I-69 Thumb Region honors local exporters from seven counties

GENESEE COUNTY – CFI Medical, based in Fenton, with a warehouse and distribution center in Flint Township, was among six businesses recognized last week with an Exporter of the Year award, presented during the 2014 I-69 Thumb Regional Summit, according to a press release from the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. The I-69 Thumb Region includes Genesee, Lapeer, Huron, […]

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Speakers available from Flint & Genesee County Chamber FLINT — The Speakers Bureau is one of the key services that the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce offers to the Flint & Genesee region. It’s a great opportunity for the Chamber to keep the community abreast of positive news, new developments and opportunities. The primary goals of the Speakers Bureau […]


From “Shhh!” to an energetic buzz Libraries ain’t what they used to be It’s 1975 and I’m walking into my local library in western New York. It’s quiet. Morgue quiet. I pass the card catalog on the way to the circulation desk where a librarian looks at me suspiciously, much like a store clerk eyes a shoplifter. She says nothing, […]

Lowe’s beautifies area “one island at a time”

FLINT TWP. — An unsightly patch of “worn down” grass at a traffic island on Taft Street was transformed last week by a beautification team from Lowe’s home improvement store. Lowe’s Heroes is a nationwide program in which a team of employees volunteer time and effort to making a difference in the community, said Dan Karpinski, manager of the Corunna […]

Huey Lewis and The News are coming kickoff The Whiting’s season

FLINT – Huey Lewis and The News are truly one of America’s greatest rock & roll bands and they are kicking off The Whiting’s 2014-2015 Season as part of the Diplomat Pharmacy Concert Series at The Whiting on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. As they enter their 35th year together, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends, and […]

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Craft show at Davison High School DAVISON — The 24th Annual Davison High School Arts and Crafts Show will be held Oct. 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The show benefits the Davison Wrestling Boosters. Details: Call 810-658-8080 daytime or 810-658-0440 after 6 p.m. – G.G. Kidney Cancer support group Oct. 15 FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Support Group of Michigan […]

Cavaliers’ soccer wins own tourney

FLINT TWP. — After getting edged out at Lapeer 1-0 on Sept. 12 in a contest that was rescheduled from the day before because of weather, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity soccer team was looking for much better results at the Cavalier Classic last Saturday. The Cavaliers didn’t disappoint, either, defeating Mt. Morris 6-0 to win their opening game for the event. […]

Lady Cavs fall to Lapeer in SVL-South action

LAPEER — After a 10-day layoff, the Carman-Ainsworth volleyball team returned to action on the road on Tuesday, facing off with Saginaw Valley League-South foe Lapeer. The Lightning trumped Carman-Ainsworth in three sets, 17-25, 16-25, 20-25. Haley Fyfe was solid on the day with 15 digs, as was Deja Lester, who added seven kills and 12 digs. Jessica Smith racked […]

Proposed panhandling ordinance reworded

FLINT TWP. — It would become illegal to give or receive money from a vehicle in traffic under a proposed ordinance under discussion by an advisory committee formed to find solutions to the township’s street beggar problem. The committee was formed last month after objections were raised to a proposed panhandling ordinance amendment that passed first reading in early July. […]


FLINTNW6808—22C-A 7 14 21 0 — 42 Passing: Billy Hickey 4-for-8, 118 yds., 1 TD, 1 int. Rushing: Nate Williams Jr. 12 carries, 79 yds., 2 TD. Tyler Minor 7 carries, 82 yds., 1 TD. Caleb Ruffin 7 carries, 72 yds. Receiving: Tyler Minor 2 rec., 53 yds., 1 TD. Cahlil Brownlee 3 rec., 48 yds., 1 TD. Special teams: […]