome some of the city's newest additions to their college campuses.

The city held its 20th Annual Fall College Day at True Holiness Saints Center.

Dozens of city leaders came to welcome students from Hendrix, Central Baptist College and the University of Central Arkansas. Judges, police officials and state political leaders all attended the event to recognize the importance of a group that makes up 25 percent of the city.

Governor Asa Hutchinson joined the gathering on Sunday to explain why it's important to support students who are pursuing a higher education. "We have a lot of people going to college, but we don't have enough finishing college."

Conway ArtsFest in need of volunteers

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The 2015 ArtsFest in Conway is right around the corner, and volunteers are needed to make the week-long festival a success.

On Sunday, the Conway Alliance for the Arts held a public meeting for those interested in lending a hand, as well as artists interested in selling their work. Those in charge of the event say they encourage those in the community to get involved whether it's by showcasing their talents or simply volunteering their time.

"We just want to get people interested and people involved. So, we feel the best thing to do with the arts, is to get people here and give them an idea of the help we are looking for," said Beth Wilson Norwood, chair of ArtsFest 2015.

Restaurant on Central Arkansas campus plans to sell alcohol

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees has approved a lease for an on-campus restaurant that plans to sell alcohol.

The restaurant will be in Donaghey Hall. The hall is a four-story, two-building development that is under construction with completion expected by fall 2016.

Other businesses in the building will include the Blue Sail Coffee shop, Uncle T's Deli-Market and Grocery, and Textbook Brokers Inc. while the top three floors of the hall will provide housing for UCA students who are sophomores and above.

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