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The Empire joins forces with the Magic Kingdom

I ’m a self-proclaimed “Star Wars” geek. I have been since I was 10 years old in 1977 when the first movie came out. I remember standing in line at least 10 times that year at the Eastland Mall (now Courtland Center in Burton) to watch the best adventure movie set in a “galaxy far, far away” that I’d ever […]

Collison course

I’ve been getting items across my desk over the past week that made me, and my staff, groan; basketball schedules. Now, let’s be perfectly clear here. We don’t have anything against basketball, but we’re still trying to finish up the fall season. Volleyball district titles were still being decided last Friday and we had three teams left in the football […]

Physical therapy practice open near Miller Road business district

FLINT TWP. — Sports injuries, repetitive stress strains and arthritis are some of the painful physical problems experienced by people seeking treatment at Horizon Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, 3600 Miller Road, just east of Ballenger Highway. The new office is owned by Dr. Jerome Adams , a certified kinesio taping practitioner who is trained in mechanical diagnosis and treatment of […]


If you think the new Chevrolet Camaro introduced at the SEMA show in Las Vegas on Oct. 29 looks like a Hot Wheels toy on steroids, that’s because the vehicle is actually based on a Hot Wheels model car first sold in 1968. “Millions of us grew up playing with Hot Wheels,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. […]

Consumers Energy sends more than 300 personnel to the East Coast

STATEWIDE — Consumers Energy and its contractors are responding to calls for post- Hurricane Sandy power restoration assistance by sending more than 300 workers to numerous locations in the destructive storm’s path, from metro Detroit to the East Coast. Early Thursday morning, 30 employees from across Consumers Energy’s service territory will leave Dundee for Cleveland to assist First Energy with […]


The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) awarded the 2013 Ram 1500 its prestigious “Truck of Texas” award following their 20th annual Texas Truck Rodeo near San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 20 and 21. Nick Cappa, with Ram Truck Communications, said the award is a big deal in the world of pick-up trucks because one in five trucks sold in this […]


Local boards remain the same

FLINT TWP. — It is now official. With mostly incumbents running unopposed for seats on the local township and school boards, Tuesday’s election was a mere formality.Carman-Ainsworth school board members Donald J. Conway and Recco S. Richardson, both running unopposed, have been elected to four-year terms.Conway polled 8,989 votes and Richardson,  7,562 ,plus 215 write-in votes.School board members are now […]

In brief

Willingham joins Yeo & Yeo FLINT — Gina Willingham has joined the Flint office of Yeo & Yeo, CPAs as a staff accountant. She provides audit services. Willingham holds a bachelor of business administration from The University of Michigan – Flint, majoring in accounting and finance. She is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, an honors organization for accounting majors, […]

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Dye Elementary art Fundraiser offers novel Christmas gift ideas

FLINT TWP. — Displaying children’s school work on the refrigerator is a timehonored family tradition. But proud parents, grandparents and anyone associated with young artists can now showcase those talents in portable ways such as on a coffee mug, as a mouse pad or iPhone cover. This personalized Christmas gift idea is offered as a fundraiser spearheaded by Tina McGinnis, […]