Patrick Hayes

Patrick Hayes is a freelance writer with bylines for MLive, ESPN.com, the Detroit Free Press, and SB Nation. He also contributed an essay to "Happy Anyway: A Flint Anthology" by Belt Publishing. Follow him on Twitter (@patrick_hayes) and Instagram (@patrickhayes13) and see his work at www.patrickhayes.net. He and his two children live on Flint’s eastside.

Feature Story  Mott coach Steve Schmidt and assistant Kevin Tiggs watch a scrimmage during a Mott basketball practice in December.
Feature Story Louie Ray grew up on Flint’s north side, near Martin Luther King Avenue Boulevard and went to Flint Central High School. A few years later he started rapping at age 22.
Feature Story Gabrieille Davis’ own musical pursuits have grown since founding Dream League — she’s also a DJ. Along with her background in the church, other genres and musical influences include Vulfpeck, The Internet, Arctic Monkeys, and Daft Punk.
Feature Story Flint rapper Expen$ive's song "Larry Bird" caught on as a Soundcloud sensation in 2015 and has been streamed more than 240,000 times
In The News farmers market

Nutrition initiative creates health habits among Flint kids


In The News Starting June 5, a new route from Flint to Nashville will take off twice a week from Bishop International Airport.
In The News Jon Hardman (left) and Nikhil Mukkamala combined talents and tradition to start a new Flint food truck, Naan Stop

Naan Stop looks to build food truck culture in Flint


In The News Some of the art on display as part of Amanda Edward's art show
Feature Story Sam Doan (left) and Akeem Brown combined musical passions to open Superior Outlet in November 2018.

Flint music studio providing creative space for Flint artists


Feature Story Flint NBA writers

Flintstones carving a new path to NBA — as writers


In The News ethans talent search 1
In The News Isla Hayes with UM-Flint ECDC teachers Jen Cozart (left) and Jessica Matusz during Double Dare Live at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.

A world class education, right here in Flint


Feature Story Ira Dorsey talks the Dayton Family, investing in youth, and supporting the arts in an interview.
In The News Neithercut Elementary is one of five Flint elementary schools participating in a new after-school program for both students and parents.

This after-school program in Flint targets parents, too


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