Local news: Thursday 4/23

New WAC Prez
The Walton Arts Center got a new CEO. Read about it here on the Flyer or check out what everyone else is saying in “Walton Arts Center hires veteran arts executive as CEO” (NWA Times), “Walton Arts Center Director Debuts” (Morning News)

Hold that deck
The Washington County courthouse parking deck is on hold. Why? Something about bid vs. no-bid contracts. Uh oh. See “Judge Halts County Construction Plans” (Morning News) and “County sued over bidding:…” (NWA Times) for more.

Man slits throat in Walmart
His own throat: “Man Who Slit Throat At Store Dies” (Morning News), “Police: Man Cut Throat At Walmart” (Morning News)

Shakeup at Woodland
A teacher says he pushed a student because he was jumped from behind. He was suspended and his future is unknown. Full story here: “Contract of suspended Woodland teacher not renewed for 2009-10” (NWA Times)