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Jake Sandlin

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Forgotten North Little Rock graveyard earns a fan

posted: 05/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Walking through the long-neglected, 1880 Thomas Cemetery in North Little Rock's Levy area, Kristal Clark gestured toward an area that lacked any grave markers, despite the hundreds of dead interred there.

North Little Rock sale of house approved

updated: 05/24/2016 6:44 a.m. Comment 1

Pledging the city's support for the Junior League of North Little Rock's relocation and continued existence, the City Council on Monday approved the sale of the E.O. Manees House, the league's headquarters since 1962.

NLR proposes sale of 1895-built house

posted: 05/22/2016 5:58 a.m. Comments 2

Wanting to help with the expansion of a downtown business, Mayor Joe Smith is proposing that North Little Rock sell the 120-year-old E.O. Manees House, uprooting the Junior League, which has used the house as its headquarters for more than 50 years.

North Little Rock commission's emailed vote questioned

posted: 05/19/2016 3:13 a.m. Discuss

A vote conducted through email by the North Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission members to approve a development loan drew differing opinions Wednesday on whether the voting procedure violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 05/15/2016 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Updated map ready on Burns Park sites An updated map of activity sites and points of interest at the 1,625-acre Burns Park is now available online, the Parks and Recreation Department announced last week.

At Old Mill, vandals kill 5% of plants

posted: 05/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Poisoning of some of the vegetation outside North Little Rock's famed Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park is causing the city to consider installing security cameras at the historic site.

County schools' bus hub OK'd off MacArthur

posted: 05/10/2016 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Special School District buses will be able to make their morning and afternoon runs from property at 7508 MacArthur Drive in North Little Rock in an agreement reached Monday between the school district, the city and neighborhood representatives.

North Little Rock council to vote on bid for $10M overpass

posted: 05/09/2016 2:49 a.m. Comment 1

A $10.17 million overpass project on East McCain Boulevard that has the potential to open up development on North Little Rock's eastern side will likely be ready to proceed by month's end.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 05/04/2016 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Volunteers sought for cleanup day Volunteer groups will meet May 14 to pick up litter along streets, in parks and on playgrounds in their neighborhoods during the annual Great North Little Rock Cleanup.

Panel starts work on salute for Arkansans' roles in WWI

posted: 05/01/2016 5:50 a.m. Discuss

Long overshadowed by more visible remembrances of other wars, Arkansas' stories of World War I will be given more public attention over the next two years.

Ex-golf course unofficially a North Little Rock park

posted: 04/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock aldermen on Monday approved adding the former Stone Links Golf Course to the list of 35 parks under the city's Parks and Recreation Commission, but the action doesn't designate the property as an official city park.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 04/24/2016 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Museum to remain separate from parks Moving the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum under the control of the North Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department won't place the tourist attraction into the city parks system for legal reasons, Mayor Joe Smith said last week.

WWII sub a link to dad for teacher

posted: 04/24/2016 1:06 a.m. Discuss

Charlie Duveen’s eighthgrade physics class in New York is designing a nuclear-powered submarine as a semester project due in time for review Thursday by U.S. Navy architects and engineers.

Cemetery fundraiser set despite vandalism

posted: 04/22/2016 2:47 a.m. Discuss

Vandalism at Little Rock's historic Mount Holly Cemetery this week came just days before an annual fundraiser to help preserve the grounds of the cemetery, founded in 1843.

Transit's goal: Get word out

posted: 04/21/2016 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Rock Region Metro wants to start early in informing and engaging elected officials, its customers and the general public about bus route modifications it will be able to make after voters defeated a transit-tax proposal in a March 1 election.

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