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Walking, biking -- river, too: How developers transformed 'uncherished' property in North Little Rock

updated: 05/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

North Little Rock's Rockwater Village is far from the only development in central Arkansas selling itself as part of a walkable and bikeable community.

As cotton acres shrink, gins vanish in state

posted: 05/22/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Cotton gins, one of the most visible symbols of the state's cotton industry, have dwindled to about a third of their previous number as farmers abandon cotton for more profitable crops.

BUSINESS PEOPLE

posted: 05/22/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

BANKING The state Bank Department promoted Scott Lambert to bank senior examiner.

BUSINESS AWARDS

posted: 05/22/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

LEGAL The Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association honored attorneys in Arkansas for outstanding achievements in the legal community.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

posted: 05/22/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more, deeds recorded 04/18/2016 through 04/22/2016: McCain Lodging LLC to McCain Lodging Downtown LLC, Ls4-6 B38, Original City Of Little Rock, $1,100,000.

BUILDING PERMITS

posted: 05/22/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Building permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more: COMMERCIAL MAPP Construction, 19 Remington Drive, Little Rock, $1,338,800.

OIL AND GAS REPORT

posted: 05/22/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 3 drilling permits, 0 well completions and 13 well recompletions.

PATENTS AWARDED

posted: 05/22/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

U.S. patents issued to Arkansans May 17

Business news in brief

posted: 05/22/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Palen Music opens Springdale store Palen Music Center recently opened its seventh store and first Arkansas location. The Springfield, Mo., company opened a location at 4093 W. Sunset Ave., Suite 101 in Springdale. It has four stores in Missouri and two in Oklahoma.

BUSINESS PEOPLE Northwest Arkansas

posted: 05/22/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Frank Blowers of Siloam Springs was promoted to maintenance supervisor for Beaver Water District. Blowers started in facilities maintenance at the water district in 2003 and holds Grade IV water operators treatment and distribution licenses. He’s a member of the American Water Works Association, the Southwest Section of American Water Works Association, the Northwest District of the Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association, Deihl Toastmasters and Beaver Water District’s Top Ops Team.

ON THE AGENDA

posted: 05/22/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Monday

INCORPORATIONS

posted: 05/22/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Benton County Austere Solutions Consulting & Security Inc., Linnie Hice, 10025 Camelot Lane, Rogers

Bank of the Ozarks stock bought by fund

posted: 05/21/2016 6 a.m. Discuss

Giverny Capital of Montreal acquired more than 143,700 shares of Bank of the Ozarks stock in the first quarter, the money management fund reported in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

State index up 3.99; 6 stocks ebb in week

posted: 05/21/2016 6 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Index, a price-weighted index that tracks the largest public companies based in the state, rose 3.99 to 312.54 Friday.

State's 3.9% jobless rate sets modern-era record

posted: 05/21/2016 2:02 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in April, dropping below 4 percent for the first time since reports were issued, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

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