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A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – Out on the outskirts of Conway, contagion has spread, the dead are walking, and the only safe house left in the country has been compromised. Through the emergency exit, you’re left with no choice but to jump on a ride through the woods with nothing but the weapons you’re given and your own fear.

Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt has opened for its second year and offers a frightful ride on the Zombie Annihilation Vehicle, 100 rounds of glow-in-the-dark ammo, and a tour through a labyrinth of horrors. The 25 to 30 minute tour is $25 per person and includes all of the above plus sideshow acts by PaulPrater.com.

Thursday was opening night and tours run to Nov. 8 on Thursdays through Saturdays. Gates open at 7 p.m.

Arkansas Legend: White River Monster

Arkansas Legend: White River Monster

NEWPORT, Ark. (KTHV) – Have you ever heard of the White Rive Monster legend? Some have proclaimed it the cousin of Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster and is sometimes referred to as “Whitey”.

White River Monster sightings have been popping up since at least 1915, but have fallen to wayside since the 1970s.

Some have described the monster as a massive grey beast with fins, but Arkansas.com said a Chicago biologist believes it just a seal that somehow found its way into the river.

For more Arkansas legends and more details on this one, go to Arkansas.com: http://on.kthv.com/17ZULSx

White County Medical students who named new robot

White County Medical students who named new robot

SEARCY, Ark. -- White County Medical Center mascot K.C. Koala recently made a surprise visit to Mrs. Carol Frank’s 4th grade class at Southwest Middle School to announce that the class name ‘Stitch’ was selected as the winning name of the WCMC ‘Name the Robot’ Contest.

The four-armed robot being used by physicians in the Operating Room is formally known as the da VinciTM Robotic Surgical System; however, now the robot has the nickname ‘Stitch.’ Students in Mrs. Frank’s class will have the opportunity to see the robot in person during a field trip to the hospital.

Photo of the Day: 'On second thought, I'll drive'

Photo of the Day: 'On second thought, I'll drive'

Sgt. David Drennan of the Searcy Police Department answered a dog call at the adult softball fields on Queensway in Searcy Wednesday evening. Sgt. Drennan got out of his patrol unit and opened the back door to the cruiser while urging the canine to get in the back seat. The dog had other plans…

First Thaw Festival is around the corner

First Thaw Festival is around the corner

SEARCY, Ark. -- Harding University Campus Activity Board will host the “First Thaw Festival” with proceeds benefiting Heifer International.  The two-day festival, April 1-2, will be held on campus at the Rhodes Field House featuring films, music, and art. 

The festival’s goal is to “entertain while educating and informing…” said Corey McEntyre, director of campus life. 

The event will kick off Friday evening with a screening of “Food, Inc.” along with a short film of Heifer’s work in the field. 

Saturday will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a vendor city featuring food, local artisans and informational booths.