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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.

NLR center's revamped fitness area getting more use, parks chief says

posted: 02/20/2017 2:31 a.m. Discuss

On a early, midweek afternoon last week, five members of the North Little Rock Community Center were raising their heart rates on some of the center's updated cardio machines, part of a $70,000 reinvestment in the 47-year-old building.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 02/19/2017 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Aldermen withhold $150,000 for group

Concrete-rubble proposal rejected

posted: 02/14/2017 2:20 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock City Council rejected without a vote Monday a proposal to allow the crushing and sale of concrete within a residential neighborhood on the city's east side.

Waive bid to fix North Little Rock ballpark, city asks

updated: 02/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A request is being made for the North Little Rock City Council to waive formal bidding requirements and authorize up to $52,000 for waterline repair and drainage improvements at Dickey-Stephens Park in time for the Arkansas Travelers' baseball season.

North Little Rock paying to re-key firms' lockboxes after master key stolen

posted: 02/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

North Little Rock firefighters are replacing rapid-entry key systems at more than 200 businesses at the city's expense after a master key was stolen from a fire marshal's vehicle in September, North Little Rock Fire Chief Jim Murphy said Tuesday.

NLR notebook

posted: 02/07/2017 2:17 a.m. Discuss

$1,920 generatedby NLR parking lot

North Little Rock library adds 3 databases for researchers, job seekers

posted: 02/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Job seekers, genealogy enthusiasts, students researching history assignments or transplanted residents have new online tools available through the William F. Laman Public Library system in North Little Rock.

Sewer rate's 15% rise set to hit in Sherwood

posted: 01/29/2017 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Bills for Sherwood Wastewater customers will show the approved 15 percent increase in the sewer rate in two more billing cycles, a city official said.

Sherwood library officially in works

posted: 01/26/2017 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Amy Sanders wouldn't mind if someone else's name is on Sherwood's new library instead of hers again, she said Wednesday.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 01/25/2017 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Park, golf-course facility rents rise

In Sherwood, sewer rate rise gets approval

posted: 01/24/2017 3:06 a.m. Discuss

Sherwood Wastewater customers will soon see higher sewer charges on their water bills.

Parks agency seeks takeover of facility on North Little Rock riverfront; rental for events proposed

posted: 01/23/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A run-down, city-owned building on North Little Rock's downtown riverfront is to become a hospitality house managed by the city's Parks and Recreation Department and made available for rentals, according to a proposal under City Council consideration.

Governor: Right to split King, Lee day

posted: 01/17/2017 5:45 a.m. Gallery Comments 3

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday that he will have to "wait and see" if state lawmakers take up his effort to separate the dual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Robert E. Lee Day, though he's "confident it's the right thing to do."

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