Author archives: Maggie McNeary

Nancy Grace Explores Ebby Steppach's Story

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Missing woman Ebby Steppach's story was featured on Nancy Grace's Crime Stories podcast this week. Laurie Jernigan, Ebby's mother, and radio host Doc Washburn spoke to Nancy Grace about Ebby's disappearance. AY Magazine has been following Ebby's story through a three-part series in our last few issues. Ebby disappeared in October of 2015, when she was 18 yea[...]

Blue Sail's Founder Cultivates Community Through Coffee

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26-year-old Kyle Tabor is a force to be reckoned with in the central Arkansas coffee scene. Arkansas Money & Politics (AMP), our sister publication, started off its new series on Arkansas entrepreneurs with Tabor, the owner and founder of Blue Sail Coffee. The 26-year-old's coffee company includes a downtown Little Rock location, two Conway sho[...]

KARK Features Dwain Hebda, Laurie Jernigan

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KARK spoke to AY Magazine writer Dwain Hebda and the mother of a missing woman this morning about part two in the magazine's series on Ebby Jane Steppach. Hebda and Laurie Jernigan appeared on TV early Wednesday to discuss the process of writing the series and the setbacks in the search for Ebby that are highlighted in AY's September issue. Ebby has[...]

Big Orange, Local Lime to Open Northwest Arkansas Locations

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Big Orange and Local Lime, two restaurants from Little Rock-based group Yellow Rocket Concepts, plan to open locations in Rogers, according to Arkansas Money & Politics. Big Orange, which already has two Little Rock locations, will serve salads, burgers, shakes and cocktails in Rogers starting in October, our sister publication reports. Local Lime wil[...]

Here's What To Do With Your Leftover Eclipse Glasses

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Do good, feel good. You can send your leftover solar eclipse glasses to an Arkansas-based company that's working with Astronomers Without Borders, Arkansas Money & Politics reports. Explore Scientific, located in Springdale, is partnering with Astronomers Without Borders to collect the glasses and send them to schools in South America and Asia. Peo[...]

New Stoby’s Serves Its Old Charm (And Cheese Dip)

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After being gone for over a year, Stoby’s Restaurant is back in Conway. Owner David Stobaugh said the restaurant burned down March 19, 2016. A Conway staple, the structure had been standing since the 1930s. The little yellow building at 805 Donaghey Ave. was home to a cleaning business, an ice cream shop and Coy’s Restaurant before Stoby’s and the fire. [...]