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NW Arkansas apartments going up; vacancies to rise

Some cities in Northwest Arkansas are steadily seeing apartment complexes spring up across the landscape, and the growth doesn't show signs of letting up.

In Arkansas, gun-sale splurge not seen

2 weapon dealers not expecting run

While mass shootings like the one in Las Vegas have typically resulted in increased gun sales nationally, some Arkansas firearms dealers say they don't anticipate a run on rifles or pistols until there's serious talk of legislation to restrict ownership of certain firearms or accessories.

Parties in Sager Creek's sale sued

Pay up, grower tells seller, buyer

Del Monte Foods Inc., the seller of Sager Creek Vegetable Co., and McCall Farms Inc., the buyer, are both being sued by a Mississippi vegetable grower that said it's owed nearly $1.2 million for its produce and neither party is paying up.

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Siloam Springs plant to close, 238 jobs end

An Arkansas vegetable production plant employing more than 230 workers is closing after owner Del Monte Foods said it's selling its subsidiary Sager Creek Vegetable to McCall Farms Inc.

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Pump untethers lab animals

$1.4M grant helping firm develop tiny drug-delivery device

Fayetteville-based SFC Fluidics Inc. received $1.4 million in research funding to develop a tiny, implantable, wireless pump to deliver drugs to small lab animals for use in medical testing.

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Gunsmith to customize Glocks

Can rig out popular but plain handgun, Wilson Combat says

BERRYVILLE -- Wilson Combat -- known for its custom 1911 pistols made with metal frames, grips fashioned from exotic materials and hefty price tags -- is now offering custom gunsmithing work on Glock handguns.

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Slim Chickens open till 1 a.m. at 8 drive-thrus

While drive-thrus aren't typically part of a fast-casual restaurant's bag of tricks, from its inception, Slim Chickens has banked on serving drive-up customers.

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Car-Mart CEO will exit post, enter adviser role

To Henderson role Will shift to adviser Henderson to get Car-Mart vet role

Hank Henderson, CEO of America's Car-Mart, said he will step down as the company's top officer at the end of the year -- and the company reported first-quarter results that barely missed analysts' estimates for profit and revenue.

Arkansans contrive faster ammo-maker

Avid sportsman and gun dealer Jason Pruett of Blytheville started a small ammunition-making business a few years ago, producing complete cartridges with a single pull on the arm of his Dillon press. Then his arm got tired -- really tired.

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Dogs at offices in Arkansas? It's heads or tails

Some people love them, some hate them, some just sneeze

Mr. Frunkles, a young Welsh corgi, waits by the front door to greet all visitors, regardless of species. Maddie Cate, a shy schnauzer, sits in a sheltered spot, keeping a close eye on her human who works at the reception desk. Alli, a black Labrador retriever, barges through a door left slightly ajar, making sure a meeting in progress doesn't need her input.

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