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NLR eases rules on food truck vendors

posted: 05/28/2015 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Food truck vendors will find it easier to sell their meals in North Little Rock after the City Council agreed Tuesday night to ease requirements for mobile food vendor operations.

NLR approves zoning rules for 2 areas

posted: 05/27/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

With broad support from within both neighborhoods, the North Little Rock City Council approved future zoning regulations for the city's Levy and Park Hill neighborhoods Tuesday that are aimed at revitalizing the two areas.

NLR neighborhood plans ready for City Council votes

posted: 05/25/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Detailed plans to make improvements to North Little Rock's Park Hill and Levy neighborhoods are ready for the City Council's approval after numerous public meetings to explain its features to property owners and calm any fears.

Mayor inspired by Texas square

posted: 05/24/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Mayor Joe Smith wants to transform North Little Rock's vacant Argenta Plaza into a vibrant area for dining, shopping and the arts and is turning to Fort Worth's popular Sundance Square as the model for success.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 05/24/2015 3:12 a.m. Discuss

Firm to aid search for new library chief An executive search firm will be used to help the William F. Laman Public Library System hire a new executive director, Mayor Joe Smith said.

Arts Center sales tax polled again in NLR

posted: 05/22/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

A new telephone poll this week is asking North Little Rock voters if they would support a city sales-tax increase to relocate the Arkansas Arts Center from Little Rock to North Little Rock's downtown.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 05/20/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

History Commission spot gets new name North Little Rock's home for the city's History Commission has a new name.

Panel to take input on where to build Sherwood's library

posted: 05/19/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

A site selection committee will begin advertising next week for suggestions from Sherwood residents for a suitable location to move the city's Amy Sanders Public Library, now hemmed in at its 31 Shelby Road address.

Chicken plea on agenda 4th time

posted: 05/17/2015 3:28 a.m. Comment 1

When Eric Desjardin approached the Maumelle City Council about allowing residents to raise chickens within the city, he didn't expect such an uphill battle, he said last week.

Preservation group adds 8 sites to endangered list

posted: 05/15/2015 3:02 a.m. Discuss

With one at-risk property serving as a backdrop, the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas announced Thursday eight sites in eight counties that are being added to the list of endangered places in the state, plus one other site "worth watching."

NLR plan to alter street draws developer's lawsuit

posted: 05/13/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Eugene Pfeifer III, developer of NorthShore Business Park in North Little Rock, has filed a lawsuit challenging the City Council's approval last month to change the alignment of a proposed street that would provide the business park a second entrance and exit.

Search panel for NLR library exec regroups

posted: 05/12/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

With the search for qualified applicants for a new executive director coming up empty, the board of trustees for the William F. Laman Public Library System in North Little Rock wants to hire a search firm instead of having the city continue to lead the effort.

City OKs $1.05M upgrade for street

posted: 05/12/2015 3:02 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock and the North Little Rock School District will share the cost of improvements to Main Street next to North Little Rock High School, according to an informal interlocal agreement the City Council approved Monday.

Sights set on cooler dog spot

posted: 05/10/2015 3:56 a.m. Discuss

Friends of Animals volunteer Marsha Mosenthin said even she has a hard time being inside the North Little Rock Animal Shelter's adoption area.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 05/10/2015 3:52 a.m. Discuss

Maritime museum to give away lunch

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