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NLR museum remembers Pearl Harbor

posted: 12/05/2016 2:59 a.m. Discuss

The staff at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock has been making final preparations for this week's extended observance of the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that led to the United States' entry into World War II.

North Little Rock exhibit a salute to city's railroad roots

posted: 12/04/2016 3:15 a.m. Discuss

An exhibit detailing North Little Rock's beginnings and growth as a railroad town is the result of a year's worth of research, planning and construction of a 12-foot-tall Christmas tree that has a train running through it.

NLR to repair golf cart paths

posted: 11/29/2016 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Golf cart paths at the Burns Park Golf Course will undergo rehabilitation and the city's community centers will replace athletic equipment under North Little Rock Parks and Recreation proposals approved Monday by the North Little Rock City Council.

Pearl Harbor events planned in central Arkansas

posted: 11/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Taking only one day to commemorate the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor didn't seem appropriate for the attack's 75th anniversary this year, board members of the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock decided almost a year ago.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 11/27/2016 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Christmas parade to be held Dec. 4

Arkansas district's school board member in blackface urged to quit

posted: 11/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas Education Association has joined in the call for a Blevins School Board member to resign after photos of him in apparent blackface have been posted online.

North Little Rock's patience with glitchy CNG station running low

posted: 11/20/2016 3:02 a.m. Comment 1

Constant repairs, vandalism and repeated shutdowns at North Little Rock's city-operated compressed natural gas station have city officials pondering whether to pump more money into the station, sell it or shut it down.

Arkansas school board member who wore 'blackface' urged to resign

posted: 11/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

The Arkansas Education Association has joined in the call for a Blevins School Board member to resign after photos of him in apparent blackface have been posted online.

Developer cleared for downtown North Little Rock plaza

posted: 11/15/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

North Little Rock aldermen gave a green light Monday night to a potential development in the city's downtown that would be the first piece of a development that is planned adjacent to a city plaza or town square.

North Little Rock mayor's downtown plaza plans advance

posted: 11/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock's plan to create a gathering place downtown where folks can live, work, shop, eat out and maybe just hang out is moving closer to reality, Mayor Joe Smith said.

In North Little Rock, budget plan has a caveat

posted: 11/13/2016 4:04 a.m. Comments 2

Although he is pleased with North Little Rock's draft budget for 2017, Mayor Joe Smith nonetheless has issued a warning for the city's financial future.

Materials sought to tell state's story of its role in WWI

posted: 11/12/2016 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Arkansans who had relatives in World War I or who may have documents or other materials from the era of "The Great War" are being asked to share those with the Arkansas State Archives to help preserve that part of the state's history, Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee members announced Friday.

New face takes lead for NLR alderman

posted: 11/09/2016 4:05 a.m. Discuss

Political newcomer Ron Harris was leading against former alderman John Parker in Tuesday's election for an open Ward 3 seat on the North Little Rock City Council, according to unofficial results.

Sherwood backs bond issue for parks projects

posted: 11/09/2016 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Sherwood voters Tuesday supported a bond issue to add improvements to city recreational activities, according to unofficial results.

2 in lone NLR race expect big-day rush

posted: 11/06/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

With only one municipal race in North Little Rock during a presidential election year, Ward 3 candidates Ron Harris and John Parker both said last week that they expect final voter turnout for Tuesday's election to be very high.

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