Shoe Carnival coming to town

FLINT TWP. —In just over a month, Shoe Carnival, a leading retailer of valuepriced footwear and accessories, will become the latest national chain to open a new store in the township commercial district. Store number 492 is going into Oak Brook Square, 3192 S. Linden Road, joining T.J. Maxx, Buffalo Wild Wings, Hobby Lobby and other major tenants in the […]


Seven Chevrolet models have received 5- Star Overall Vehicle Scores for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In New Car Assessment Program testing, NHTSA gave its highest possible 5-star overall score to the Chevrolet Sonic, Cruze, Volt, Impala, Traverse, Camaro Coupe and Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. Sonic is the first and only car in the subcompact class […]

Goodwill Industries awarded $200K grant

GENESEE COUNTY — Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan has received notification from the United States Department of Labor that we have been awarded a one year grant in the amount of $200,000 to provide employment and training services, including job training, counseling and placement for homeless veterans. Goodwill has several partners to help complete the grant requirements, including Our Home Transitional […]

In brief

Nominations sought for Sybyl award GENESEE COUNTY — Do you know an outstanding community volunteer? Would you like to see them recognized for their outstanding service? Resource Genesee has announced nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Sybyl Award. The award was created in 2008 to honor the life of Sybyl M. Atwood. Atwood served as Program Director for […]

Covieo, Adams join Yeo & Yeo

SAGINAW — Yeo & Yeo Computer Consulting welcomes Eric Adams and Dan Covieo to the Systems Group. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Adams has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology and has an Associate’s Degree in Industrial Electricity / Electronics Technology. Adams has been hired as Network Technician with areas of expertise including Networking: WAN/LAN, Routers […]

New president elected at McLaren Auxiliary

FLINT — Kathryn Carrithers was re-elected recently to a second term as the president of the McLaren Flint Auxiliary. Carrithers joined the auxiliary in March 2004, and has accumulated in excess of 3,500 volunteer hours since becoming an auxiliary/volunteer. She has volunteered in the hospital gift shop and participated in several special assignments. McLaren’s Auxiliary is comprised of 300 plus […]

Karate for Kids

FLINT TWP. — Self-defense classes for children and their families are offered at Carman-Ainsworth High School and other area locations. Enrollment is ongoing. The program combines two crucial courses called Sanchin-Ryu Karate & Self- Defense and Project Secure Child (child safety). “Students will be trained with proven, age-appropriate techniques that are necessary for kids to protect themselves from attackers,’’ according […]

In brief

Genealogical program planned for Oct. 5 LAPEER — The Lapeer County Genealogical Society and Derek S. Davey are pleased to announce The Second Annual Genealogy Workshop, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 433 Calhoun St., Lapeer. This will be the second year that Davey has presented classes in Lapeer. Davey’s […]

Flint Assembly legacy lives on in new heavy-duty trucks

Employment experts say economic impact of GM in Flint tops $1.6 billion

FLINT TWP. — More than 13 million vehicles – 9 million trucks and 4 million cars – have rolled off the assembly line since General Motors’ Flint Assembly plant opened in 1947. The first 300 Chevrolet Corvettes were built here. GM’s 50 millionth car – a gold Chevrolet Bel Air – was assembled here. Last Thursday, GM and UAW officials […]

Mott Foundation hires two program officers

FLINT — Kari Marie Pardoe and Christopher Jay Stallworth have joined the staff of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The new associate program officers will work for the Pathways Out of Poverty and Flint Area grantmaking teams, respectively. “Each of these new program officers brings a unique set of skills that will enhance and expand the Foundation’s grantmaking expertise,” said […]