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Water-rate bump on tap for Maumelle

posted: 08/30/2015 5:15 a.m. Discuss

Water and sewer rates will increase in Maumelle starting Tuesday, with residents to first see the higher costs on October water bills for September's usage.

North Little Rock notebook: Library presenting free circus exhibit

posted: 08/30/2015 5:06 a.m. Discuss

An exhibit opening this week at the William F. Laman Public Library will invite visitors to relive the history, popularity and fantasy of the circus from the late 19th century through the middle of the 20th century.

Sherwood broadens site search for library

posted: 08/29/2015 4:56 a.m. Discuss

A site selection committee expanded its location choices for a new library in Sherwood to three Thursday night, after the Sherwood City Council expressed a desire earlier in the week to consider more options.

Bon Voyage: USS Hoga tow plan approved

posted: 08/28/2015 5:31 a.m. Comment 1

Ten years after gaining title to a Pearl Harbor-surviving tugboat, North Little Rock learned the USS Hoga has been cleared for the journey to its new home.

Maumelle rejects sand company's bid for riverfront storage location

posted: 08/28/2015 4:35 a.m. Discuss

Maumelle Planning Commissioners unanimously agreed Thursday night that a sand and gravel storage and distribution business isn't suited for a commercially zoned property along the city's riverfront.

Sand company on Maumelle agenda

posted: 08/27/2015 4:35 a.m. Discuss

Whether a proposal by Jeffrey Sand Co. to expand to a site on Maumelle's riverfront is allowable is expected to highlight the Maumelle Planning Commission's meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at City Hall.

NLR library board picks 3 finalists

posted: 08/26/2015 4:35 a.m. Discuss

Trustees for the William F. Laman Public Library System reached a consensus on two executive director candidates Tuesday, then haggled over choosing a third finalist to visit North Little Rock for in-person interviews next month.

NLR residents ask to have road to cemetery restored

posted: 08/25/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Relatives of people buried at Richards Cemetery in North Little Rock pleaded Monday for the North Little Rock City Council to intercede in a dispute over part of an apartment complex they say blocks a former road to the cemetery.

NLR library system board to interview 7 for director post

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Interviews with seven people, three with Arkansas connections, will take place via Skype this week to narrow the number of candidates to become executive director for the William F. Laman Public Library System in North Little Rock.

North Little Rock notebook: Veterans to transmit from USS Razorback OR Event to broadcast from USS Razorback NEXT Information director a '15 McCloy Fellow

posted: 08/23/2015 3:43 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock Parks and Recreation is seeking an outdoor recreation grant to improve accessibility for people with disabilities at Burns Park, according to information provided to the City Council.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 08/16/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

World War I focus of history exhibit A preview of the Arkansas History Commission's exhibit "The Great War: Arkansas in World War I," will be unveiled Aug. 29 at the Patrick Hays Senior Citizens Center at 401 W. Pershing Blvd., the North Little Rock History Commission announced.

Candidate list cut to 7 in NLR library director search

posted: 08/15/2015 2:51 a.m. Discuss

William F. Laman Public Library System trustees chose seven semifinalists for preliminary interviews for the library's executive director position during a special meeting Friday with consultants from an executive search firm.

Maumelle rate rise illegal, suit says

posted: 08/14/2015 2:39 a.m. Discuss

A Maumelle resident filed a lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court Thursday contending that the Maumelle City Council's approval of a water and sewer rate increase last month was illegal because aldermen failed to properly set public hearings on the proposal.

NLR panel rejects plan to store urns

posted: 08/12/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

After hearing united opposition from neighborhood residents Tuesday, the North Little Rock Planning Commission turned down a proposal to create a structure to store cremated remains on a residential street in the city's historic Park Hill area.

NLR council revises development terms

posted: 08/11/2015 4:03 a.m. Discuss

Economic development services for North Little Rock will be advertised and bid under legislation approved Monday by the City Council, answering a judge's ruling earlier this year that budgeting payments for such services is illegal.

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