Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Feb. 22

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News Briefs


Mayor Lioneld Jordan speaks at a press conference Tuesday in the Fayetteville Public Library lobby announcing a donation of bottled water and other emergency items to the library from Sam’s Club. The library sometimes serves as an emergency location for residents in times of disaster.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Traffic was shut down for a few hours on Sycamore Street near the intersection of College Avenue while crews worked to stop a gas leak Tuesday.

Construction crews recently broke ground on a planned 2,600-square-foot, two-story expansion project at Dickson Street Liquor.

The Walton Arts Center’s expansion plans became a little more clear yesterday, after the results of an almost year-long study were presented to the board of directors at a meeting inside Nadine Baum Studios.

The City Council voted Tuesday night to designate a portion of Joyce Boulevard from College Avenue to Crossover Road as “Honorary Jack Luper Boulevard” in honor of a city employee who died in a construction zone accident on that stretch of road. Here’s a full recap of action taken at last night’s meeting.

Wilco announced a handful of dates on their website this morning, and guess who’s on the list? That’s right. It’s Fayetteville.

Wednesday Events

Baum Stadium: Razorback Baseball – Arkansas vs. Northwestern State
Greenhouse Grille: Sarah Hughes
JJ’s Grill: Mike & Grady
Walton Arts Center: Million Dollar Quartet
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Music Therapy Lecture
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Old time fiddle jam
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Urban Achievers Wii bowling
Fix Ultralounge: Solegroove

Wednesday Meetings

 No meetings listed 

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* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Amy Strope, Anita Gilbreth, Jennifer Stroe Horton, Jessica Coomer, Liz Molesso, Michael Bewley, and Tan Glenn-Harguess.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving is 62, comedian Rachel Dratch is 46, actor Paul Lieberstein (The Office) is 45, singer James Blunt is 38, actress Drew Barrymore is 37, and actor Zach Roerig (The Vampire Diaries) is 27.