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North Little Rock tells thriller's film crew to desist

posted: 06/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A locally produced movie being filmed in a single-family residence in North Little Rock's gated Chimney Rock neighborhood is getting negative reviews from the city attorney's office and the neighborhood's property owners association.

Maumelle alderman resigns position

posted: 06/21/2016 3:01 a.m. Discuss

Maumelle Alderman Marion Scott has resigned her Ward 3 City Council position after moving into the city's Ward 2 on Friday, Mayor Mike Watson announced at Monday's Council meeting.

Sub picked as fifth naval ship with Arkansas name

posted: 06/17/2016 1:01 a.m. Discuss

USS Arkansas will be the name of a future Virginia-class attack submarine, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Wednesday.

Sub picked as 5th naval ship to hold USS Arkansas name

posted: 06/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

USS Arkansas will be the name of a future Virginia-class attack submarine, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Wednesday.

NLR council OKs bond maneuvers

posted: 06/14/2016 2:33 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock's City Council approved action Monday to save approximately $1.65 million in annual debt payments on bonds issued for the city-owned Electric Department.

Bond re-deal goes before North Little Rock council

posted: 06/13/2016 5:33 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock's proposal to pay off one set of bonds and refinance another will reduce annual payments and take advantage of much lower interest rates, according to two proposals the City Council is to consider today.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 06/12/2016 2:48 a.m. Discuss

$534,893 low bid on year's street job Cranford Construction Co. of White Hall is the low bidder for this year's asphalt overlay program to repave major streets, a yearly program that began with Mayor Joe Smith's administration.

City adds no-smoking zones

posted: 06/07/2016 5:42 a.m. Comments 2

Smoking tobacco products and the use of electronic cigarettes won't be allowed within 20 feet from stationary playground equipment or a splash pad in Maumelle's city parks, the Maumelle City Council agreed Monday night.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 06/02/2016 3:05 a.m. Discuss

City fee $35 to rent out homes, rooms North Little Rock has set a $35 annual base fee that must be paid by residents who rent out their homes or rooms to vacationers, a substantially lower amount than would have been charged under the city's previous fee schedule.

Forgotten North Little Rock graveyard earns a fan

posted: 05/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Walking through the long-neglected, 1880 Thomas Cemetery in North Little Rock's Levy area, Kristal Clark gestured toward an area that lacked any grave markers, despite the hundreds of dead interred there.

North Little Rock sale of house approved

updated: 05/24/2016 6:44 a.m. Comment 1

Pledging the city's support for the Junior League of North Little Rock's relocation and continued existence, the City Council on Monday approved the sale of the E.O. Manees House, the league's headquarters since 1962.

NLR proposes sale of 1895-built house

posted: 05/22/2016 5:58 a.m. Comments 2

Wanting to help with the expansion of a downtown business, Mayor Joe Smith is proposing that North Little Rock sell the 120-year-old E.O. Manees House, uprooting the Junior League, which has used the house as its headquarters for more than 50 years.

North Little Rock commission's emailed vote questioned

posted: 05/19/2016 3:13 a.m. Discuss

A vote conducted through email by the North Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission members to approve a development loan drew differing opinions Wednesday on whether the voting procedure violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 05/15/2016 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Updated map ready on Burns Park sites An updated map of activity sites and points of interest at the 1,625-acre Burns Park is now available online, the Parks and Recreation Department announced last week.

At Old Mill, vandals kill 5% of plants

posted: 05/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Poisoning of some of the vegetation outside North Little Rock's famed Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park is causing the city to consider installing security cameras at the historic site.

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