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Frank Fellone

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Deputy Editor, Columnist

Deputy Editor, Columnist

Recent Stories by Frank Fellone

Drivetime Mahatma: Dangerous distractions beset drive

posted: 12/20/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: Driving to Lonoke on Interstate 40 recently, I came upon a car being driven somewhat erratically. Passing, I looked over at the driver and saw him scratching off lottery tickets in the center of his steering wheel at 70 mph. I have witnessed distracted drivers before, but this guy wins the prize. -- Little Rock Mike

Drivetime Mahatma: Lit-up signs too bright in the dark

posted: 12/13/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: Does the city regulate the brightness of electronic signs? There's one on Chenal Parkway that is insanely bright -- blindingly bright -- whenever I drive past it at night. Seems dangerous to me. -- He Who Plies the Parkway

Dear reader. . . : Man for all reasons

posted: 12/08/2014 3:18 a.m. Comment 1

Dear Madam:

Drivetime Mahatma: LaHarpe's crosswalks for the bold

posted: 12/06/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Dear Guy: Drivers should yield to pedestrians at marked crossings. What gives me a problem are the two non-intersection, but clearly marked, crossings on four-lane LaHarpe Boulevard between State and Cumberland streets. The speed limit is 40, which most drivers take as a minimum. It's not safe to come to a complete stop there, no matter how many pedestrians languish. -- Perplexed

Drivetime Mahatma: Safe driving is expected of lawmen

posted: 11/29/2014 3:45 a.m. Comments 2

Dear Mahatma: I make a daily commute to North Little Rock, and I am often passed by a police car going well over the speed limit, no lights or sirens. How can they do this while riding herd on the rest of us? More often than not it's a sheriff's car. -- Puzzled Senior

Restoring memories

posted: 11/29/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Fueled by memories and TV dinners, Terry Shipman is slowly restoring the house he loved so much as a child.

Replacement parts located across country and border

posted: 11/29/2014 1:45 a.m. Discuss

A house that was built in the 19th century has needs that can't be met by modern big-box home-improvement stores.

Listing on registry an honor to attain

posted: 11/29/2014 1:44 a.m. Discuss

The T.H. Dearing House in Newark was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, and added to the register in 1976. It shares that honor with 2,550 other places of all kinds in the state, including Titan II ICBM launch complex 374-7 in Van Buren County.

Photos are a godsend in completing puzzle

posted: 11/29/2014 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Terry Shipman lives in a house, built around 1890, that could use some work. He's committed to doing as much of it himself as he can, and in the process has learned plenty about the challenges of renovating and restoring a historic house.

Drivetime Mahatma: Horns wail when she obeys sign

posted: 11/22/2014 2:28 a.m. Comment 1

Dear Mahatma: There is a sign at the intersection of Mara Lynn and Shackleford roads that says eastbound traffic cannot turn right on red between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. When I obey, drivers behind me become agitated. Some even honk. What is the reason for this sign? -- Yvonne

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