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Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 08/28/2016 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Chief set to retire from Animal Control

Firm sues North Little Rock over termination of riverboat lease

posted: 08/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A riverboat company that formerly operated Arkansas River tours from North Little Rock filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court claiming that the city wrongfully terminated its lease in December.

North Little Rock to pick up $80,000 tab for Sprint to disconnect cable

posted: 08/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Mayor Joe Smith said Monday that paying the entire cost to disconnect underground fiber-optic lines that cross both city and private property downtown would provide North Little Rock a "collateral benefit" to the private property's owners, something he added isn't unusual when the city makes improvements.

NLR offer will pay to shift cable

posted: 08/22/2016 2:50 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock is proposing to pick up the $80,000 tab for Sprint Corp. to relocate buried cables and conduit in a part of downtown, even though the city doesn't own all of the property the lines run through.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 08/21/2016 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Venues to team on Pearl Harbor events The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum and several other venues will partner to observe the 75th anniversary of the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor during the first week of December.

2 seek open NLR post as few face challengers

posted: 08/20/2016 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Ron Harris and John Parker will compete for the open Ward 3 alderman's position in North Little Rock in the only contested municipal race in Pulaski County outside of Little Rock's city board elections.

Maumelle OKs age-bias suit payout; ex-worker to get $84,000

posted: 08/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Maumelle City Council approved paying $42,000 as its part of an $84,000 settlement of a wrongful termination lawsuit against the city and its elected city clerk in a special meeting Tuesday and accepted the resignation of City Clerk Joshua Clausen, effective Aug. 31.

North Little Rock group tours plaza envisioned for Argenta

updated: 08/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Children splashed around in jetted fountains. A family sought shade under giant umbrellas. Tourists took photos of an iconic mural depicting an Old West cattle drive.

Our Town: Little Rock notebook

posted: 07/31/2016 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Neighborhood forum set on I-30 project A community meeting about the Interstate 30 corridor reconstruction project and related improvements along a segment of Interstate 40 in the city is set for 6 p.m. Thursday for the Park Hill and Lakewood neighborhoods.

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

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