LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Too often we report the negative news, but great things are happening in your community each day.
Here's a look at a few stories that are on The Brighter Side...
Big talent comes in little packages
Two-hundred and fifty members from the Hamilton and Wetherington Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas came together in North Little Rock this week to celebrate the end of summer with a talent show.
Kids sang, danced and played the drums -- all vying for the $100 first prize and bragging rights.
Twenty-five acts participated but a group of dancers ended up taking top prize. Click on the video link to see some of the talented youngsters perform!
Local fire departments awarded life-saving tools
The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated much needed equipment to two central Arkansas fire stations this week.
The Jacksonville Fire Department was awarded four multi-gas detectors worth more than four-thousand dollars on Wednesday, August 8 and the North Little Rock Fire Department received emergency medical services (EMS) training equipment worth approximately ninteen thousand dollars on Thursday, August 9.
Meghan Bender with Firehouse Subs believes the grant money will be put to good use.
"The North Little Rock Fire Department applied for funding," she says. "They wanted to start their own EMS training school so this equipment will help thme towards that project."
Ceremonies were held on both days with demonstrations of the equipment for attendees to see first-hand how these tools will be used in training and emergency situations.
Launched in 2005, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is dedicated to better equip, educate, and fund public safety entities.
University of Arkansas makes list of 'Great Colleges to Work For'
The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville has been named among the 103 'Great Colleges to Work For' by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The rankings are based on surveys of faculty, staff and administrators.
This is the second time UA has been named to the list after previously being selected in 2008. North Arkansas College in Harrison was named the Honor Roll.