Author to share story of survival from abuse

FLINT — Johnnetta McSwain is a woman who is not only rising above her scars: she is soaring. McSwain, the CEO and founder of Breaking the Cycle, Beating the Odds, an organization that empowers women to break negative, self-destructive cycles that keep them from reaching their full potential, will be on hand to present highlights of her life at Real […]


Buick and GMC told dealers last week that it will introduce nine new or significantly updated models in the next 12 months, starting with the new Buick Enclave luxury crossover SUV and GMC Acadia crossover SUV this fall. GMC also announced the return of the GMC Canyon midsize pickup as an all-new model to be built in Wentzville, Mo. Arrival […]

In brief

Kidney cancer support group in October FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group will meet Oct. 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington. Featured speaker is Dr. Stuart Wolf, Jr., director of the Minimally Invasive Urology Division; Professor of Urology, University of Michigan. The topic is: “Surgical Treatments for Kidney Cancer.” He will discuss open surgery, […]

CALENDAR of events

ART/THEATRE TUESDAYSMessy Art Tuesdays at the Flint Children’sMuseum, 1602 W. University Ave., Flint from 1-3p.m. Details: Call Kimberly Roddy at 810-767-5437. THURSDAYSMusic Makers Thursdays at the Flint Children’sMuseum, 1602 W. University Ave., Flint from 1-3p.m. Details: Call Kimberly Roddy at 810-767-5437. FRIDAYSFavorite Fridays with Mother Goose at the Flintchildren’s Museum, 1602 W. University Ave., Flintfrom 1-3 p.m. Details: Call Kimberly […]


Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, will present Static-X, Oct. 6, with special guests Emmure, Ill Nino and 9 Electric. Tickets are $25 in advance. Givensix, with special guests Gone for Days, Deveraux and Xombie, will perform Oct. 12. This is a low dough concert. Rock Star, an 80s […]

Public hearings set for proposed roundabout, budget

FLINT TWP. — Residents who want a say in township spending matters will get that chance at three upcoming public hearings. The board has set the public hearings for its Oct. 15 meeting which begins at 7 p.m. and held at the township hall, 1490 South Dye Rd. One hearing concerns a proposal to place a traffic roundabout at Dye […]


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Township firefighter issues still hot

FLINT TWP. — The good news is that no more township on-call firefighters resigned this week, as has been the case at several board meetings in recent months. Even better news is that that the township board has approved the conditional hiring of eight new on-call firefighters. They are Abner Anthony, Megan Dean, Aaron Graham, Susan Hudgins, Anthony Miller, David […]

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