Liquidation sale now underway at Kmart

FLINT TWP. — Time to say goodbye to Blue Light specials. After 50 years of serving the community, the Kmart store at 3083 Miller Road will be closing for good in early December. Open since 1964, it is the oldest remaining Kmart store in Genesee County and the second longest operating behind the Dort Highway store, which opened in 1963 […]

‘Training Wheels’ Volunteer reports on biking program

FLINT TWP. — When the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) “Training Wheels” course rolled into Grand Blanc in July, township resident Reuben Arceo grabbed his helmet and took it for a spin. “Training Wheels,’’ courses are being scheduled around the state to educate community planners about how to provide safe bicycling facilities for residents and visitors. A biking enthusiast since […]

The Whiting to present The Things They Carried

FLINT — In Association with Young Audiences New York, The Whiting is proud to present The Literature to Life ® Presentation of The Things They Carried as part of the Health Plus Education Series on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The Things They Carried is a Young Audiences New York Literature to Life® Arts Education Program and is directed by […]

C-A Board applauds coach

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education proudly recognized Coach Kenn Domerese for his induction into the Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame. The formal induction was held September 20 at Central Michigan University. Domerese has coached track and cross country at Carman- Ainsworth for 40 years. He has coached over 100 All-State athletes, earned countless League and […]

Suspect eluding police dies in fatal car crash

FLINT TWP. — Police have identified Hollis Ramon Rawls, 46, of Flint, as the suspect who died last weekend from injuries sustained in a car crash while fleeing police. The incident began at approximately 7:04 p.m. on Friday Sept. 26, when a Flint Township police officer attempted to stop a 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck for a traffic violation on Flushing […]

Chamber debuts Art of Achievement Awards

Nominations sought in business and hospitality categories

GENESEE COUNTY — Nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural 2014 Art of Achievement Awards, according to a press release. The gala event in celebration of excellence in business and hospitality throughout Flint & Genesee will take place on Thursday, November 6 at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint. The Art of Achievement Awards has evolved from previous […]

In brief

C-A readies for homecoming FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth’s Homecoming on October 17 begins with a parade set to start at 4:30 p.m. from South Baptist Church on Van Slyke Road, heading south to Maple Road then east to the middle school. The Homecoming football game kicks off at 7 p.m.. Th Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 18 […]

There’s a story behind every personalized plate

A short time back I took some flak from readers who dislike the occasional column I write on personalized license plates I see on cars while driving. One reader was unhappy with my use of the term “vanity plate” (hence they will be called personalized plates from now on), another felt I should be writing about important, informative subjects and […]

Seeing green as bank changes hands

FLINT TWP. — Temporary signs draped over the door and ATM machine were the first indication that Bank of America, 4584 Miller Road, was changing brands. On September 16, Ohio-based Huntington Bank announced the completion of its acquisition of 24 Bank of America locations in Central Michigan including branches at Miller Road, G-1160 N. Ballenger Highway; 12890 S. Saginaw St., […]

Donahue brings experience to C&L Ward

DAVISON TWP. — C&L Ward has announced the addition of a new event marketing manager within their company. David Donahue has been hired into the marketing department as the company’s new Event Marketing Manager. He has extensive marketing, sales and customer service background and has managed several events in his career. He most recently worked for Serve Pro of Grand […]