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Riverfront Drive plan now keeps 4 car lanes

posted: 05/02/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore submitted a revised federal grant application Friday that won't reduce traffic lanes on Riverfront Drive in favor of expanded bike lanes, days after some area residents spoke against narrowing the street's four travel lanes.

NLR to make more space for RVs at park

posted: 04/26/2015 3:39 a.m. Discuss

Recreational vehicle drivers crossing the Interstate 30 bridge often will spot North Little Rock's Downtown Riverside RV Park and pull off to stay the night, only to find there's no room for them, manager Sheila Bullerwell said Friday.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 04/26/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

Clipping identifies twins in '24 photo

Alcohol-fee revision sparks calls in NLR

posted: 04/22/2015 3:21 a.m. Discuss

A sudden change in how North Little Rock will collect license fees from city restaurants that sell alcohol caused confusion and telephone calls Tuesday morning to the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce.

Business park resists, but NLR alters route

posted: 04/21/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

A long-debated realignment of a second entrance and exit for NorthShore Business Park in North Little Rock won approval from the North Little Rock City Council in a special meeting on the topic Monday evening.

1924 photo of sets of twins prompting double takes in NLR

posted: 04/19/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

Pat Quinney Williams doesn't recall her father or his brother ever talking about being part of a record group of twins, so she was surprised to see them in a 1924 photo showing nine sets of North Little Rock twins, she said.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 04/19/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Travelers' $230,000 covers ballpark rent The Arkansas Travelers baseball team has paid $230,000 to the city as the lease payment for Dickey-Stephens Park under an amended ballpark debt arrangement reached last year.

NLR's mayor reopens search for library chief

posted: 04/17/2015 2:10 a.m. Comment 1

A renewed effort is underway to recruit an executive director for the William F. Laman Public Library System in North Little Rock, Mayor Joe Smith said Thursday, about a month after five finalists were named by city officials.

NLR council sets road vote, food-truck hearing

posted: 04/14/2015 2:48 a.m. Discuss

A special meeting of the North Little Rock City Council will be at 6 p.m. next Monday to decide on a realignment of a proposed street off Crystal Hill Road, and a public hearing on simplifying requirements for food-truck vendors is set for two weeks away, aldermen agreed Monday.

Clear path sought for food trucks

posted: 04/13/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Less than a year after setting regulations for mobile food vendors, the North Little Rock City Council is about to consider loosening those rules to make it easier for mobile food trucks to operate in the city.

State bells to mark 13th Amendment

posted: 04/12/2015 2:22 a.m. Comment 1

Bells will start ringing on the state Capitol steps, at schools, churches, libraries, college campuses and elsewhere across the state at 1 p.m. Tuesday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Arkansas ratifying the U.S. Constitution's 13th Amendment that abolished slavery.

Road on path to NLR council

posted: 04/12/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

A second street to get in and out of NorthShore Business Park off of North Little Rock's Crystal Hill Road would help relieve traffic congestion during weekday peak hours, supporters for a road say, but what direction it takes from there has become a contentious issue.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 04/12/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Chief engineer sets June 19 retirement

State bells to mark 13th Amendment

posted: 04/12/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Bells will start ringing on the state Capitol steps, at schools, churches, libraries, college campuses and elsewhere across the state at 1 p.m. Tuesday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Arkansas ratifying the U.S. Constitution's 13th Amendment that abolished slavery.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 04/05/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Museum asks Navy to OK tug tow plan The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is making a renewed effort to transport the Pearl Harbor-surviving Hoga tugboat from off the coast of California to North Little Rock, said Bob Major, North Little Rock Visitors Bureau executive director.

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