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“Knock Out Kidney Disease”

Famous Flint boxers to help

FLINT — The Universal Kidney Foundation is hosting the “Knock Out Kidney Disease” Celebrity Exhibition Boxing fundraiser, featuring: Claressa Shields, Andre Dirrell, Anthony Dirrell and Chris Byrd. More...

Not 2 Shabby fills décor niche

GRAND BLANC — According to Kelly Williams, the upcycling, vintage, shabby chic trend is not going anywhere anytime soon — as young people starting out have realized that cookie cutter, high-cost, made in China furniture is not what it&rsq More...

SBDC offering “Starting a Business Online” in Sept.

FLINT — A one hour online version of “Starting a Business” seminar will be offered starting in September by the I-69 Trade Corridor/Thumb Region of The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC). More...

Living

Scout makes an impression with band project

GRAND BLANC — Many of us can conceive of an idea, but putting it on paper, and from there into fruition is something that seems to change a person — from one who couldn’t lead, to a leader. More...

Kidney Cancer Support group to meet

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Support of Michigan will meet Sept. 9, 1:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., (off Robert T. Longway Blvd.-Between I-474 & Dort Hwy.) Guest speaker: Dr. More...

Financial Plus Credit Union to hold Pink Night

FLINT — Pink Night is Oct. 1 from 5-11 p.m. at Blackstone’s Pub & Grill. This event includes a silent and live auction, dancing, drink specials, artistic, yet conservative brassiere fashion show, food, and more. More...

Auto View

2016 Chevy Volt Increases Range Nearly 40 percent

EPA-estimated pure electric range is 53 miles

The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended range showcases a new jet black interior along with a sleeker, sportier design that offers 50 miles of EV range, greater efficiency and stronger acceleration. More...

Atlas to debate fee schedule, OKs waste contract

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Sports Update

Bobcat beat Carman-Ainsworth

Goodrich falls at Brandon

   Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, 11:37 p.m. — FLINT TWP. — Grand Blanc opened its football season Friday night with a 21-14 victory at Carman-Ainsworth.THURSDAYGoodrich lost its football season opener to Brandon 11-10 Thursday night.  Full Story


News

MCC and Davenport announce partnership

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) and Davenport University (DU) have partnered to include DU in the MCC Southern Lakes Branch Center at 2100 W. Thompson Road in Fenton. More...

Rep. Kildee urges comments on plan to bury nuclear waste on Lake Huron

FLINT — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) recently announced a new community initiative to protect the Great Lakes and encourage Michigan residents to get involved to stop a Canadian plan to bury nuclear waste less than a mile from Lake Huron. More...

Hurley Foundation’s annual Trauma Center Golf Classic set for Sept. 14

FLINT — Jeff and Kathryn Umphrey of Clio started volunteering in Hurley Medical Center’s Burn Unit, the only one in the region comprised of Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee counties, in January 2015. More...

Viewpoint

Vanity plate references are still a lot of fun

The VIEW from here

Since I started occasionally writing about personalized license plates, also known as vanity plates, I’ve received mixed reader reaction. Some people say they are a lot of fun, other say they are frivolous and not very funny. More...

Resident to board: resign

Grand Blanc Township Board — take a little interest in our township! Is the township board telling the truth? In November 2014 I went to the township DPW at about 3 p.m and was told they had went home. More...

Sports

GAC athletes talk leadership, sportsmanship

GOODRICH — Before the sports competition really heats up on the fields and courts this school year, student-athletes from 12 Genesee Area Conference high schools gathered Tuesday to discuss the proper ways to conduct one’s self within tho More...

Firebirds meet and greet fans at Lapeer Days

LAPEER — With their inaugural Blue and White contest coming up on Sept. 3, the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League have been making themselves available to fans in Genesee and Lapeer County. More...

Korir finishes first at Crim Festival

FLINT — Leonard Korir of Tucson, Ariz. finished first in the 10-mile male portion of the Crim Festival of races in a time of 46:59.57 Saturday. Matthew Popielarz of Ann Arbor was first in the 8K run in 26:11.28. Todd Straka of Boulder, Colo. More...

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