Carroll County

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In 2018, a Missouri private equity fund manager purchased over 600 acres of wilderness in southern Carroll County on the Kings River Watershed for a million dollars. He split the parcels into Limited Liability Companies, prospected the land for minerals, alarming residents and drawing attention of state and county officials. The manager this winter suddenly decided to sell off the land, which was placed under conservation easement deeds with outlier land trusts, re-appraised, then offered on the market to pools of investors seeking tax shelters.

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A half dozen captive bears rescued by Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Carroll County are finding out what it is like to be wild bears inside their new constructed forest habitat.

Courtesy / LRUSACE

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Little Rock will continue to release floodwaters from Beaver Lake Dam this week after as much as six inches of rain inundated Northwest Arkansas over the weekend.  

The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the city of Berryville in Carroll County to assist in the development of a 160-acre industrial park.

Courtesy / Stone World Magazine

A Missouri-based company has purchased more than 800 acres in Carroll County to quarry limestone. Some residents are organizing to block the effort.