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Sherwood asks voters to reallocate 2% hotel tax

posted: 10/22/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Sherwood voters will be asked in the Nov. 8 general election to approve a $5.5 million bond issue that would reallocate for parks and recreation projects the revenue from a 2 percent city hotel and restaurant tax that is already being collected.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 10/16/2016 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Charity fish fry set for Friday at arena

North Little Rock workers face insurance change in '17

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

For the third time in as many years, North Little Rock's city employees likely will need to enroll in a different health insurance plan if they're using the city's insurance provider.

Maumelle council picks Timmons to fill city clerk vacancy

posted: 10/07/2016 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Tina Timmons, a city employee for the past 13 years, is the new city clerk for Maumelle.

OUR TOWN: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 10/04/2016 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Many neighborhoods in North Little Rock will observe National Night Out today with games, food vendors, music and other activities. National Night Out is a decades-old annual event that is meant to promote a sense of community, stronger police partnerships with neighborhoods and safer communities.

Maumelle clerk vacancy on agenda for new alderman's first day on job

posted: 10/03/2016 3:26 a.m. Discuss

Terry Williams will be appointed as Maumelle's newest Ward 3 alderman at tonight's regularly scheduled City Council meeting, with her first task being to help the council choose a new city clerk.

Vexed NLR council waives bids for parks job already completed

posted: 09/27/2016 2:38 a.m. Discuss

With some displeasure evident, North Little Rock aldermen agreed Monday to waive bids for a Parks and Recreation Department renovation project already completed, the second time this summer that the City Council has needed to fix such an error by a city department.

North Little Rock launches bridge-closure 'survival guide'

posted: 09/26/2016 3:24 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock officials have created a Web page to help commuters navigate anticipated traffic flow problems after the Broadway Bridge is closed Wednesday.

Council to weigh center's repairs

posted: 09/26/2016 3:11 a.m. Discuss

For the second time in two months, the North Little Rock City Council will be asked to retroactively waive bidding and approve funds for a purchase after a city department failed to follow proper bid procedures.

Little Rock Zoo's chief to retire in October

posted: 09/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Mike Blakely is leaving the Little Rock Zoo in better shape than when he was hired 17 years ago, city officials said after Blakely announced his retirement Tuesday as the zoo's executive director.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 09/18/2016 2:33 a.m. Discuss

New chief begins at Animal Services

Maumelle alderman Lewis quits, cites move

posted: 09/17/2016 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Maumelle's City Council will have to fill a vacancy in the same ward for the second time in three months, Mayor Mike Watson announced Friday.

NLR council OKs $30M in sewer-upgrade bonds

posted: 09/13/2016 3:08 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock will issue $30 million in sewer revenue bonds to pay for improvements and extensions to its wastewater system, the City Council unanimously approved Monday night.

NLR chief seeks $10,000 to buy blighted property, spur redevelopment

posted: 09/12/2016 3:23 a.m. Comments 4

North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith is asking the City Council to approve acquiring certain properties in a distressed area of the city. The purchases would create redevelopment opportunities and encourage investment in the residential neighborhood off Pike Avenue, his chief of staff said.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 09/11/2016 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Church's property goes to city in deal




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