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Arkansas educator arrested; police say nude images sent to boy, 15

posted: 02/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A Booneville woman faces a felony charge of computer child pornography after exchanging nude photos with a minor, according to court documents.

Downtown Little Rock program joins state network

posted: 02/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership was added to the Main Street Arkansas downtown revitalization network Wednesday, a move that is intended to provide counsel and design help to further dress up an area already on the rise.

Voters to decide schools’ funding

posted: 02/03/2016 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Residents in the De Queen and White Hall school districts will decide Tuesday in special elections whether to raise millage rates to help fund construction projects on their high school campuses.

Central North Little Rock attracting projects

posted: 01/31/2016 5:56 a.m. Comment 1

Commercial activity in the vicinity of Main Street and Pershing Boulevard in North Little Rock is on the rise, in part because of the ongoing expansion of North Little Rock High School -- which will eventually be one of the largest high schools in the state.

Chef Shuttle goes franchise route

posted: 01/24/2016 5:56 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock-based Chef Shuttle, a restaurant-meal delivery service that has duplicated its success in the Memphis and Northwest Arkansas markets, is ready to start selling franchises, co-owner Ryan Herget said last week.

Housing to sprout on acres by mall

posted: 01/23/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Two apartment projects are going up in Fayetteville's Steele Crossing development, bringing 600 new dwellings close to the longtime home of Target, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, a 16-screen Malco theater and several chain restaurants just south of the Northwest Arkansas Mall.

Monticello developer plans 100-room hotel on Sixth Street in Little Rock

posted: 01/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Monticello-based hotel development group Vibrant Hospitality LLC has plans to erect a 100-room hotel at 219 E. Sixth St., on a parking lot at the corner of East Sixth and Cumberland streets in downtown Little Rock.

Fuel station in plans, Murphy USA to demolish North Little Rock hotel

posted: 01/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

The Budgetel Inn & Suites, formerly the North Little Rock Holidome Holiday Inn, was sold earlier this month to Murphy USA, which plans to raze the hotel and build one of its mega gas stations on the 2.8-acre spot, a principal from Colliers International-Arkansas said.

Tech park: November entry in sight

posted: 01/14/2016 2:26 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Technology Park could be ready to sign tenants as early as November in the six-story Exchange Bank Annex building at 417 Main St., tech park authority board Executive Director Brent Birch said at the governing board's monthly meeting Wednesday.

UAMS' Gray named to tech park board

posted: 01/13/2016 4:48 a.m. Discuss

Nancy Gray, director of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Bioventures, has been appointed to the Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board, the tech park's executive director, Brent Birch, said Tuesday. Gray replaces Tom Butler, the retired UAMS vice chancellor for administration and government affairs.

Little Rock firm opening NW unit in realty

posted: 01/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Moses Tucker Real Estate Inc., a Little Rock real estate and development firm known largely as the catalyst for redevelopment of the city's River Market District, is opening an office in Northwest Arkansas, the company's president, Chris Moses, said Monday.

East Little Rock is calling developers

posted: 01/10/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The makeover of an industrial area east of downtown Little Rock will continue this year and new businesses are planned for Main Street and Capitol Avenue. The changes are a sign that even more projects are coming, downtown promoters say.

IN-BETWEEN PARTY: Unseasonable temperatures can't dash mood at this bash

posted: 01/03/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

The rock outdoor fireplace, while decorative and functional, was lighted for looks when Eric McDaniel and Dr. Chad Rodgers hosted their annual In-Between party the night of Dec. 26. Temperatures hovering in the 70s enticed the hosts and several guests to wear summer shorts in and around their Palm Street home -- a rarity for this time of year in Arkansas.

Silvek's founder says bakery for sale

posted: 12/29/2015 5:55 a.m. Discuss

Silvek Pupkowski gets a little choked up when talking about leaving his namesake bakery in the Kroger store in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood.

Little Rock's Quapaw Quarter out to define itself

posted: 12/25/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Residents and visitors in certain areas of Little Rock's expansive Quapaw Quarter will begin to see banners and markers in January designating the historic area and a few of its 14 individual neighborhoods.

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