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Governor: Right to split King, Lee day

posted: 01/17/2017 5:45 a.m. Gallery Comments 3

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday that he will have to "wait and see" if state lawmakers take up his effort to separate the dual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Robert E. Lee Day, though he's "confident it's the right thing to do."

North Little Rock attorney says no ethics violation in Dallas Cowboys tickets given to police officers

posted: 01/16/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Paid trips to Dallas Cowboys games that were provided to North Little Rock police officers as a benefit approved by the City Council "are not ethically prohibited" under state law, city Attorney Jason Carter said in a formal response to a complaint filed with the Arkansas Ethics Commission.

No payoff for hackers, Arkansas school district says

posted: 01/14/2017 2:37 a.m. Comments 2

Computer hackers infected the Valley Springs School District's computer system with malicious software Thursday, locking access and demanding a ransom to restore its files and programs.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 01/04/2017 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Holiday leak floods City Hall basement

North Little Rock city center to get electronic sign this week

posted: 01/02/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Changing the North Little Rock Community Center's message board by hand, a letter at a time, is so tedious that the latest message on the sign hasn't been replaced in about three months, city Parks and Recreation Director Terry Hartwick said last week.

North Little Rock's new alderman aims to be listener first

posted: 01/01/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

For his first political campaign, newly elected North Little Rock Alderman Ron Harris went at it the "old-fashioned way," he recalled recently. He walked neighborhoods, knocked on doors and showed up at events to allow Ward 3 residents to get to know him.

Final 6 votes raise NLR workers' pay

posted: 12/28/2016 2:46 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock aldermen ended their activities for the year Tuesday night by approving 2 percent raises for most city employees and for themselves, pay increases that were already included in the city budget for 2017.

Historic tugboat at North Little Rock museum getting restored

updated: 12/26/2016 3 a.m. Discuss

Visitors wanting to take a more complete tour of the historic Hoga tugboat at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock will be able to see more of the boat by summer if the remaining restoration goes as planned.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 12/25/2016 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Swearing-in event planned for Jan. 1

After 12 years with no raises, NLR aldermen head for 2nd in row

posted: 12/22/2016 3:29 a.m. Discuss

After receiving a pay increase this year for the first time in 12 years, North Little Rock aldermen are in line for a second consecutive bump in their pay, as proposed in a series of resolutions to provide raises for all elected officials and city employees in 2017.

Sherwood looks at raising sewer rates 15%

posted: 12/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Sherwood aldermen will consider a 15 percent increase in sewer rates for Sherwood Wastewater customers at today's 7 p.m. City Council meeting at Sherwood City Hall.

Hearing set in NLR funds theft

posted: 12/14/2016 3:33 a.m. Discuss

A review hearing is set for Jan. 11 in North Little Rock District Court concerning allegations of the theft of an estimated $172,007 in city funds by a former North Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department employee over a two-year period.

NLR budget shifts museum

posted: 12/13/2016 2:18 a.m. Discuss

City aldermen in North Little Rock on Monday approved a $66.3 million general-fund budget for 2017 , which includes transferring the management of the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum to the Parks and Recreation Department.

North Little Rock notebook

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

Christmas parade moved to today

OBITUARY: Beth Ward, Arkansas 'Dialing for Dollars' co-host, dies at 74

updated: 12/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Mention the "count and amount" to many Arkansas television viewers from the late 1960s through most of the 1980s and the cheery smile and friendly voice of Beth Ward making calls on Dialing for Dollars are sure to be remembered.

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