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Jake Sandlin

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Finance woes hit Argenta agency

posted: 09/28/2014 2:59 a.m. Discuss

About once a week, investors call the Argenta Community Development Corp. to ask whether the North Little Rock nonprofit is interested in selling property, Executive Director Hannah Vogler told her board of directors Thursday evening.

OUR TOWN: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 09/28/2014 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Haunted house set for Oct. 9 opening Halloween fun will start early in North Little Rock when the city's Police Athletic League sponsors the Haunted High School starting Oct. 9, the group announced last week.

Mayor delays motion to sell tract in NLR

posted: 09/23/2014 2:48 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith held off on asking for the City Council's approval Monday night to sell a piece of city property on River Road after a few nearby property owners spoke against the sale.

Our Town : North Little Rock notebook

posted: 09/21/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

9 p.m. closing timeset for all city parks

2 counties OK'd for war markers

posted: 09/18/2014 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Applications for Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial historical markers have been approved for sites in Garland and White counties by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, the panel announced.

Museum tries to buy 1864 battle site

posted: 09/17/2014 3:42 a.m. Discuss

The Nevada County Depot and Museum is working toward acquiring 448 acres of the Elkins' Ferry Battlefield near Prescott to help preserve more of the site of the 1864 Civil War battle, the museum's board announced Monday.

NLR to enforce nuisance code starting Jan. 1

posted: 09/15/2014 3:28 a.m. Comment 1

Code enforcement officers will start ticketing North Little Rock residents after Jan. 1 for having unsightly items outside their homes, a result of recent City Council legislation meant to clean up neighborhoods.

OUR TOWN: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 09/14/2014 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Library: Memorial for Baskin to wait Jeff Baskin's death last week renewed some speculation about how to best pay tribute to the longtime head of the William F. Laman Library System who also was very involved in community projects.

Baskin, long the chief of Laman Library, dies

posted: 09/11/2014 5:16 a.m. Discuss

Remembered as a visionary for libraries and for emphasizing community exposure to the arts and history, Jeff Baskin left his mark on North Little Rock and beyond, friends and colleagues said Wednesday.

NLR, Sherwood handed sewer-utility pact study

posted: 09/10/2014 3:51 a.m. Discuss

Wastewater committees in Sherwood and North Little Rock took a first look Tuesday at an analysis that recommends either merging the two utilities or creating an agreement to share collection and treatment services to better serve their customers.

Residents debate land plan in NLR

posted: 09/09/2014 3:26 a.m. Discuss

Property owners in the Young Road area offered differing opinions to the North Little Rock City Council on Monday about a proposed apartment development on 18.85 acres that the city is trying to sell.

What a difference a day makes in NLR

posted: 09/08/2014 3:35 a.m. Comment 1

Divided by traffic-busy John F. Kennedy Boulevard, North Little Rock's historic Park Hill neighborhood has long yearned to support more retail businesses; add some upscale restaurants; and provide safer passage for patrons, especially those wanting to cross JFK's four lanes.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 09/07/2014 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Business expo set for Verizon Arena

Homes, Curious George featured in NLR exhibits

posted: 09/01/2014 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Starting Tuesday, a history of American houses and what details make them into homes is the theme of an exhibit at the William F. Laman Library in North Little Rock. Also, a back-story exhibit on the Curious George children's books will go on display at the library's Argenta branch.

OUR TOWN: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 08/31/2014 4:54 a.m. Discuss

Riverside cleanup set for Saturday Keep North Little Rock Beautiful is heading up the city's participation in the Third Annual Great Arkansas River Clean-up from 8-11 a.m. Saturday.

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