Band honors

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth band students made a good showing at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District (MSBOA) District Three Band and Orchestra Festival, held on February 24 and 25 at Carman-Ainsworth High School. The 7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band and 7th/8th Grade Orchestra participated in this event. The 8th grade Band led by Chris Lewis and […]



A merican truck owners who value Built Ford Tough pickups are taking in some more great news: Ford F-150 is J.D. Power’s 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study award recipient for large light duty pickup. “All customers demand quality vehicles, and truck customers depend on toughness and reliability most of all,” said Bennie Fowler, Ford group vice president for quality. “That’s why […]

The president needs a time-out

It’s becoming clearer by the day that we’ve elected a child as president. I don’t say that to be insulting or partisan. I say it as a parent. I raised three kids and recognize child-like behavior when I see it. In a child, childish behavior is normal and to be expected. In a president, it’s just plain scary. Example No. […]

2017-03-16 E-Edition

RV’s galore, more at the 40th Annual Flint Camper & RV Show

FLINT — Find out about the economical and family-orientated vacation opportunities of RVing at the 40th Annual Flint Camper and RV Show, March 16-19. The show will be at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint, Mich., located south of I-69 at the Center Road exit. The show is open weekdays from 2–8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–7 […]

Oliver named president and CEO of CFGF

FLINT – The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) has named Isaiah M. Oliver as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Isaiah currently serves as Vice President of Community Impact for CFGF. He will be the fifth chief executive in the 29-year-old foundation’s history, and the first leader born and raised in Flint. Isaiah will assume his new role […]

In brief

Small business trainings FLINT – The following are free training events sponsored by the I69 Trade Corridor Region of the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC). There is no fee for these trainings, but advance and separate registration for each individual is required. “Writing a Business Plan” WEBINAR: Wednesday, March 15 from 12–1pm. Details and to register, go to: clients.sbdcmichigan.org/ […]

History enthusiast shares story of young freedom fighters

SWARTZ CREEK – It was just one paragraph in a book, but it spurred 14-year-old history buff Lucas Hartwell to dig deeper into the story of teenage freedom fighters during World War II. “I was astounded that these boys would be moved to commit acts of sabotage, especially for their age,” said the Grand Blanc Middle School student. Hartwell turned […]

MCC VP Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

FLINT – Dr. Amy Fugate, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mott Community College (MCC), is one of 24 college administrators who will be honored with the 2017 Distinguished College Administrator Award, presented by Phi Theta Kappa during PTK Catalyst, the Society’s annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee, April 6-8. The Distinguished College Administrator Award is given to college vice presidents, […]

MCC president honored by Zeta Phi Beta

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea will be honored by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Zeta Beta Zeta Flint Finer Womanhood, Inc., at 2 p.m. on March 11, with their “Finer Woman Within the Community” award. The event will be at the Mt. Olive Family Worship Center. “I am humbled to have been chosen by the […]

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