Sign of the times

As public panic continues over Flint’s water crisis, some township businesses have posted notices to clear up any doubt about where their water comes from. This roadside sign, prominently displayed in front of Walnut Square Apartments on North Linden Road, lets prospective tenants know that its water supply is not from Flint. Genesee Valley Center also has a notice posted […]

In brief

Genealogical Society plans research trip GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint Genealogical Society is sponsoring a genealogy research trip to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne from May 10 to 11. Bus fare is $45 for non-members, $40 for members. The cost does not include lodging at the Super 8, which is offering a special group rate, or meals. […]

Heller’s column to appear monthly in the View

Beginning this week, former Flint Journal and MLive columnist Andrew Heller will write a monthly column to appear in the Genesee County View Newspapers and the Davison Index. Heller has been writing his column for Genesee County readers since 1989 and has won some 20 awards for his work. His column has appeared statewide and he has three books to […]

McLaren Charity gala benefits young victims of sexual abuse

FLINT — An evening of glitz, glam and giving was in store for 300 guests who attended the Club 401 Charity Gala sponsored by McLaren Foundation on Jan. 30. With the theme “Old Hollywood,” the event raised $140,000, with proceeds benefitting the Child Evaluation Clinic in Genesee County. The Child Evaluation Clinic, operated by McLaren Flint, helps young victims of […]

Interest in township name change resurfaces

FLINT TWP. — Welcome to West Haven? Grandview Heights? Garland Township? Those are some of the new names for Flint Township that have been bandied about in the past. Interest in changing the township’s name surfaced in the 1950s, 1970s and most recently in 2012 but never came to fruition. Now township officials may once again consider the idea. In […]

FSO continues classical concert series

FLINT — The Flint Symphony Orchestra continues its 2015-16 classical concert series on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at The Whiting. The evening’s program is presented in collaboration with Black Classical Origins. The Flint Symphony Orchestra will be joined by guest artist Ilmar Gavilan on the violin. The symphony will perform three selections over the course of the evening: […]

Twp. hires assistant assessor

FLINT TWP. — By a vote of 5-2, the township board has hired Paula Dotson as its new deputy assessor. Assessor William Fowler said that after an extensive search, internally and externally, Dotson was selected from four applicants. Two were from Genesee County and two from Oakland County. Dotson is currently the interim deputy assessor for the City of Flint […]

Three Cavaliers wrestle into regionals

AUBURN – Three Carman- Ainsworth wrestlers extended their seasons another week by placing in the top four at last Saturday’s Div. 1 individual district tournament at Bay City Western. Senior Elijah Brandon was second at 103 pounds, junior Ronald Roland finished third at 215 and junior Grayden Hamilton was third at 285. The top four placers in each weight class […]

Community papers are still on the frontline

This is my first column for the View newspapers. I’m thrilled to be here. Here’s why: Long ago as a young reporter for a medium-size newspaper, I used to cover schools in tiny towns stuck way out in the middle of cornfields, little places without stoplights. Real Nowheresvilles. At the time I wondered why. “Who the heck cares about school […]

Firebirds strong still drop 2 games

LONDON, Ontario – In London on Monday afternoon, the Flint Firebirds got down early before clawing their way back. Unfortunately, their comeback was nullified in a 5-2 loss to the Knights in front of 9,046 fans at Budweiser Gardens. London wasted no time attacking the net as Mitchell Marner scored just 1:12 into the game. A little later in the […]