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Jake Sandlin

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NLR mayor says city to prop up its libraries

posted: 12/17/2014 3:34 a.m. Discuss

With its public libraries in financial difficulty, North Little Rock's city government will start lending assistance to the William F. Laman Library System to save on library expenses and maintain its programs, Mayor Joe Smith said Tuesday.

Overlay plans have NLR property owners upset

posted: 12/15/2014 6:33 a.m. Discuss

Detailed overlay plans for rezoning parts of North Little Rock’s Park Hill and Levy neighborhoods are causing worries among some property owners who are apprehensive about how such changes will affect their properties over the long term.

Kickoff event gets ball rolling for Women's Hall of Fame

posted: 12/11/2014 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Terry Hartwick almost made it through Wednesday's kickoff luncheon for an Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame without tearing up, something associates said he frequently does when talking about his idea to honor the contributions and influence of Arkansas women.

Library's '15 exhibits stay on calendar

posted: 12/09/2014 3:36 a.m. Discuss

Five national traveling exhibits will still make stops in 2015 at William F. Laman Library in North Little Rock as scheduled, despite budgetary cutbacks in staff, hours and programs already underway at the library's two locations, the library's board of trustees was told Monday.

City OKs '15 budget after tweak

posted: 12/09/2014 3:34 a.m. Discuss

A reduction in what the city will pay neighboring Little Rock for a regional homeless center gained narrow approval Monday evening by the North Little Rock City Council before aldermen passed a $61.62 million general fund budget for 2015.

NLR's mayor ready for vote on '15 budget

posted: 12/08/2014 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Mayor Joe Smith said he's ready for the North Little Rock City Council to approve a revised general fund budget for 2015 at its meeting tonight.

NLR chamber chief pushes for Women's Hall of Fame

updated: 12/06/2014 10:32 p.m. Discuss

Different state halls of fame have recognized many notable Arkansans, North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce President Terry Hartwick said, but they've often overlooked noteworthy women who don't fall under a specific category.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 12/07/2014 4:18 a.m. Discuss

Vandals don't dim city's light display

Bias suit in NLR cites service-dog charge

posted: 12/06/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

The National Fair Housing Alliance filed a housing discrimination complaint Friday against the owners of a North Little Rock apartment complex, alleging discrimination against the disabled who require guide dogs or service dogs, the group announced in a news release.

NLR mayor says city will let land-swap deal expire

posted: 12/06/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

An exchange in 2010 of downtown property in North Little Rock between the city and a developer will end this month when the agreement isn't extended for a seventh time, Mayor Joe Smith said Wednesday.

NLR to repave about 13 blocks of Main Street

posted: 12/01/2014 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Years of repaving has left portions of North Little Rock's Main Street between the viaduct and Pershing Boulevard uneven, making for an awkward ride, Chief Engineer Mike Smith said.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 11/30/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Liner fix to closesenior center pool

Laman Library says no cash for writers fellowship in '15

posted: 11/27/2014 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Applicants for the Laman Library Writers Fellowship have been informed that the $10,000 prize won't be awarded in 2015 because of financial troubles at the William F. Laman Public Library System in North Little Rock, library officials said.

Battle of Prairie Grove re-enactment planned

posted: 11/27/2014 3:09 a.m. Discuss

A re-enactment of the Battle of Prairie Grove highlights December observances of the Civil War's 150th anniversary period sanctioned by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Chairman Tom Dupree announced.

Sherwood aldermen put off vote to raise city's sewer rate

posted: 11/26/2014 4:11 a.m. Discuss

A proposed sewer rate increase will wait until at least one more meeting for a vote by the Sherwood City Council.

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