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Panel starts work on salute for Arkansans' roles in WWI

posted: 05/01/2016 5:50 a.m. Discuss

Long overshadowed by more visible remembrances of other wars, Arkansas' stories of World War I will be given more public attention over the next two years.

Ex-golf course unofficially a North Little Rock park

posted: 04/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock aldermen on Monday approved adding the former Stone Links Golf Course to the list of 35 parks under the city's Parks and Recreation Commission, but the action doesn't designate the property as an official city park.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 04/24/2016 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Museum to remain separate from parks Moving the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum under the control of the North Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department won't place the tourist attraction into the city parks system for legal reasons, Mayor Joe Smith said last week.

WWII sub a link to dad for teacher

posted: 04/24/2016 1:06 a.m. Discuss

Charlie Duveen’s eighthgrade physics class in New York is designing a nuclear-powered submarine as a semester project due in time for review Thursday by U.S. Navy architects and engineers.

Cemetery fundraiser set despite vandalism

posted: 04/22/2016 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Vandalism at Little Rock's historic Mount Holly Cemetery this week came just days before an annual fundraiser to help preserve the grounds of the cemetery, founded in 1843.

Transit's goal: Get word out

posted: 04/21/2016 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Rock Region Metro wants to start early in informing and engaging elected officials, its customers and the general public about bus route modifications it will be able to make after voters defeated a transit-tax proposal in a March 1 election.

WWII sub in North Little Rock a link to dad for teacher

posted: 04/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Charlie Duveen's eighth-grade physics class in New York is designing a nuclear-powered submarine as a semester project due in time for review Thursday by U.S. Navy architects and engineers.

High-ropes adventure course approved for site at Emerald Park in North Little Rock

posted: 04/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock Parks commissioners on Monday narrowly approved allowing a high-ropes adventure course to operate under a long-term contract in Emerald Park and the Big Rock Quarry Park that Emerald Park overlooks.

Museum, ex-course touted as city parks

posted: 04/19/2016 3:01 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum and the former Stone Links Golf Course will become city parks under a proposal by the North Little Rock Parks and Recreation Commission that will need the City Council's approval.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 04/14/2016 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Star Wars to start film series season Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be shown at 7 p.m. today in the Argenta Community Theater at 405 Main St., as the first feature in the monthly $5 Dogtown Film Series.

North Little Rock aldermen unanimous on short-term rental tax plan

posted: 04/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Short-term vacation rentals of residential homes and apartments in North Little Rock will be subject to a 3 percent hospitality tax, but only after another 60 days to give the City Council time to figure an appropriate fee for a city business license.

Expanded tax on Airbnb, short-term rentals gets North Little Rock look

posted: 04/11/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Amid a growing trend of residents renting their homes to travelers, the North Little Rock City Council is likely to vote tonight on a proposal to collect hospitality taxes on short-term rentals.

Workshop aims to revitalize area

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

Fourth-generation Baring Cross resident Harlan Hunter said that when he got married two years ago, persuading his wife to move from Sherwood into his North Little Rock neighborhood was something of a challenge.

Famed Sherwood site empty after revamp

posted: 04/07/2016 3 a.m. Discuss

Fifteen months after its restoration was finished, Sherwood's historic Roundtop Filling Station remains vacant, waiting to be used as a police substation.

OUR TOWN: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 04/05/2016 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Workshops planned on 'smart growth'

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