Seven Chevrolet models have received 5- Star Overall Vehicle Scores for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In New Car Assessment Program testing, NHTSA gave its highest possible 5-star overall score to the Chevrolet Sonic, Cruze, Volt, Impala, Traverse, Camaro Coupe and Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. Sonic is the first and only car in the subcompact class […]

Shoe Carnival coming to town

FLINT TWP. —In just over a month, Shoe Carnival, a leading retailer of valuepriced footwear and accessories, will become the latest national chain to open a new store in the township commercial district. Store number 492 is going into Oak Brook Square, 3192 S. Linden Road, joining T.J. Maxx, Buffalo Wild Wings, Hobby Lobby and other major tenants in the […]

Genesee Health Plan will continue to assist uninsured

FLINT — Genesee Health Plan said earlier this week its members will continue to receive GHP assistance after the Michigan Healthcare Marketplace launches on Tuesday and enrollment dates have been extended to ensure members are covered either through the new Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace or Medicaid. Under the new health care reform law known as the Affordable Care Act, uninsured […]

Taking the technology plunge

I ’ve desperately clung to my old cellphone these past few years. Even as the market became flooded with iPhones, Smartphones, Droids and Androids, I’ve hung on to ‘old reliable’ – a square little burgundy colored LG NV. It wasn’t that I loved my phone, quite the contrary actually. It was clunky, slow, limited in what it could do and […]

In brief

Students raising funds for cancer at Sunday benefit FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth supporters are being invited to come out Sunday afternoon for a fundraiser by the Cancer Crushers, a girls summer softball team and community service group. The young ladies will be serving food and soft drinks at Pizza Mia, 5414 Perry Road near Belsay Road in Grand Blanc. A […]

Local police work portrayed on TV show

FLINT TWP. — What’s real and what’s fake on TV cop shows? Randy Kimes, a retired Flint Township police detective who lives in Richfield Township, gained first-hand insight when he was filmed for an episode of “Blood Lies and Alibis,” a crime-solving reenactment show on the Investigation Discovery channel. “Flint Serial Slasher” takes viewers behind the scenes of the investigation […]

Church joins fight against child hunger

FLINT TWP. — Nearly half (48 percent) of children in Michigan receive free or reduced price school lunches because they live in households earning less than $41,000 a year for a family of four, according to a report from Child Hunger in Michigan. When school is in session those children have a reliable source of meals on weekdays but still […]

Crash shuts down part of I-75

FLINT TWP. — A Linden man was seriously injured in a crash late Monday afternoon that closed two lanes of traffic on northbound I-75 for several hours causing traffic backups for more than a mile. The incident began about 4:40 p.m. when township officers were responded to a call about an injury accident on I-75 north of Miller Road, according […]

Carman-Ainsworth supports Common Core standards

FLINT TWP. — Since 2010, Michigan public school educators have been preparing to switch from Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as a measure of student progress to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), due to be fully implemented by the 2014-15 school year. But political changes in Lansing are threatening to derail the plan and has prompted the C-A School Board to […]

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