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Jake Sandlin

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NLR visitors-center street not on map

updated: 01/24/2015 10:57 p.m. Discuss

More than 15,000 people found their way to the North Little Rock Visitors Information Center in Burns Park in 2014, even though the stretch of street it's on isn't shown on city maps or the GPS systems that many motorists now use.

NLR sales tax phone poll raises questions

posted: 01/24/2015 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Telephone calls to North Little Rock residents are asking if they would support a new 1 percent city sales tax -- a poll that has caught even some city leaders by surprise.

Model rocket permit vote on hold

posted: 01/24/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Model rocket enthusiasts have a short reprieve on the North Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department's proposal to charge for an annual permit and a separate launch-day permit to shoot off rockets in Burns Park.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 01/20/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Grants for garden programs available

Proposal restricts shooting of rockets

updated: 01/18/2015 11:44 p.m. Comments 2

Brian Copher of North Little Rock sometimes spontaneously uses his lunch break or a pleasant weekend evening to go to the city's Burns Park and launch model rockets, which he builds as a hobby.

Library in NLR sets opening of LR artist's 'Beyond Layers'

posted: 01/14/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock artist Delita Martin's exhibition "Beyond Layers" will open Friday at the Argenta Branch of the William F. Laman Public Library System in North Little Rock for a month-long showing, library officials announced.

Library's WWII exhibit rescued

posted: 01/11/2015 2:33 a.m. Discuss

A national touring exhibit about the attack on Pearl Harbor is back on the William F. Laman Library's exhibition schedule for late this year with the support of the North Little Rock Visitors Bureau.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 01/11/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Library displaying small-art exhibit "Small Works on Paper," a competitive visual art exhibition by the Arkansas Arts Council, is on display at the William F. Laman Library exhibition gallery, 2801 Orange St., in North Little Rock through Jan. 27.

Maumelle council selects pastor to fill vacant seat

posted: 01/06/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

John Vaprezsan, a pastor and volunteer chaplain for the Maumelle Police Department, won a 4-3 vote Monday night from the Maumelle City Council to fill a vacant Ward 4 alderman's position.

Aldermen get surprise paychecks

posted: 01/05/2015 3:36 a.m. Discuss

Ten past and present Maumelle city aldermen received a collective $6,250 in surprise paychecks from the city at year's end because of an error in an ordinance four years ago that misstated the City Council's intended pay structure.

NLR lends a hand to insolvent library

posted: 01/04/2015 3:57 a.m. Discuss

With a branch library expansion in North Little Rock's downtown, numerous community functions, museum quality exhibits and an annual writers fellowship, the independent William F. Laman Library System has been praised for its innovation and for offering a valuable public service.

7 seeking Maumelle council's vacancy

posted: 01/03/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Seven residents applied for a vacancy on the Maumelle City Council that is scheduled to be filled at the council's first 2015 meeting on Monday.

NLR library to revamp 2 loans

posted: 12/31/2014 3:36 a.m. Discuss

A restructuring of two loans for the Argenta Branch Library will put back nearly $625,000 over the next two years into the financially troubled William F. Laman Public Library System under an agreement library trustees and North Little Rock city officials worked out in a special meeting Tuesday.

New city attorney prepares

posted: 12/29/2014 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Caleb Norris has spent the past few weeks preparing for his new role in Maumelle city government.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 12/28/2014 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Hutchinson to talk at chamber event

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