You hear the darndest things over the scanner

Five feet from my desk is an emergency radio scanner that allows myself and the newsroom at The View Newspapers to hear traffic from Lapeer County Central Dispatch. We rely on the scanner to alert us of structure fires, vehicular accidents, police chases and fights in progress — calls that may result in stories or photos in the next edition […]

2018-04-05 E-Edition

Friends of the Flint Public Library spring used book sale

FLINT – The Friends of the Flint Public Library’s Spring Used Book Sale will be held April 18-21, Wednesday-Friday, 2-7 p.m., Friday, noon-5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The sale will be held at the Flint Public Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Choose from thousands of paperback and hardbound books on hundreds of subjects. […]

Genisys Credit Union presents art project created National Night Out in Linden

LINDEN — The community came together last August for Linden’s National Night Out, a night to build relationships between first responders and the communities they serve. The event, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, brought out police, fire and EMS from Fenton City, Fenton Twp., Linden, Mundy Twp., Argentine Twp., Michigan State Police and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office. Everyone was […]

MCC culinary team earns gold medal

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Culinary Knowledge Bowl earned a gold medal March 19 at the 2018 Central Region competition of the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl. The competition is held annually at the American Culinary Federation ChefConnect conference. This year the competition was in Newport Beach, Calif. The MCC team competed with eight teams from the […]


The township commercial district took a double hit from the March 15 announcement that Toys R Us, 3250 S Linden Rd. and Babies R Us, 3274 S. Linden Road are permanently closing. The two big box stores are located one door apart with high visibility, directly across the street from Genesee Valley Center shopping mall, which also will soon lose […]

In brief

Gleason Community Fund seeking organ donation essays GENESEE COUNTY — The Gleason Community Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to organ donation, is accepting entries for its first Organ Donation Essay Contest. Students across Genesee County in grade 12 who are planning to pursue a degree in medicine, preferably transplant medicine, are invited to submit an essay about the importance of […]

Spring Home and Garden Show is this weekend

BURTON — The Spring Home and Garden Show, coming to the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center this Saturday and Sunday, is sure to have something for everybody. Local companies and dozens of experts will be on hand to share ideas and advice to help with area residents’ home improvement projects. Home improvement professionals and lawn and garden experts will […]

FIA hosts Red Hot Grand Opening April 21

FLINT — As the unveiling of its new spaces nears, the Flint Institute of Arts is red hot with anticipation. The FIA Community Weekend begins on April 21, at 10:30 a.m. and continues through April 22. With major funding for the construction of the Contemporary Craft Wing and the multi-purpose, state-of-theart glass arena provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, […]

Medical marijuana ordinance delayed again

FLINT TWP. — The growth of the medical marijuana industry in Flint Township has hit a snag. For the second time, the township board voted to delay approval of a medical marijuana licensing facilities ordinance that spells out rules for state-authorized businesses to operate in the township. The proposed ordinance was up for second reading and adoption after being postponed […]

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