Times in Rural, Small Communities Keep on Changing
It’s no secret Northwest Arkansas is rapidly expanding. Smaller communities from Centerton to Jasper are in the middle of land rushes as people creep to the area. This part of the state has a net gain of 30 people a day and its population has grown about 20% since 2010, according to the Northwest Arkansas Council. Stories are reported from the Bruce and Ann Applegate News Studio at the Carver Center for Public Radio.