Is VGs Corunna Rd. closing?

FLINT TWP. — Management is not talking but signs are pointing to the closing of VGs grocery store, 5080 Corunna Road, by the end of the year. Grand Rapids-based Spartan Stores owns 15 VGs Food & Pharmacy locations. Last week, Spartan filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) for the VGs store on Court Street in Burton and another […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT — The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Motionless in White, Nov. 14, with special guests It Lies Within, Know Lyfe and After the Minor. Tickets are $15 in advance. HED PE with special guests Righteous Vendetta and Strawman will perform Nov. 15. Tickets are $15 in advance. Blue […]

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C-A coach invites businesses to join winning tradition

FLINT TWP. — Local business have always generously supported school programs, but one Carman-Ainsworth varsity baseball coach is pioneering a new way for businesses to show their school spirit. The Cavalier Athletic Signs initiative started in September and offers businesses up to eight different venues to display advertising signs. Coach Steve Faculak came up with the idea along with Keith […]

Carman-Ainsworth bashes Brighton for district football title

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth football is going where just one Cavaliers’ team has gone before. The Cavs will host Hudsonville in a Div. 1 regional playoff game at 1 p.m. Saturday, marking only the second time in school history the team has reached the third round of the state playoffs. The 2003 Cavs played a regional game at Utica Eisenhower, […]

Lean your ear this way

Kylia Tobias, 5, of Flint Township was first in line last Friday night to tell Santa Claus what she wants for Christmas. The beloved Christmas icon arrived at Genesee Valley Mall via a Flint Township fire truck for his annual pre-Christmas visit. Presented by the Genesee District Library, Santa read aloud a special version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” […]

Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth hockey enters transitional year

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth co-op hockey team has had some competitive teams over the past few seasons. However, this year’s squad will have a new look in what may be their final season as a co-op. With Flushing leaving the Saginaw Valley League for the Flint Metro League next fall, the two schools will have to separate if they […]

Baker shows off training ground for high-tech jobs

FLINT TWP. — Robots came to life, computers whirred, lasers flashed and metal and plastic molders cranked out parts when the technology labs were powered up last Thursday for an open house at the Center for Engineering and Computer Technology at Baker College- Flint. Parents and students interested in technical job training got a guided tour of nine specialty laboratories […]

Sports Shorts

Local hockey squad heating up ice arena CLEVELAND —The Flint Junior Generals of the North American Tier III Hockey League stretched their win streak to 17 by grabbing victories of 3-2 and 4-2 on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, at the Cleveland Lumberjacks. In the first contest, it was Lapeer’s Jacob Drinkard who gave Flint a 1-0 lead at 1:57 of […]

Supervisors unite to ask for say on parks board

GENESEE COUNTY — With nearly 10 percent of the property in his community belonging to Genesee County Parks and Recreation, Richfield Township Supervisor Joe Madore thinks the township should have a say in decisions made regarding that parkland. Madore and five other Genesee County township supervisors came before the Genesee County Board of Commissioners last week and asked the commission […]

Troubled waters

Fat Guy’s Corner

The Michigan Wolverines football program is in trouble once again. The “Rich Rod Era” was the biggest disaster ever in the history of Michigan football. For Brady Hoke, is he heading that way with this onceproud program? I definitely see signs of another mess brewing at Michigan. Saturday’s game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers was totally disgusting. Michigan came in on […]