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Sherwood center offerings bulk up

posted: 07/05/2015 4:52 a.m. Discuss

New fitness equipment at Sherwood's Bill Harmon Recreation Center is targeted toward all ages, sexes and abilities to allow strength and cardio workouts that focus on specific muscle groups or total body routines, center officials say.

North Little Rock notebook: Clerks issue note on sales licenses

posted: 07/05/2015 4:43 a.m. Discuss

Complaints about solicitors going door-to-door in North Little Rock neighborhoods in recent weeks have prompted the North Little Rock City Clerk and Treasurer's office to issue reminders to residents that those salesmen must have a peddlers permit issued by the City Clerk's office.

Sand firm again seeks Maumelle's OK for site

posted: 07/04/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

Jeffrey Sand Co. is asking to locate a sand storage and distribution operation on 22 vacant acres just inside Maumelle's city limits, possibly renewing a fight with nearby homeowners and city officials over the property's use.

Mayor: If fee reduced, shortfall plan needed

posted: 07/04/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

If Maumelle aldermen decide to begin eliminating an unpopular community service fee charged to the city's residences, they also will need to figure how to make up the lost revenue in the city budget, Mayor Mike Watson said.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 06/28/2015 2:54 a.m. Discuss

Submarine is site of July 4 events An annual July 4 fireworks-watching party will be held aboard the USS Razorback, a World War II submarine, on Saturday at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, 120 Riverfront Drive in North Little Rock.

Bates, Clinton top 1st list in Women's Hall of Fame

posted: 06/23/2015 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the late Daisy L. Gatson Bates lead the inaugural class for the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame announced Monday at the state Capitol.

Broadway Bridge's past on display

posted: 06/21/2015 3:11 a.m. Comment 1

Parades on both sides of the Arkansas River, bridge queens and an estimated 50,000 people marked the grand opening of the Broadway Bridge between Little Rock and North Little Rock on March 14, 1923.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 06/21/2015 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Prohibition exhibit featured at library

Maumelle water unit OKs study on merger

posted: 06/19/2015 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Central Arkansas Water will serve Maumelle residents if a yet-to-be-conducted feasibility study shows that consolidating the utility and Maumelle Water Management would benefit ratepayers, Central Arkansas Water Chief Executive Officer Graham Rich said Thursday.

Soccer tournament a big win, hosts say

posted: 06/15/2015 4:52 a.m. Discuss

Thousands of teenage soccer players will converge on central Arkansas by Thursday for the U.S. Youth Soccer Region 3 championships at North Little Rock's Burns Park, resulting in a projected $5.7 million in revenue for area hotels, restaurants, movie theaters and other businesses.

Judge files chamber funding-ban ruling

posted: 06/11/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

City payments to the chambers of commerce and other private economic development promoters in Little Rock and North Little Rock are illegal "donations" barred by the Arkansas Constitution, a Pulaski County circuit judge has formally ruled.

Mayor calls Chattanooga thriving at NLR talk

posted: 06/11/2015 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Chattanooga, Tenn., used to be a great place to take a date, Mayor Andy Berke joked about his hometown to a North Little Rock luncheon crowd Wednesday, "if you wanted to be alone."

Maumelle water-rate rise advised

posted: 06/10/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Citing annual decreases in water usage and increases in operating expenses, Maumelle Water Management commissioners on Tuesday recommended raising average monthly bills by $25.01 over the next three years.

Rising river keeps maritime museum, submarine closed

posted: 06/07/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Rising floodwaters have kept the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum and its USS Razorback submarine on the Arkansas River closed to visitors for its fourth weekend since last month.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 06/07/2015 2:55 a.m. Discuss

Marketing planned for former Rye site With the demolition of the former Rye Wholesale Furniture Building, 201 Maple St., underway last week, the building's owners will start a new marketing plan for the property.

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