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Chamber event is scheduled Dec. 3

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce's annual fundraiser, "A Night at the Rep," will be held Dec. 3 at the Arkansas Repertory Theater.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. at the theater located at 601 Main in Little Rock. There will be a reception and a silent auction followed by the production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play. The performance will begin at 7 p.m.

"Guests will have the opportunity to bid on over 150 auction items, including sports memorabilia, tickets to sporting and cultural events, vacation packages, artwork, jewelry, electronic devices and gift certificates," Ashley Hight said in a news release.

Tickets are $50 a person and include admission, hors d'oeuvres and adult beverages.

Proceeds will support the Chamber of Commerce's educational programs, including Arkansas Scholars and A.L.P.S., and will fund scholarships in the community.

Tickets and additional information about the event are available by contacting the Chamber of Commerce at (501) 372-5959 or by emailing Additional information is also available online at

Council to vote on sign for bridge

The North Little Rock City Council will vote Monday on whether to authorize a Veterans Memorial sign on the Broadway bridge.

In 2017, the Arkansas Department of Transportation dedicated the Broadway bridge on U.S. 70 as Veterans Memorial Bridge in honor of those who served in the armed forces.

If the resolution passes, the sign will be installed on the North Little Rock side of the Broadway Bridge.

Condemnations on council agenda

The North Little Rock City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to condemn properties located in various areas throughout the city.

The council will decide whether to declare certain buildings, houses and other structures located at 4210 Baucum Pike and 315 N. Hickory St. a public nuisance and condemn the structures. The council also will have to repeal a resolution that declared 11 Baker Circle to be a public nuisance.

Mayor Joe Smith said the City Council agenda usually has two to three condemnation decisions on the agenda for each meeting.

"We are very aggressive on tearing down these old, dilapidated buildings," Smith said.

State Desk on 10/13/2019

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