The watchful eye of the HAWK helps bikers and pedestrians safely cross busy Corunna Road where the end of the Genesee Valley Trail in Flint Township connects to the newly opened section of the trail into the City of Flint. The High-intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) signal is a new type of light used only at pedestrian crossings, according to the […]

Metro Alliance to hold public hearing

GENESEE COUNTY — A public hearing will be held Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Willard P. Harris Auditorium, third floor, Genesee County Administration Building, 1101 Beach Street, Flint, as part of the Genesee County Metropolitan Alliance meeting. This public hearing is an opportunity for you to review and comment on the following items: a proposed amendment to the […]

Fire station concrete repair bid approved

FLINT TWP. — The Fire Department is moving ahead with a plan to repair cracked concrete and asphalt at station No. 1 on Reuben Street but postponed plans for similar work at station No. 2 on Flushing Road. Bids for both projects came in from two companies, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. But he asked the township board to […]

Common home renovation mistakes

Home improvement projects can turn a house into a home. Homeowners plan scores of renovations to transform living spaces into rooms that reflect their personal tastes and comforts. Homeowners going it alone may find things do not always go as planned. In fact, a Harris Interactive study found that 85 percent of homeowners say remodeling is a more stressful undertaking […]

Asbestos removal contract approved

FLINT TWP. — Several houses in the township have a date with the wrecking ball but first they need asbestos removal. Because the $12,170 task will be paid with federal Community Development Block Grant funds, it required approval by the township board of a contract for Construction Services. Qualified Abatement Services Inc. of Detroit was the low-bidder to handle removing […]

Hot Tickets

Concerts coming up at The Machine Shop FLINT —The Machine Shop, 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint will feature Jon Pardi, Sept. 10, with special guests Matt Austin and Audrey Ray. Tickets are $20 in advance. Ironsnake will perform Sept. 11. Tickets are $10 in advance. Mushroomhead and HED PE will perform Sept. 12, with special guests Scare Don’t Fear and […]

Trail Nix

FLINT TWP. — You probably won’t find a bigger cheerleader for recreational trails than Jim McClung, chairman of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. He played an active role in getting the Genesee Valley Trail established here and spends a lot of time using it, cleaning it and advocating it. But McClung is not a fan of the new portion […]

Cavaliers’ game called

FLUSHING — Because of field conditions, the Carman-Ainsworth varsity soccer game on Tuesday was canceled. The team’s game on Sept. 2 at home against Flint Metro League and Genesee County rival Kearsley was also postponed because of weather and no makeup date has been announced. The Cavs host Owosso for a non-conference game today. — M.S.

C-A scholarship supports dual-enrollment students

FLINT TWP. — For the first time ever, Carman-Ainsworth High School students will be able to take college courses without leaving the building. In partnership with the University of Michigan-Flint, C-AHS will offer seniors a 13-college credit Pre- Engineering Program and a 13-college credit Medical Science Program. And through a second collaboration with Mott Community College, C-AHS juniors and seniors […]


The Cavaliers finished second in their pool at the New Lothrop tournament last Thursday. They defeated Byron 25-17, 26-24, lost to Williamston 25-19, 25-12, defeated Bendle 25-23, 25-19 and lost to Laingsburg 19-25, 13-25 in the quarterfinals. Sarah Thurston had 49 assists and 10 aces. Che’Anne Hicks had 17 kills and 14 digs. Diamond Lester added 11 kills, six aces […]