Friendly reminder

This fence sign at Flint Assembly on Van Slyke Road serves as a reminder that the United Way of Genesee County 2014 campaign is in full swing. Officials hope to raise funds to support 41 programs in Genesee County, serving over 50,000 individuals annually. One of the higher profile fund-raising drives is a raffle drawing for a Flint Assembly-built light-duty […]

Carman-Ainsworth looks to qualify individuals in golf

LAPEER – Unlike the No. 2-ranked Davison girls’ golf team that set goals to win their league, regional and state titles, Carman-Ainsworth continues building its program. Yesterday’s regional was to serve as a “what you be” moment for coach Bob Blaylock. At the beginning of the season, Blaylock had labeled his young squad as more good all-around athletes and recreational […]

Board approves industrial tax break for robotics firm

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board of Trustees officially welcomed 4D Systems to town with a ten-year Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement, after a public hearing Monday night. 4D Systems, a robotics, software and engineering manufacturer, moved its headquarters from Auburn Hills to 4130 Market Place earlier this year. It sought a 12-year abatement but township officials decided that ten years […]


MIDLAND 07714—28CARMAN-AINSWORTH142177—49 Passing: Tyler Minor 1-for-1, 21 yds, 1 TD Rushing: Minor 13 carries, 318 yds., 5 TDs Caleb Ruffin 12 carries, 58 yds. Receiving: Logan Banister 1 rec., 21 yds, 1 TD Defense: Banister 9 tackles, Jalen Lewis 9 tackles. Highlights: Quarterback Tyler Minor broke loose for touchdown runs of 66, 88, 76 and 79 yards, averaging 24 yards […]

Twp. board gets purchase offers for vacant lots

FLINT TWP. — The township board accepted one purchase offer on a vacant parcel it owns on Charter Drive and sent a second offer back with a counteroffer. They are among nine parcels on Charter Drive off Court and Linden roads that the township listed for sale last spring. All were required for free through the Genesee County Landbank, which […]

Daunting district slate awaits C-A boys’ soccer

LAPEER — The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ soccer team faces a slate of area talent that stands in its way of a district title. Host Lapeer (13-5-2), which sealed its first-ever Saginaw Valley League title after leaving the Flint Metro League last year when Lapeer East and West consolidated, hosts No. 15-1 starting Monday. Also in the mix are Davison (5-10-1), Flushing […]

Mott Foundation awards $5M in grants

Increases funding support for free, low-cost programs for kids and families at the Flint Cultural Center

GENESEE COUNTY — In an ongoing effort to preserve and enhance arts and cultural services for area communities and schools, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has granted more than $5 million in operating support to the Flint Cultural Center Corporation (FCCC), the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) and the Flint Institute of Music (FIM), according to a press release. The […]


CROSS COUNTRY The Cavalier boys finished 19th in the team standings with 486 points at the Greater Flint Cross Country Championships last Thursday. Clio was first with 55, Davison was second with 83 and Grand Blanc was third with 101. Tyler Pangerl was the top finisher for Carman-Ainsworth, taking seventh in 17:05.7. Juwan Willis was 37th in 19:53.3. Julian Houston […]

Meetings to discuss public safety millage

FLINT TWP. — As the Nov. 4 election approaches, Flint Township police are conducting a series of public information meetings to educate voters about a proposed public safety millage on the ballot. In June, the township board of trustees unanimously approved November ballot language asking voters for a 3.85 mills increase for public safety including fire and police protection. The […]

Sports Shorts

Hall of Fame Banquet FLINT — Carman-Ainsworth is holding its annual Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Holy Redeemer Family Life Center, 1227 East Bristol Road. The event will begin with a social hour from 4:30-5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow. Sharon Brown, Jerry Parker, Nick Stapleton, Eric Wilson, Andrea Wolf, the swim teams from 1981-83 […]