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NLR prepares for Arkansas River crest


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The city of North Little Rock is preparing for the worst flooding since 1986.

The base of the Big Dam Bridge in North Little Rock will look a lot different by Friday. The entire area including the river trail and the Burns Park soccer fields will be completely submerged under water.

The National Weather Service in Little Rock predicts the Arkansas River will crest at Little Rock Friday afternoon.

Ahead of the threat, the city of North Little Rock is barricading roads and securing soccer goals and bleachers at Burns Park.

At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, the stage was 18.5 feet. The river is forecasted to rise above flood stage Friday morning and crest at 23.2 feet that afternoon.

The highest the river has reached in nearly 30 years.

"It's going to be about three feet higher by Friday than it was two or three weeks ago."

Legends in Argenta Festival Features Great Art, Delicious Food, & The Best Live Music

Legends in Argenta Festival Features Great Art, Delicious Food, & The Best Live Music

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Legends in Argenta, presented by 107 Liquor, will be held at The Argenta Plaza, 520 Main St., in the Argenta Arts District.

This free, family-friendly event takes place Saturday, May 30 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

There will be live entertainment by Runaway Planet, The Beckham Brothers Band, FreeVerse, ReCreation Studios & Cirque Arts and Paul Prater. The Waffle Wagon and Agrilla the Bun food trucks will be on hand for all your hunger needs. Diamond Bear Brewing Company and Moody Brews will be there to quench your thirst. There will also be local arts/crafts vendors for a unique shopping experience.

This is a fundraiser for the third annual Legends of Arkansas coming up on Saturday, September 19. Argenta events are possible because of sponsors 107 Liquor, Argenta Arts District, Argenta Downtown Council, Moody Brews, Diamond Bear and Rock Town Distillery.

Honoring the fallen on Memorial Day


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Hundreds gathered at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery on Monday to honor the sacrifice of those who paid the ultimate price for freedom and recognize their families left behind.

"Today we honor those gold star families, we honor those who have served, whether with ribbons or whether just with sacrifice," said Governor Asa Hutchinson.

It's a day that's never easy for Kimberly Dunham and her two sons. Eight years ago they said goodbye to a loving husband, and a proud father.

"He served in Iraq and was killed in Baghdad on May 24, 2007," said Dunham. "Yesterday marked our 8th anniversary for his life," said Dunham.

For the Dunhams, every Memorial Day serves as a day of reflection - time to gather with other families who've lost loved ones, those who have paid the ultimate price.

Legends in Argenta Festival Features Great Art, Delicious Food, & The Best Live Music

Legends in Argenta Festival Features Great Art, Delicious Food, & The Best Live Music

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Legends in Argenta, presented by 107 Liquor, will be held at The Argenta Plaza, 520 Main St, in the Argenta Arts District.

NLR sales tax phone poll raises questions


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- Phone calls went out to North Little Rock residents, asking if they would support a new one percent sales tax. It's a survey that's raising questions.

If you live in North Little Rock, you may have already received a call says North Little Rock Chamber President Terry Hartwick.

"We're seeing if the voters would like to have this."

Hartwick says the city is proposing a plan that would bring the Arkansas Arts Center across the river.

"We got great land, it's easy to get to get to. The access. Not only that but the pride North Little Rock citizens would have to have something like this in our city."

"For the past several months, the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation has been conducting research as part of a long-term strategic planning process."

Marines to conduct Memorial weekend, 60-mile hike

Marines to conduct Memorial weekend, 60-mile hike

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The United States Reserve Marines has a special mission for this 2015 Memorial Day weekend. 

This unit, which is based at Camp Pike in North Little Rock will be hiking from Hot Springs to Little Rock on May 24 and 25.  This 60-mile hike will begin at 5 a.m. Sunday and is expected to end by 5 p.m. Monday. The starting point will be at the Veterans Memorial Park in Hot Springs and will end at the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock. 

This event is an India Company tradition dating back to the late 1940s. It is used to raise awareness while commemorating India Company's history and testing the physical and mental endurance of Marines. 

Upcoming in Argenta

Upcoming in Argenta

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Events coming up in Argenta include:

May 22-23: Diamond Bear Brewery offers public tours of the brewery at 5 p.m. on Fridays, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Saturday and Sundays. During the tour they offer samples of their award winning beers to visitors over the age of 21 (and have root beer for those under 21).