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4 LR board seats up for vote as filing for ballot set to start

posted: 07/28/2016 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Candidates for Little Rock Board of Directors positions can start filing petitions to be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot beginning Friday at the city clerk's office.

NLR loan to improve RV park OK'd

posted: 07/26/2016 2:39 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock aldermen approved a maximum loan amount of $144,600 Monday to construct concrete pads for recreational vehicle parking and to add pavement at the city-owned Downtown Riverside RV Park east of the Interstate 30 bridge.

Old Sherwood home intrigues researchers; ties found to black jockey of 1890s

updated: 07/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

There's more to a small, white house that sits on First Christian Church property in Sherwood than just its former use for youth meetings and storage by the church, First Christian member Kim Ferguson told a recent visitor.

North Little Rock notebook

posted: 07/24/2016 3:39 a.m. Discuss

Filing starts Friday for city elections

Gear order in NLR OK'd months later

posted: 07/17/2016 3:23 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock City Council last week retroactively approved purchases made in March of firefighter equipment because the city's procedure for the purchases wasn't followed.

OUR TOWN: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 07/17/2016 3:15 a.m. Discuss

$495,188 to buy new pumper truck

NLR to pay $70,000 in care-home lawsuit

posted: 07/12/2016 3:24 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock officials reached a settlement Monday in a federal lawsuit filed against the city in 2014 by a Lonoke man who had unsuccessfully sought to establish an alternative-care home for up to three to five elderly or disabled persons within a residential neighborhood.

North Little Rock mayor inspired by Texas plaza, aims to bring version to city

posted: 07/10/2016 2:42 a.m. Comments 2

Having looked "all over the world" at town squares and public plazas for ideas to create one in North Little Rock, Mayor Joe Smith said he's convinced the model to follow is Fort Worth's Sundance Square Plaza.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 07/10/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Museum planning Pearl Harbor event Planning is underway for the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum to host a statewide observance of the 75th anniversary of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.

Statewide Pearl Harbor events planned

posted: 07/10/2016 1:06 a.m. Discuss

Planning is underway for the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock to host a statewide observance of the 75th anniversary of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 07/07/2016 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Council schedules plaza discussion The North Little Rock City Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. today to discuss plans for a downtown plaza, Mayor Joe Smith announced.

Maumelle fills empty alderman seat

posted: 07/06/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Maumelle City Council members voted Tuesday night to appoint G.K. Timmons to fill a vacated Ward 3 alderman's position, an addition of a black woman to a council with seven white men.

Counts Massie extension in Maumelle aiming for I-40 connection

posted: 07/05/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Initial work is underway on a Counts Massie Road extension in Maumelle that is to someday lead to a planned interchange at Interstate 40, something that has been talked about for the past 20 years.

Maumelle road project starts

posted: 07/04/2016 2:41 a.m. Comments 3

Initial work is underway on a Counts Massie Road extension in Maumelle that is to someday lead to a planned interchange at Interstate 40, something that has been talked about for the past 20 years.

City reinstalling Maumelle Rings

posted: 06/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Once a familiar sight when entering Maumelle from either end of Maumelle Boulevard, the long-neglected Maumelle Rings made a return early this month.

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