Aerotropolis could be the next big thing

Bishop International Airport and Genesee County have hitched their wagon to a new plan gaining momentum here — an “aerotropolis” zone which supporters hope will bring businesses to Genesee County. The aerotropolis would encompass the region near the airport and surrounding rail lines and expressways from Port Huron to Shiawassee County. Tax incentives would be doled out to attract new […]


Youth orchestra planning fundraiser for trip to France

FLINT TWP. — Planning to buy a Nook e-reader as a Christmas gift? Why not do it this Sunday and support a good cause at the same time. A percentage of designated sales including books and Nooks from a Barnes & Noble Bookfair at Genesee Valley Center from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday will help the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra (FYSO) […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts at Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Banana 101.5’s “$1.01 show” featuring Kyng, Edisun, Syn City Cowboys and Black Oxygen on Dec. 2. All tickets are $1.01 at the door. Sevendust with special guests Eye Empire, Seven Day Sonnet and Candelight Red will perform Dec. 3. Tickets are $22 in advance. […]

Marylyn Dintenfass exhibition coming to FIA

FLINT — The Flint Institute of Arts will open the exhibition Marylyn Dintenfass: Auto Biography & Other Anecdotes on Dec. 10 in the Graphic Arts Gallery. The exhibition brings the artist’s automotive-themed works on paper to Michigan and highlights her innovative and unique artistic vision. The exhibition will be at the museum through Feb. 12. Dintenfass has had a long […]

Homicide suspect arrested after hostage situation

FLINT TWP. — After holding a hostage in a four-hour standoff with police at a downtown Flint motel on Sunday, a 44-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with a double homicide at Clovertree Apartments. Early Saturday, township police were called to 3417 Clovertree Lane where they discovered the bodies of Charles Ferman Woodson, 78, and his daughter Phyllis […]

In brief

Chamber to host tree warming GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Harada Electric and Waddles and Toddles will be hosting a tree warming for the needy. The tree warming will start at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Harada Electric, 320 E. Grand Blanc Road, and those in attendance are asked to bring gloves, […]

Apartment buildings being condemned, tenants forced to move

FLINT TWP. — “No water. No heat,” is how Vonroyce Johnson summed up living conditions last week in his apartment at Brookstone Valley Apartments, 5107 Drummond Square, off Flushing Road. It was almost sundown on the day before Thanksgiving and Johnson was loading a car to move out of his home of 12 years. He was among about 25 families […]

Grand Blanc slips past Cavs in opener

FLINT TOWNSHIP— The Lady Cavaliers held the lead at halftime, 33-24. Smart fundamentals and good free-throw shooting helped Grand Blanc climb right back into it, and eventually take victory with a 57-51 comeback win. Although the Cavs assumed control in the first half, Grand Blanc continued to grind, pulling itself right back into the game. Grand Blanc trailed, 46-34, with […]

C-A bond refinancing to save nearly $1 mill

FLINT TWP. — On Nov. 29, Carman- Ainsworth Community Schools successfully closed on a transaction refinancing more than $9.7 million of the bonds voters approved in 2002 to renovate and improve all district school buildings. Through this transaction that was authorized by the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education, property owners in the district will save $910,765 in interest over the next […]

Sports Shorts

Carr, Chiefs begin to slide KANSAS CITY, MO— Carman-Ainsworth graduate Brandon Carr and his Kansas City Chiefs are currently 4-7 overall, which has them sitting at third place in the four-team American Football Conference-West, behind the 7-4 Oakland Raiders, 6-5 Denver Broncos, and ahead of the 4-7 San Diego Chargers. The past few weeks have been hard on the Chiefs, […]