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North Little Rock reporter

North Little Rock reporter

Recent Stories by Jake Sandlin

NLR council backs lodging-tax increase opposed by hoteliers

posted: 10/24/2017 2:51 a.m. Discuss

To no avail, North Little Rock hotel owners opposing a 1 percentage point increase in the city's lodging tax showed up in force to the City Council chambers Monday.

Owner of downtown hotel, restaurants opposes North Little Rock tax increase

updated: 10/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

North Little Rock's predominant hotel owner said a proposed 1 percentage point increase in the city's lodging tax would hurt hotels and that a planned downtown plaza will be more trouble than it's worth.

2 fill two editor posts at Democrat-Gazette

updated: 10/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Rachel O'Neal has been named editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Sunday High Profile section, and Jim Kordsmeier has replaced O'Neal as the newspaper's business editor.

Hotel-tax rise set for NLR agenda

posted: 10/18/2017 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Mayor Joe Smith will ask the North Little Rock City Council on Monday to approve a 1 percentage-point increase in the city's lodging tax.

New North Little Rock statue honors ex-chief, city's firefighters

posted: 10/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A bronze statue of a boy with a fire hose and a fireman's hat now sits outside North Little Rock's Fire Station No. 9 at John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Osage Drive in honor of not only city firefighters, but also as a tribute to late Fire Chief Jim Murphy.

Most of historic Hoga tugboat in North Little Rock still off limits for tours

posted: 10/09/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Most of the historic USS Hoga tugboat remains off limits to public tours while the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock awaits final inspections to gain clearance from the federal government to make necessary safety improvements.

North Little Rock to use contest to solicit names for new plaza

posted: 10/02/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Saying that North Little Rock's planned downtown plaza "belongs to all of us," Mayor Joe Smith finalized contest guidelines for a plaza-naming contest open to all current residents, starting today.

OUR TOWN: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 10/01/2017 3:43 a.m. Discuss

Mall event offers firetrucks, safety

VIDEO: Fountains, water wall in plaza plan for North Little Rock

posted: 09/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

A downtown plaza in North Little Rock will have a free-standing water wall, jetted fountains, oxbow lake-shaped berms, an audiovisual screen wall and a "front porch" complete with porch swings, according to a conceptual look of the planned plaza Mayor Joe Smith unveiled Monday.

OUR TOWN: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 09/24/2017 3:14 a.m. Discuss

24-year firefighter now assistant chief

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