Buick Automotive Gallery closed for repairs

FLINT — A traffic accident occurred Aug. 10 at the corner of Longway Boulevard and Walnut Street in which a car hit the west wall of the Buick Automotive Gallery. The building will be closed during the next couple of days, until museum staff and engineers can assess the extent of damage and begin repairs. The building will reopen once […]


The Chevrolet Volt will soon come with a lower price than its predecessor. The 2014 model will start at $34,995, including an $810 destination fee (excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees). “The lower price and cost savings from driving on electricity provide Volt owners an unmatched balance of technology, capability and cost of ownership,” said Don Johnson, U.S. vice […]

In brief

Disabled plane landed safely with no injuries FLINT TWP.— No one was injured on Aug. 11, when a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a field near Beecher and Elms Road, said Fire Chief John Ringwelski. The department responded to reports of a possible plane crash but the small, lightweight experimental craft landed safely when its […]

Southwest Airlines launches new nonstop service to Vegas

FLINT TWP. — Real Las Vegas showgirls came to town on Aug. 11, to help kick off direct flight from Flint Bishop International Airport to Las Vegas. In keeping with the theme, other festive touches at the airport included a photo booth were passengers could take photos with the showgirls, a buffet, a cake, a radio remote and Vegasy trinkets. […]

Resident raises alarm over near accident at bike crossing

FLINT TWP. — After seeing a child on a bicycle almost get hit by a speeding car, one resident has asked the township for better safety precautions where the Genesee Valley recreational trail crosses Dutcher Road. Speaking during public comment, Jim McClung, who is also chairman of the township parks and recreation advisory board and a avid trail promoter, said […]

The county fair — a time-honored tradition

For 164 years the Genesee County Fair — currently taking place through Sunday — has showcased the produce, livestock and traditions of area farmers and the local 4-H clubs. Many may look at the county fair as a throwback to an era of agriculture which once existed in the area, but surprisingly that lifestyle isn’t so hard to still find […]

ULTA Beauty announces Grand Opening festivities

FLINT TWP. — ULTA Beauty, the largest national beauty chain of its kind, will host a Grand Opening celebrating beginning Friday, August 23 for its new store at Pirates Plaza, 4067 Miller Road. But eager shoppers can get a “sneak peek” by obtaining a free VIP pass being distributed now by nearby businesses including gas stations. The pass is good […]

Security Credit Union sponsors Car Corral

FLINT — Flint-based Security Credit Union(SCU) will sponsor the second annual Car Corral during the Back to the Bricks Cruise Weekend on Aug. 17. The community’s premiere car cruise and show will take over downtown Flint, Aug. 13-17. “We’re proud to be involved with an event that celebrates Flint’s rich automotive history,” said Christopher Estes, SCU president and CEO. “Founded […]

Whaley Children’s Center to host 28th Annual Golf Classic

George Blaha, Mateen Cleaves to co-host event

GRAND BLANC — Whaley Children’s Center will host the 28th Annual Whaley Golf Classic presented by Client Financial Services on Sept. 9 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club. The event is co-hosted George Blaha, voice of the Detroit Pistons, and Mateen Cleaves, Flint native and former Michigan State University basketball star. In addition to the 36 team outing at […]

Drumming up honors

C-A Senior competed at Drum Corps International World Championship

FLINT TWP. — T’Kal Clay, a senior at Carman-Ainsworth High School, has an awesome “how I spent my summer vacation,” story to tell when school resumes in a few weeks. Many will recognize him as one of the drum majors for CA’s outstanding Blue Brigade Marching Band. But over the summer, T’Kal had an opportunity to tour with the Kalamazoo-based […]