Enchanted evening



About 330 Carman-Ainsworth students stepped out in style for their prom at Canterbury Village in Lake Orion, a 19th century Tudor-style event center.

President Obama drank Flint water, delivered several key points to city




FLINT — “Can I get some water?” With that request, during remarks at Flint’s Northwestern High School, President Barack Obama sipped from his second glass of filtered water during his one-day visit to Flint for a firsthand look at the city’s ongoing poisoned water crisis. Drinking the water to demonstrate that filtered water is safe for most Flint residents to […]

Charitable gaming violation nets Fenton man court fines



FLINT TOWNSHIP – Violations of Michigan’s charitable gaming law at a Flint Township establishment have resulted in court fines for a Fenton man, according to a press release last week from the Michigan Gaming Control Board. William C. Bird, 41, a financial advisor and chairman of the Bird Foundation was sentenced to pay a $200 fine and $350 in costs […]

Mott Community College seeks millage renewal



FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees approved a resolution April 25 allowing the College to seek a voter-approved renewal for its ten-year operating millage on the Aug. 2, election ballot. A renewal of this operating millage was last approved by voters in 2007. “We want to make it clear that the College is not requesting an […]

Volunteers build wheelchair ramp for family




FLINT TWP. – Veletta Damon was eager to show her grandson, Jake, the new wheelchair ramp outside her home. “He will be so excited,” said Damon. “Now he can go to church.” Volunteers recently assembled at Damon’s home in South Valley Estates and spent the morning building the ramp she needed to get her grandson, daughter and husband in and […]

Trash talking

C-A robotics team tackle environmental hazard


FLINT TWP. — Paper or plastic? For a determined group of middle-school students, that environmentally-conscious question goes beyond bagging choices at the grocery store. They are on a mission to educate the public and gain support for removing Styrofoam food trays from their school cafeteria by 2017 and replacing them with a cardboard-like compostable tray. Collectively known as MO’ Peeps, […]

In brief



WFBA presents a nnual scholarships FLINT TWP. — Jim Ply, principal of the Genesee Career Institute, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, at noon, Thursday, May 19 at the Valley Family Restaurant at Miller and Linden roads. Ply will talk about the role of the Institute and in preparing students for […]

Public votes ‘no’ on bond proposition for Flushing Community Schools




FLUSHING — Flushing Community Schools’ Improvement Bond Proposition, which planned for several upgrades and new additions to school facilities, was voted down during Tuesday’s election. 1,404 ‘yes’ votes were counted and 1,741 ‘no,’ finalizing the percentages at 44.64 percent voting for the proposition and 55.36 percent voting against it. Flint Township residents who live in the Flushing School District are […]

Coloring Craze

Adult coloring book craze sparks store contest


FLINT TWP – America’s growing fascination with the therapeutic coloring books for adults trend is still going strong. The local Goodwill thrift store, 4340 Miller Road, has decided to get in on the fun by sponsoring a contest all this month, according to signs posted at the store which has a large variety of the coloring books for sale. To […]

I.N.C. Systems unveils new headquarters in Grand Blanc



GRAND BLANC — I.N.C. Systems held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on April 29 at their new 4,500-square-foot headquarters in Grand Blanc, nearly doubling the size of its previous location while making room for additional staff. “Our new location is almost twice the size of our previous office where we had reached our capacity,” said CEO Aaron Hamp. […]


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