Is VGs Corunna Rd. closing?

FLINT TWP. — Management is not talking but signs are pointing to the closing of VGs grocery store, 5080 Corunna Road, by the end of the year. Grand Rapids-based Spartan Stores owns 15 VGs Food & Pharmacy locations. Last week, Spartan filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) for the VGs store on Court Street in Burton and another […]

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C-A coach invites businesses to join winning tradition

FLINT TWP. — Local business have always generously supported school programs, but one Carman-Ainsworth varsity baseball coach is pioneering a new way for businesses to show their school spirit. The Cavalier Athletic Signs initiative started in September and offers businesses up to eight different venues to display advertising signs. Coach Steve Faculak came up with the idea along with Keith […]

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Kylia Tobias, 5, of Flint Township was first in line last Friday night to tell Santa Claus what she wants for Christmas. The beloved Christmas icon arrived at Genesee Valley Mall via a Flint Township fire truck for his annual pre-Christmas visit. Presented by the Genesee District Library, Santa read aloud a special version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” […]

Baker shows off training ground for high-tech jobs

FLINT TWP. — Robots came to life, computers whirred, lasers flashed and metal and plastic molders cranked out parts when the technology labs were powered up last Thursday for an open house at the Center for Engineering and Computer Technology at Baker College- Flint. Parents and students interested in technical job training got a guided tour of nine specialty laboratories […]

Supervisors unite to ask for say on parks board

GENESEE COUNTY — With nearly 10 percent of the property in his community belonging to Genesee County Parks and Recreation, Richfield Township Supervisor Joe Madore thinks the township should have a say in decisions made regarding that parkland. Madore and five other Genesee County township supervisors came before the Genesee County Board of Commissioners last week and asked the commission […]

In brief

Obamacare topic at business meeting FLINT TWP. — Todd A. Chaney, a group, individual and senior benefits specialist for Security First Benefits Corp, will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association monthly luncheon meeting, noon to 1:15 p.m. Wed. Nov. 20 at Teppanyaki Grill & Buffet in the Target Plaza on Miller Road. Chaney will talk about […]

Air date set for ‘Dead Files Revisited’ at ‘haunted’ Flint Township house

FLINT TWP. — Scripps Networks has confirmed that “Dead Files Revisited,’’ a paranormal investigation show on the Travel Channel, will again feature a Flint Township house in an episode airing at 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. The one-hour show will revisit episodes filmed in Flint Township and Fort Wayne, Indiana that includes “shocking, never-before-seen-footage of a violent exorcism,’’ according to […]

Five Below joins Pirates Plaza

FLINT TWP. — A Five Below discount store has opened in Pirates Plaza on Miller Road, completing the conversion of a former Circuit City electronics store into three separate stores. Five Below is a trendy, value-priced store catering to teens and pre-teens. It takes it name from pricing of its merchandise at $5 bucks or less. Five Below joined andThat!, […]

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Road Commission purchasing manager named Michigan Buyer of the Year

FLINT — Genesee County Road Commission Purchasing Manager Joyce McClane has been named Buyer of the Year by the Michigan chapter of the Professional Purchasers Officers Association. The award, which “recognizes individuals for their work in public purchasing, involvement with their community, and contributions to MPPOA and to the purchasing profession,” is intended to acknowledge individuals who have “completed a […]