2014-03-13

Radio Shack announces closing of 1,100 stores



FLINT TWP. — It is too early to tell if any of the eight Radio Shack stores in Genesee County will be affected by last week’s corporate announcement that the retail technology and electronics chain plans to close up to 1,100 of its underperforming stores. Selection of the closing stores will be “ based on location, area demographics, lease life […]

The 37th Annual MARVAC Flint Camper & RV Show is coming to Perani Arena



FLINT —The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is sponsoring the 37th Annual Flint Camper & RV Show, March 13-16, at the Perani Arena & Event Center (located just south of I-69 at the Center Road Exit). More than 85 new recreation vehicles will be on display including folding campers, motor homes, travel trailers and fifth wheel travel […]

In brief



“Starting a Business” Class in Flint FLINT — A free seminar on “Starting a Business” will be presented at Kettering University in Flint on March 18, 5:30-8 p.m. “Starting a Business” is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. This introductory seminar covers the process of starting and […]

CAHS Robotics team continues winning ways



FLINT TWP. — Big MO, the FIRST Robotics Competition, Team 314 ranked second overall in the Kettering FIRST Robotics District Competition last weekend. CAHS Team 314 was among 40 competing high school teams from around the state including eight other teams from Genesee County – Davison, Fenton, Flint, Goodrich, Grand Blanc, Lapeer, Linden and Swartz Creek. Kettering University will host […]

Hospitality award nominations now being accepted



GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint & Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau (FGCVB) is seeking nominations for the 2014 Hospitality and Community Champion Awards, according to a press release. The FGCVB is a business unit of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The Hospitality Awards recognize outstanding service by local restaurants and hotels, and individual hospitality workers including bartenders, hostesses, […]

In brief



GFAC announces 11th Cool City Art Auction FLINT — More than 400 Works of fine art will be auctioned by silent bidding at the 11th Annual Cool City Art Auction, March 28, from 6-10 p.m. Catered food, beer/ wine, and live entertainment are included with admission. Each organization will keep their ticket sales and the proceeds from their auction. You […]

Ramsgate drain proposal tabled until next week




FLINT TWP. — Heavy rains in May 2012 created severe flooding in the Ramsgate neighborhood, south of Calkins Road and west of Elms Road. With spring approaching, township officials are looking at ditching and drain-clearing work to prevent a recurrence. The project was originally approved last fall using leftover funds from a snow clearing pilot project, said Supervisor Karyn Miller. […]

Carman-Ainsworth boys playing for regional title




OWOSSO— After mowing through the district field like a well-oiled tractor last week, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity basketball team began regional competition on Monday against Saginaw Valley League crossover rival Saginaw High, 16-5 on the season. While the matchup may have appeared closer on paper, in reality the Cavs’ outscored Saginaw 22-6 in the first quarter and 13-3 in the second […]

Rules have changed for precinct delegate selection




FLINT TWP. — With the election year gearing up, Genesee County Clerk John Gleason visited the township board last week to notify them about changes in the rules for electing precinct delegates. “I am here to announce that the State of Michigan has altered the policy for precinct delegates,’ Gleason said. “In the past, you always came to the municipality […]

Lady Cavs win regional, fall in quarterfinals




FENTON — Carman-Ainsworth didn’t want to settle for its first regional championship ever, but that’s what the Lady Cavs will have to do this season. Five days after winning a Class A regional title in a thrilling overtime victory over Midland, Carman-Ainsworth lost to Canton, 62-45, in a quarterfinal game Tuesday night at Fenton. The Lady Cavs fell into a […]