Health Dept. warns of norovirus danger

GENESEE COUNTY —As the weather warms and schools begin to close, the Genesee County Health Department reminds everyone the area is still experiencing an increase in gastroenteritis illnesses. The viruses that cause gastroenteritis, such as norovirus, can be easily spread by food, person-to-person contact, or contaminated surfaces or objects. The Genesee County Health Department would like to make sure everyone […]

The latest vanity plates from Michigan roads

Summer travel means seeing a lot more vanity license plates on cars and trucks, statewide. I’ve already encountered a few new ones, as have some of the readers who have generously shared them for this column. Here’s a look at some of the recent vanity plates I’ve either collected from the road, or helpful readers who had something to contribute: […]

First steel beams erected for Flint Assembly paint shop

FLINT — Using a crane that would tower over Flint’s tallest buildings at 260 feet, ironworkers installed the first structural steel for Flint Assembly’s new paint shop on Monday, according to a press release. During the next six months, ironworkers with Midwest Steel will assemble 12,000 pieces of steel, using 130,000 structural bolts. In total, 10,000 tons of structural steel […]

New shrimp restaurant opens on Corunna Road

FLINT TWP. — They serve lemon pepper shrimp, barbecue shrimp, Asian Ginger shrimp, Cajun shrimp, Guinness-battered shrimp and a house Signature flavored shrimp. And that’s just for starters, hence the name Shrimp N More, a new restaurant at 3461 Corunna Road. The menu also includes Po’ Boy sandwiches, catfish, calamari, clam strips, veggie tacos, chicken and veggie items and more. […]

In brief

Getting it right A reference to the Hank Graff Chevrolet Tent Sale & Community Expo in Davison June 18-21 in a recent story regarding the Davison Festival of Flags should have said the expo hours are: June 18-20 from 8:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. and June 21 from 8:30 a.m.– 6 p.m. Their service, parts and body shop are open during […]

Carr draws 300 to inaugural football camp

FLINT TWP. – Brandon Carr plays most of his football now 1,200 miles from home in the most prestigious league in the world with one of its most popular teams. But he never forgets where he came from. The Carman-Ainsworth graduate, now in his seventh year in the National Football League and third with the Dallas Cowboys, was back at […]

Alexander misses Border Classic

FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth graduate Jevonte Alexander was not able to participate in the Ohio-Michigan High School Border Classic football game last Saturday in Findlay, Ohio. Alexander had been selected for the Michigan team by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association, but he had undergone shoulder surgery in January and was not cleared to play by doctors, said Carman- […]

Sports Shorts

New organization to offer adult recreation league FLINT — Beginning in July, Genesee County residents will have the opportunity to participate in a new social sports club organized by StaynPlayFlint. The first league, flag football, is scheduled to begin July 6 with basketball starting on July 15. The mission of StaynPlayFlint is to create a network of residents actively involved […]


As the weather warmed up and the school year wound down, the urge to be outdoors was irresistible. Members of the Carman-Ainsworth High School marching band drum line enjoyed a perfect blend by holding their practice outside recently. A spokesperson said they were honing their skills in preparation for band camp in August.

Tee Time

SATURDAY, JUNE 21 Golf For Love 16th Annual Golf Outing at Rolling Hills golfers must report by 7:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. tee off time. $55 per person you get 18 holes with cart, donuts and coffee, hot dog brunch, and a full roast beef dinner after the tournament. Gifts and prize raffles, a photo of your foursome, trophies […]