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Buick Verano Trumps Competition With Appearance on “Celebrity Apprentice” Buick Verano sales continue to grow quickly three months into its public life. On Sunday, March 11, the new luxury sedan got the “Celebrity Apprentice” treatment when it was the subject of teams competing to create a consumer launch event. During the show, Buick also debuted two new 30-second TV spots […]

Saying goodbye to an America hero and thanks

An American hero died last week. He was one of the 1,200 such heroes this nation is losing almost daily and while you might not realize the service he and his brothers-in-arms performed for this country some 70 years ago, we truly owe them all a debt. His name was Elmer Leach and he was a veteran of World War […]

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ABWA to hold meeting FLINT — The Crossroad Connection Chapter of American Business Women’s Association — Grand Blanc, will meet March 21 at 5:30 p.m. for networking, and 6 p.m. for a presentation, at Riverfront Center, 1 Riverfront Center West, Room 2321, Flint. There will be pizza and beverages for a freewill offering. The speaker will be Amy R. Gresock, […]

Low-price gas competitor coming to Miller Road

FLINT TWP. — As the price of gasoline inches toward $4 a gallon and beyond this spring and summer, the hunt for cheaper fuel along the busy Miller Road corridor will include another shopping choice after the opening of an Admiral gas station just west of the I-75 freeway. An Admiral Petroleum Co. spokesperson declined comment on when the station […]

Gloria’s boutique draws customers from near and far

FLINT TWP. — Longtime customers of Gloria’s boutique at Genesee Valley Center could smile knowingly when a Wall Street Journal article a few months ago announced that Bergdorf Goodman luxury department store would begin selling the MacKenzie-Childs line of home goods for the first time in 15 years. Gloria Van Duyne, store owner, also gets a pat on the back […]

Nuisance havens under investigation for closure

FLINT TWP. —Alleged trouble spots like a Corunna Road motel linked to the March 4 carjacking/shooting death of Leslie Mills, 55, of Grand Blanc, may be padlocked under a nuisance law, Prosecutor David Leyton, said at a press conference last week, where he announced charges against four people. Mills blood-spattered car was found by police at the Economy Motel, 4186 […]

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Interfaith Seder planned March 26 FLINT TWP. — If you are interested in what a Jewish Passover Seder is, then come and find out at thids year’s Interfaith Seder held at Temple Beth El, 5150 Calkins Rd., in Flint Township, on March 26 at 7 p.m. A full meal will not be included with this seder, just delicious macaroons and […]

Three-year HS completion, wifi among next year’s changes

FLINT TWP. — Installing Wi-Fi connection at Carman-Ainsworth High School and Middle School is one of several exciting instructional improvements for next school year recently approved by Carman- Ainsworth Board of Education. All was not doom and gloom in the board’s decision last week to close one elementary school to make financial adjustments for ongoing revenue and enrollment declines. Other […]

First year of garbage contract deemed successful

FLINT TWP. — Recyclers should be made aware that pizza boxes and loose plastic bags are on the don’t list. Grease on pizza boxes, even when not visible, ruins everything else in the recycling bins, said Dan Garman, spokesperson for Richfield Equities, which took over the township’s garbage collection and started the recycling program about 14 months ago. He presented […]

Four charged in shooting of GB woman

FLINT TWP. — With her dying breath, Leslie Mills, 55, of Grand Blanc, told authorities a man and woman fatally shot her March 4 at the Mobile One Stop gas station on Corunna Road, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. Leyton charged four people — a Davison woman and three men from Flint Township, […]