Township Board set to approve 2013 budget

FLINT TWP. — The township board has scheduled a special meeting Monday night to approve its proposed 2013 budget. It follows a public hearing held on Oct. 15 to take comments from residents about the $10.87 million budget which exceeds revenues by about $1.1 million. The difference will be made up from a projected fund balance of about $4,7 million. […]

McLaren Flint: No pharmacy products bought at N.E. Compounding Center

FLINT — With national attention focused on the rise of fungal meningitis cases associated with tainted steroid injections, McLaren Flint is assuring patients it has not purchased or used any of the products that have been recalled or linked to these incidents nor has the McLaren Flint medical center ever done business with the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in […]

Candidates square off in Nov. 6 election

GENESEE COUNTY — Voters will go to the polls Nov. 6 to decide several political races. Voters in Flint Township will be asked to decide who will succeed long-time 5th Congressional District Rep. Dale Kildee, who will represent them in the State House of Representatives as well as local township, county and school board races. Here are the candidates on […]


New owners coming soon at Genesee Valley Center?

FLINT TWP. — A change in ownership is pending for Genesee Valley Center mall but details have not been released. Mall vice president and general manager Ed McHale confirmed last week that the change is pending but said he did not have more details available. He also said he could not provide a timeline but that it is “close” and […]

Wine Scene

An exciting new Michigan

I n Austria its known as Blaufränkisch, in Germany and Washington State it is called Lemberger, but in the mid 1990s after touring Austria and Germany, winemaker Jed Steele found that neither grape variety name appealed to his customers. The Austrian name reminded people of the often bitter red German wines and a name like Lemberger, that stinky cheese, just […]

Carman-Ainsworth ordering flags for all classrooms

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth school administrators are working to comply with new state laws requiring the American flag be displayed in classrooms and that students be given the opportunity daily to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Public Act 320 requires that “for each public school building it operates, the board of a school district shall purchase or possess a United […]

Cavs open playoffs in rematch with Bobcats

FLINT TWP. — The last time Carman-Ainsworth saw Grand Blanc on a football field, the sun was blazing on a warm summer evening, the Olympic Games had just ended and Grand Blanc Olympian Geena Gall was tossing the pre-game coin flip to kick off the season. That was Aug. 24. Things will be considerably different this time, with the game […]

PAWS Animal Rescue kicks off “Raise the Woof” campaign

SWARTZ CREEK — PAWS Animal Rescue in Swartz Creek kicked off its “Raise the Woof” campaign this month to raise money for the purchase of a larger facility. “Our mission to care for unwanted pets is unchanged but our present facility is overburdened and people are surrendering animals in greater numbers, many of whom have medical problems,” said Glenda Beatty, […]

Harriers look to keep season alive at regionals

UNIVERSITY CENTER — The Carman- Ainsworth cross country team will travel to Delta College on Saturday to participate in regional No. 1-1 hosted by Bay City Western. The boys’ race will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the girls’ race taking place at 11:30 a.m. Carman-Ainsworth boys’ team will be up against a tough field that includes fourth-ranked Grand Blanc, eighth-ranked […]