Patrick Hayes

Patrick Hayes is the editor of Flintside and the Editorial Director of Issue Media Group. He has worked in journalism and communications for more than 15 years and has previously written for ESPN.com, Lifehacker, Sierra Magazine, Next City, MLive, the Detroit Free Press, and other publications. He also teaches at Mott Community College. Follow him on Twitter (@patrick_hayes) and Instagram (@patrickhayes13). He and his two children live on Flint’s eastside.

In The News Roger Hood II drives inside during Flint United's home opener on April 16.

"Flint is the Mecca of basketball"


In The News Kevin Mays (left, grey hat) talks with players trying out for Flint United during a training camp in January 2021.
In The News Samuel Johnson opened Hermione's in February.
In The News Dustin Gaines launched Elevate Exchange in July of 2020.
In The News The new home and away jerseys for Flint United.

Flint United draft first player, unveil jerseys


In The News Brently Collins makes a save during Flint City HC practice at Berston Fieldhouse on February 6.
Feature Story Reggie Reed, who went to Beecher, is one of several local players trying to make the Flint United roster.

Flint United is providing hope for local hoop dreamers


In The News Flint native Jonathan Quarles has a book coming out January 7, 2021.
In The News Flint Handmade volunteers made and donated more than 500 hats, scarves, and gloves at locations around the city in December.

How local artisans helped keep people warm this winter


In The News RMC Mike (left) and Rio Da Yung OG are among rap acts from Flint growing in popularity.

What to watch in 2021 in Flint? Start with the music.


In The News Film Series

Sixth Annual African American Film Series goes virtual this year


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