Genesee County sheriff, prosecutor warn against price gouging

GENESEE COUNTY — Officials want potential price gougers to know if they increase the cost of an item to more than 20 percent of what they paid during the COVID-19 virus crisis they will be charged with a misdemeanor. Interim Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson and Prosecutor David Leyton held a press conference Monday where they warned the public against […]

GCMPC cancels public input session

FLINT — Due to Coronavirus concerns, the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission is cancelling the three public input sessions for the proposed “Genesee: Our County, Our Future” plan and corresponding Transportation Air Quality Conformity Determination that were scheduled for March 24, 26, and 27. The Public Hearing scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. will no longer be […]

In brief

Flint RV & Camping Show cancelled PORT HURON — Due to the unprecedented measures taken related to the COVID-19 virus, all remaining spring MARVAC RV & Camping Shows, including the 43rd Annual Flint RV & Camping Show, March 20-22, and the Northwest Michigan RV & Camping Show, March 27-29, have been suspended. Organizers thank the public for its support of […]

That time life slowed down for a while

Well this is weird. For the person who stumbles across this column 100 years from now, here’s what’s happening: We’re under a state of emergency because of something called the coronavirus. Schools, churches, libraries, senior centers are closed, bars and restaurants are closed except for take-out orders; gyms, bowling alleys, theaters and play places are shut down; casinos are dark. […]

How organ donations touch the lives of many

March and April are significant months for Gift of Life

GENESEE COUNTY — With March being National Kidney Month and April is Donate Life Month, organ donation awareness is in the spotlight right now. But for those who have received an organ donation, are waiting for one or those who are living donors, it is a topic they think about year-round. Lynette Bailey, 63, of Goodrich said she is constantly […]

MCC moves to online course delivery through April 5

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) has closed all college sites to the general public through April 5. The MCC Board of Trustees meetings and the Board Committee meetings will take place and are open to the public for college business continuity purposes. There will be no face-to-face classes from through April 5. There will be no on-campus food service […]

In brief

Whaley Dinner and Raffle FENTON — The Fenton Moose Lodge, 2245 Sonora Drive, hosts the Whaley crew on March 21 at 6:30 p.m. for The Last Draw Reverse Raffle benefitting Whaley Children’s Center. You have a chance to win up to $1,000. Tickets are $30 each and includes dinner, cash bar with drink specials and one reverse raffle card. Details: […]

Getting it right

In an article in last week’s View Newspapers about Goyette Mechanical announcing its 2019 Excellence in Service Award winners, the photos shown were misidentified. Here are the proper identifications:

Depression/bipolar disorder support group

FLINT/GRAND BLANC — Support group meetings held weekly via an independent affiliate of The Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance of Chicago. Second and fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at 3600 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, MI 48507 (Dort Mall far right to the back). Details call Chris at 616-745-2672 (between 6-8 p.m.) or visit DBSAlliance.org. A faith-based Depression/bipolar […]

Headstone Cleanup

HOLLY — The Great Lakes National Cemetery (GLNC) Advisory Council invites the public to assist them in the Spring headstone cleaning to honor and remember veterans buried at the cemetery. The event takes place at GLNC, 4200 Belford Road at 9:30 a.m. (registration) April 25. Please bring a 5-gallon bucket and a soft scrub brush. Sections will be assigned at […]

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