Jeanette Darris (left) and Linda Robertson set out some of the items to be displayed at the new Black Rock museum, which will be housed in the former Black Rock High School building.
TD Photo ~ Megan Heyl

Black Rock works to
preserve school buildings

When the city of Black Rock heard the news that its school would consolidate with the Walnut Ridge campus, there was a pang felt throughout the community. For many, it was very hard to let go, for others it was near impossible.

Since then, the city has worked to purchase the historic high school, cafeteria and gymnasium to use for a museum, community center and sports complex, allowing the school to stay alive and serve the city in a whole new way.
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Airport Commission pursues
selling property to BRTC

The Walnut Ridge Airport Commission discussed the possibility of selling the eight acres currently used for the Black River Technical College Fire Training Center to the college.
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Davis, Swirsky among featured
presenters for BATR symposium

The fifth annual Beatles at the Ridge music festival will be held in downtown Walnut Ridge Sept. 18-19 and the lineup for the Artists and Authors Symposium has been announced.
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Work continues at
Stewart Park ball fields

An effort to create an improved sports complex at Stewart Park continues to gain momentum thanks to a joint effort by the city of Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County and numerous volunteers.
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College City road
to be resurfaced

The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for improvements to a roadway in Lawrence County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials.
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