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Jake Sandlin

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North Little Rock reporter

North Little Rock reporter

Recent Stories by Jake Sandlin

NLR aldermen to hold meeting on firetrucks

posted: 01/31/2015 2:33 a.m. Discuss

A special meeting of the North Little Rock City Council is scheduled for noon Monday to ask aldermen to waive formal bidding for the city to buy three new firetrucks to replace ones with ongoing repairs, according to the proposal.

Bells to mark state's OK to end slavery

posted: 01/29/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Plans to commemorate Arkansas' ratification of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, will focus on encouraging a ringing of bells on the April 14 anniversary date throughout communities in the state, Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission members heard Wednesday.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 01/28/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Business renewal deadline nearing Businesses in North Little Rock are due to renew their annual business/privilege licenses with the city by Saturday, City Clerk/Treasurer Diane Whitbey said.

In NLR, ex-golf links use a worry

posted: 01/27/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Dozens of residents from the Stone Links neighborhood filled the North Little Rock City Council chambers Monday night to try to prevent farmland or cattle to be allowed adjacent to their backyards.

NLR visitors-center street not on map

updated: 01/24/2015 10:57 p.m. Discuss

More than 15,000 people found their way to the North Little Rock Visitors Information Center in Burns Park in 2014, even though the stretch of street it's on isn't shown on city maps or the GPS systems that many motorists now use.

NLR sales tax phone poll raises questions

posted: 01/24/2015 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Telephone calls to North Little Rock residents are asking if they would support a new 1 percent city sales tax -- a poll that has caught even some city leaders by surprise.

Model rocket permit vote on hold

posted: 01/24/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Model rocket enthusiasts have a short reprieve on the North Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department's proposal to charge for an annual permit and a separate launch-day permit to shoot off rockets in Burns Park.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 01/20/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Grants for garden programs available

Proposal restricts shooting of rockets

updated: 01/18/2015 11:44 p.m. Comments 2

Brian Copher of North Little Rock sometimes spontaneously uses his lunch break or a pleasant weekend evening to go to the city's Burns Park and launch model rockets, which he builds as a hobby.

Library in NLR sets opening of LR artist's 'Beyond Layers'

posted: 01/14/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock artist Delita Martin's exhibition "Beyond Layers" will open Friday at the Argenta Branch of the William F. Laman Public Library System in North Little Rock for a month-long showing, library officials announced.

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