Car show poster contest awarding cash prizes

TROY — Students start your creative engines. Last week, the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) launched its 28th annual poster contest that is open to all Michigan students enrolled in grades 10 through 12. Cash prizes will be awarded to 16 winners. The entry deadline is November 24. Winning posters will be displayed at NAIAS 2016 in Detroit and […]

Firebirds bounce back to end losing skid

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — After consecutive losses in Owen Sound and Erie over the past week, the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League responded in a thrilling fashion, topping the Mississauga Steelheads 2-1 on the road on Sunday. For those who don’t know, this was a key game for the Firebirds, who had to trade their No. 1 overall draft […]

TBN’s Dr. Barnard to lead local church revival

FLINT TOWNSHIP — World renown minister Jerry Barnard and his wife Sandi will be the featured speakers at the Flint Reunion Hope & Healing Revival, Sunday, October 11 and Monday, October 12 at the Glad Tidings Church, 4475 South Linden Road. Service times are 11 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. on Monday. Jerry Barnard is best […]

We was robbed!!

Fat Guy Corner

The NFL is becoming a huge joke to NFL fans, I believe. The fact that so many of these games are nothing but a series of yellow flags littering the football field is absurd. I mean, every single play you have to look on the field for a flag. The Buffalo Bills were penalized 17 times for Pete’s sake. The […]

In brief

Parade reminder FLINT TWP. — The annual Carman- Ainsworth High School Homecoming parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 9, starting from South Baptist Church at G-4091 Van Slyke Road and ending about 5:30 pm at the Carman-Ainsworth Middle School. 1409 W. Maple Avenue. Those sections of Van Slyke and Maple Road will be closed to traffic at the […]

2016 Chevrolet SS Designed For Performance


Building on the performance-oriented updates made to the Chevrolet SS last year, the 2016 model features several exterior enhancements that reinforce its presence on the road. A revised front fascia features new, vertical ducts at the outer edges to direct airflow over the front wheel openings to improve aerodynamic efficiency. The fascia also incorporates new LED signature lighting, while new, […]

Corunna Road salon promotions help community

FLINT TWP. — Great Clips hair salon, 4455 Corunna Road, recently wrapped up two successful community events and is planning another one for Veteran’s Day, according to owner Andy Guo. For its annual Back to School Haircut Promotion, the salon offered deeply discounted $6.99 haircuts for students and $8.99 for others. “Considering the cost of sending kids to school, we […]

The life of Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus is credited with opening the passageways between Europe and the Americas for colonization. Though his famed voyage in 1492 is widely known, many people know little about the man whose explorations forever changed the course of world history. Cristoforo Columbo was born on October 31, 1451 in the Republic of Genoa, Italy. His father, Domenico, was a middle-class […]

Hurley Children’s Hospital offer free teen heart checks

FLINT – In partnership with the Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation, Hurley Children’s Hospital is offering FREE Teen Heart Health Checks to students ages 13 to 19 on Oct. 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Flint Farmer’s Market. This special program offers an in-depth heart screening that includes a medical history, blood pressure check and an ECG. Echocardiograms will also […]

Top reasons to not celebrate Columbus Day

1. Christopher Columbus was terrible: It’s become pretty cliché at this point to note, because it’s been done to great effect by everyone from famous historians, but Christopher Columbus was a terrible human being. On his return trips to the Americas, Columbus forced the natives to bring him gold. When someone brought him gold, he gave the person a little […]