Daily Flyer: Thursday, July 18, 2013

5-day Weather Forecast

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News Briefs

Traffic on I-540 was backed up Wednesday morning near Wedington Drive.

Photo by Channing Barker, KNWA

State police are investigating a body found early Wednesday morning on Interstate 540, near the Wedington Drive overpass. Investigators aren’t sure whether the person was struck by a car while crossing the interstate or jumped from the overhead bridge.

Officials will soon break ground on a new Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center near the Wedington exit of Interstate 540 in Fayetteville.

Walgreens patrons will soon have a new location to shop at in west Fayetteville. A new store is being built at the corner of Rupple Road and Wedington Drive.

Circuit Judge Doug Martin announced he will run for the open Division 1 position in the 4th Judicial District, which includes Washington and Madison counties.

Thursday Events

7 a.m.  Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Will Gunselman
7 p.m.  Foghorn’s: Jamie Wolf
7 p.m.  Gulley Park: Wheeler Brothers
7 p.m.  Powerhouse Seafood: Got it Covered
7 p.m.  Jose’s: Isayah’s Allstars
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Ocie Fisher & Delta Soul
8 p.m.  Kingfish: Airloom
8 p.m.  UARK Bowl: Comedy open mic night
9 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Band Of Heathens
9 p.m.  The Phoenix: Arkansauce / National Park Radio
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Mix Tenn

Thursday Meetings

3 p.m.Policemen’s Pension and Relief Board of Trustees *City Hall, Room 326
4:30 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour *City Hall, Room 111
6:30 p.m.Southeast Fayetteville Community CenterYvonne Richardson Center

Thursday Birthdays

Locals/Expats: Brian Sorensen, Daniel Jacobs, Camilla Medders, Josh Austin, Brittney Spurlock, Brandy McNair, Virginia Vega, Mekenna Scott, Matej Barat, Randy Edwards, Traci Wyatt, Meagan Sellmeyer, Jackson Williams and Robin McClelland.
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Others: Director Paul Verhoeven is 75, country singer Ricky Skaggs is 59, actress Elizabeth McGovern is 52, keyboardist John Hermann of Widespread Panic is 51, actor Vin Diesel is 46, rapper M.I.A. is 38, actress Kristen Bell is 33 and singer Ryan Cabrera is 31.