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NLR Council OKs purchase of 4 sirens

posted: 02/09/2016 3:31 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock will replace four nonworking emergency warning sirens by spring under a $125,000 contract unanimously approved without discussion Monday night by the City Council.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 02/07/2016 3 a.m. Discuss

Grand opening set for Innovation Hub A grand opening of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, 201 E. Broadway, is set for 1:30 p.m. March 3 with local, state and federal officials expected to participate, the nonprofit announced.

NLR proposes to buy 4 replacement sirens

posted: 02/06/2016 3:39 a.m. Discuss

Emergency warning sirens that have been silent in four parts of North Little Rock since fall are set to be replaced by the spring tornado season, beginning an upgrade for all of the city’s 16 sirens, city officials said this week.

Flooding cleanup complete, River Trail reopens

posted: 02/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Bicyclists, joggers and walkers regained access to the north side of the Big Dam Bridge and a portion of the Arkansas River Trail in North Little Rock's Burns Park on Thursday afternoon.

Retirement calls veteran dispatcher

posted: 01/31/2016 3:13 a.m. Discuss

For 26 years, dispatcher Debra Lusk has been a steady, reassuring voice for often frantic callers in the North Little Rock area reporting a fire, an overturned vehicle or a burglar in their home.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 01/31/2016 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Library exhibiting blues art, photos Blues music's roots in the Mississippi Delta are the focus of an exhibit that opened Friday in the second-floor gallery of the William F. Laman Public Library's main branch.

NLR aldermen vote to purchase railroad property

posted: 01/26/2016 3:39 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock aldermen approved on Monday buying property containing a railroad spur in the middle of the city's downtown with the intent to market the surrounding city-owned property for private development.

North Little Rock looks at Burns Park lodge

posted: 01/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

An idea for a lodge complex off the Interstate 40 Burns Park exit in North Little Rock is being floated again after opposition from nearby residents a year ago postponed any movement on the project.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 01/24/2016 3:35 a.m. Discuss

8 aldermen, mayor get Surface tablets City Council members received new Microsoft Surface tablets at a special meeting Tuesday.

North Little Rock sets rail spur purchase

posted: 01/22/2016 4 a.m. Comment 1

North Little Rock's proposed purchase of a railroad spur in the center of downtown would help the city and an adjoining property owner market the area for the development of offices and residential space, Mayor Joe Smith said.

PHOTO: $375,000 approved to repair ballpark sinkholes

posted: 01/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Work to repair numerous sinkholes at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock is to begin today after the City Council's approval Tuesday to waive competitive bidding and allocate $375,000 toward fixing the Arkansas Travelers' home field.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 01/17/2016 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Footwear handout event help needed Volunteers are being sought to help distribute new shoes and socks to more than 400 preregistered children Friday at the Wetherington Boys and Girls Club as part of a Samaritan's Feet International event.

Meeting set on Dickey-Stephens Park repair; $350,000 requested to fix sinkholes

posted: 01/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock City Council members will have a special meeting Jan. 19 to hear a request for appropriating an estimated $350,000 to repair sinkholes at the city-owned Dickey-Stephens Park, Mayor Joe Smith said Monday.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 01/10/2016 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Staples to sing at Tech center debut Pulaski Technical College's grand opening of its new Center for the Humanities and Arts will feature a performance by soul/gospel singer Mavis Staples.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 01/03/2016 2:32 a.m. Discuss

Date of land sale postponed again The North Little Rock City Council voted Monday to extend the closing date on the sale of 18.85 acres the city owns on Young Road just off Crystal Hill Road near the Interstate 430 interchange.

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