2013-01-10

Gas station switches brands





FLINT TWP. — Patrons of BP gas will have to travel a bit further off I-75 to buy fuel after a brand switch by the longtime BP gas station at the corner of Miller and Lennon roads, commonly called The Point. The station at 3356 Miller Road, has been converted to the Marathon brand. For many years — at least […]

Cavs face Michigan’s best at wrestling tourney




NEW LOTHROP — Despite their status as the top two varsity wrestling teams in the state for Div. 2 according to michigangrappler.com, St. John’s and Lowell still had their work cut out for them at the New Lothrop Invitational last Saturday. That’s because this 18-team field also included the fourth- and fifthranked squads for Div. 3 in Whitehall and Birch […]

Credit Union brings holiday cheer at annual “Whatchamacallit”



FLINT — Generosity and the giving spirit were in full force at The 9th Annual Whatchamacallit, hosted by Financial Plus Federal Credit Union and The Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 7. This once-a-year fundraiser and networking event attracted over 250 guests from the media, retail, service, nonprofit, restaurant, and civic communities across Genesee County. Sixteen Hundred and seventy […]

Swimmers bow in Midland Dow dual



MIDLAND — Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing traveled to Midland Dow last Friday for a Saginaw Valley League swimming and diving meet and came home with a 132-51 defeat. The Cavaliers won one of the 12 events, with Chris Michael capturing the diving competition with 183.75 points. The host Chargers won all 11 swimming events. Carman-Ainsworth/Flushing slipped to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in […]

In brief



Commit to Fit back for another year GENESEE COUNTY — The Commit to Fit! New Year, New You! Healthy Weight Loss Challenge is an eight week individual challenge that focuses on celebrating healthy living and community unity in the New Year. Each year, many of us make a New Year’s resolution about our personal health that can be difficult to […]

Cavs’ bowling puts forth impressive weekend



FLINT TWP — The Carman- Ainsworth girls’ bowling team took to Colonial Lanes in Flushing on Saturday and dominated Saginaw Valley League foe Mt. Pleasant, 28.5- 1.5. Shamonica Simon rolled games of 235 and 192, while Quinisha Burnett bowled a 193. Bernardette Gruber was able to work her way to a 202. “On Sunday, we went to Battle Creek M66 […]

Baker College welcomes federal reserve economist



FLINT — Paul Traub, business economist, Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will present an economic forecast for 2013 on Jan. 21, from 6-8 p.m. at the Baker College of Flint Auditorium, 1050 W. Bristol Road, Flint. The presentation will include a discussion about the state of the U.S. economy, as well as the outlook for Michigan. […]

DETROIT THREE MAKE BIG COMEBACK IN 2012

GM First Automaker to Sell 1M 30- mpg Vehicles in a Year

December of 2012 was a good month for GM with numbers indicating that U.S. dealers delivered the company’s highest December sales in five years, with deliveries up 5 percent year-over-year to 245,733 vehicles. “All four GM brands increased their sales year-over-year in December and we were strong across the board in cars, crossovers and pickup trucks,” said Kurt McNeil, vice […]

Say hello to Pretty Girl




BURTON — ”Welcome Pretty Girl!” With those words, Burton Mayor Paula Zelenko snipped a red ribbon Monday to officially open the Lone Wolverine exhibit on display at Courtland Center mall until Jan. 20. The traveling exhibit, created by the Michigan Historical Center, is a state Department of Natural Resources showcase of what is believed to be the last wolverine known […]

Ford Brand Stands Alone in ’12 With 2 Million U. S. Sales



Ford Motor Company’s U.S. sales grew across the board in 2012, with cars up 5 percent, utilities up 7 percent, and trucks up 2 percent for the year. Overall, the Ford brand ended 2012 with 2,168,015 vehicles sold – the only automotive brand to top 2 million in U.S. sales. “Ford finished 2012 strong, with retail sales showing improved strength […]