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Larry's Pizza looks to Hot Springs, Little Rock; Jimmy John's set for capital city

Larry's Pizza looks to Hot Springs, Little Rock; Jimmy John's set for capital city

One location restaurant chain prepares to expand in Little Rock, while a national name is setting its sights on well-trafficked corner of the capital city, according to this week's Arkansas Business newspaper.

First, Larry's Pizza, the buffet-style pizza slinger that opened its first location in southwest Little Rock in 1992, is adding a second west Little Rock location, this one at 801 S. Bowman Road. The space once housed Dragon Palace Buffet at the Bowman Station project. The new Larry's will be about 7,500 square feet.

But the chain isn't stopping there.

EPA to power plants: Clean up your act

EPA to power plants: Clean up your act

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is clamping down on power plant pollution in 27 states, including Arkansas, that contributes to unhealthy air downwind.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced on Thursday a plan to reduce smokestack pollution causing smog and soot in downwind states - where it combines with local air contaminants, making it impossible for those states to meet air quality standards on their own.

The rule differs from one proposed by the Obama administration in July.

End is near for unlimited wireless

End is near for unlimited wireless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When Verizon Wireless kills off its unlimited data plan for new smartphone customers on Thursday, it will mark another blow for endless Web surfing and video streaming.

The move by the nation's largest wireless carrier has long been anticipated. More people are switching to smartphones and using an increasing amount of data for all manner of wireless activities. The shift could help wireless carriers ensure that they can handle the traffic flowing over the new higher-speed "4G," or fourth-generation, data networks they're rolling out.

AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA, the second- and fourth-largest U.S. carriers, respectively, have already set limits on monthly data usage. AT&T uses tiered data plans like the one Verizon is rolling out, while T-Mobile slows data speeds for unlimited data plan customers who use up their monthly allotment.

Get relief from the heat with NLR Electric

Get relief from the heat with NLR Electric

Get Relief from the Heat with North Little Rock Electric

The weather is HOT, and it won't be long before we're staring down huge energy bills related to keeping cool. Luckily, the North Little Rock Electric Department offers several ways to help customers save money.

  • FREE Home Energy Audits

North Little Rock citizens can get a FREE energy audit to identify how much energy thier home consumes and what measures may be taken to make it more energy efficient. The walk-through audit will show you problems that may, when corrected, save significant amounts of money over time. A Home Energy Audit will help you understand the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling systems, look at how efficient your windows and doors are, inspect insulation levels, identify leaks in the building, and show you ways to save electricity.

McCain renovations update

McCain renovations update

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – McCain Mall, a popular North Little Rock shopping destination for 38 years, is pleased to announce that throughout their renovation efforts, more than 90,000 sq. feet of flooring and 20 tons of metal have been recycled to date. 

McCain Mall has contracted Rheinschmidt Tile & Marble in partnership with Solid Waste Solutions Corp. (SWS) on the removal and reinstallation of 90,000 sq. feet of floor tile. Rheinschmidt Tile & Marble is a leading installation contractor world wide of tile and marble products. SWS is a nationally recognized waste and recycling consulting company specializing in waste minimization and beneficial reuse.

“There was a time that materials like this were simply headed to a landfill. This is one example of the innovation occurring in recent years in the waste and recycling industry.

Main Street Arkansas awards revitalization grants to 13 programs

Main Street Arkansas awards revitalization grants to 13 programs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Main Street Arkansas has awarded $69,329 for Arkansas projects through its Main Street Arkansas Downtown Revitalization Grant program, Governor Mike Beebe announced today.