Check out the latest news from around Arkansas! Every day, we’ll bring you some of the best news bits from around the Internet.
- On Memorial Day, retired Army Colonel Brad Welch and his wife purchased thousands of flags and placed them on each graveside at Fayetteville National Cemetery. Welch referred this act of kindness to the service motto of “No soldier left behind.”
- For most teenagers, the rapidly growing social networking app TikTok is a casual source of jokes, dance videos and cooking tutorials. However, for Arkansas native Paige Mackenzie, TikTok is the hopeful beginning to her career. And as she’s grown her TikTok platform to more than six million followers and her Instagram to more than 330 thousand, it looks like she is on the right track.
- Chad Burris, an Alma native, has landed the Broadway roles of Olaf in Frozen and more recently as Damien on Mean Girls. Now that he has been sent home from the theater due to COVID-19, Burris is making the most of his quarantine by teaching up and coming actors and actresses through Internet classes.
- Tesla and SpaceX CEO Musk announced the birth of his and Grime’s first baby boy in the beginning of May. Originally, the baby was called X Æ A-12 Musk – which posed an issue in their home state of California, where names can only use the 26 alphabetical characters of the English language. The baby’s new name is made up of Roman numerals, which Musk notes “looks better tbh.”
- The U.S. Census Bureau reported on May 21 that Bentonville is the fifth fastest-growing city with over 50,000 residents in the United States. With a population increase of 7.4 percent, Bentonville grew to 54,909 residents from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019.