I am a years-long reader of the forum and never post, but I was rolling my eyes enough to register an account.
I grew up in central Arkansas and lived in NWA for over a decade. I still wish I lived in NWA. I LOVE the area.
That said, there are a lot of NWA backers that need to settle down, quit seeing ghosts, and realize that everything in Arkansas politics or business isn't a conspiracy to hold back NWA. Rather, in my experience, many of the leaders in central Arkansas welcome the success of NWA because it might actually give the urban-areas the votes at the capitol to shift dollars