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J.D. Patterson: OBITUARY: Arkansas dentist gave care on 22 mission trips

posted: 03/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

During his 22 medical missions, Dr. J.D. Patterson of Searcy would sometimes need to go deep into a jungle and set up a dental extraction clinic on a riverbank where he would treat hundreds of patients on a two-week trip, his daughter remembered Tuesday.

North Little Rock council approves deal for $16M downtown apartment complex

posted: 03/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

ERC Holdings LLC entered into an agreement Monday with the North Little Rock City Council to build a $16 million apartment complex named Thrive Argenta that is to fit with the city's vision for creating a more vibrant downtown.

OUR TOWN: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 03/26/2017 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Mayor waiting a bitto replace fire chief

Senior citizens center director in NLR to retire after 47 years

posted: 03/22/2017 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Charley Baxter, director of North Little Rock's senior citizens center since its start and Mayor Joe Smith's deputy chief of staff, will retire May 1 after 47 years with the city under seven different mayors.

OUR TOWN: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 03/19/2017 2:47 a.m. Discuss

2 nonprofits receive backing from city

WWI centennial kickoff is April 8

posted: 03/18/2017 2:31 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee finalized plans Wednesday for the Old State House Museum to host a kickoff event April 8 in observance of the centennial year of the United States' entry into what is known as the Great War.

Apartment complex planned for center of downtown North Little Rock takes next step

posted: 03/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

A 162-unit apartment complex planned for the center of North Little Rock's downtown will be built as a "fit" to the surrounding neighborhood for residents to "work, live, play" and contribute to the community, North Little Rock Planning Commission members heard Tuesday afternoon.

Questions add delay to project to add zip lines, climbing structures to North Little Rock's Emerald Park

posted: 03/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock's plan to add a ropes adventure course in Emerald Park is being delayed by restrictions on how the public park land is used for recreational activities and a requirement to accept bids on the project, city officials said.

TV, movie producer picked to lead AETN

posted: 03/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Courtney Pledger, a Little Rock native who became a noted television and film producer, will now use that experience to lead the Arkansas Educational Television Network as its new executive director, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday.

New center brings programs, activities to Maumelle seniors

posted: 03/06/2017 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Maumelle's new senior center opens for business today, although people will seldom hear it called that.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 03/05/2017 2:28 a.m. Discuss

$150,000 allotted to Innovation Hub

Events to mark WWI centennial

posted: 02/28/2017 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Observance of the centennial year of the United States' entry into World War I will include activities and exhibits open to the public during March as sanctioned by the Arkansas World War I Centennial Committee.

North Little Rock city attorneys ask to move

posted: 02/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Working space is becoming more scarce inside the North Little Rock city attorney's offices at City Hall, leading to plans for a move to a different city building that Jason Carter and staff will have to themselves.

Allen Berry: Kept cash flowing for newspaper war

posted: 02/24/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

From the purchase of the Arkansas Democrat through the newspaper war with the Arkansas Gazette and later the merger of the two Little Rock newspapers, Allen Berry was at the side of Walter E. Hussman Jr., making the financials work as WEHCO Media’s chief financial officer.

Little Rock sculpture honors hardy surveyors

posted: 02/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A sculpture commemorating the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase survey was about a dozen years in the making, but it can't compare to the difficulties faced by two unsung government surveyors 200 years ago, sculptor Michael Warrick said Monday.

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