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Teacher Appreciation Week: Mama Duck and the reading specialist




Okay.  We don't usually go cutsie around here.  But, in honor of our local city schools celebrating teacher appreciation week, I had to post this one.  Get ready for the warm gooey feelings, Checkered Flag fans.

Flock of ducklings melts hearts at Chesapeake school
By Mike Connors
The Virginian-Pilot  CHESAPEAKE


A member of the G.A. Treakle Elementary School family recently gave birth - to 17 children.

In 2010, a female duck found her way to a courtyard near the center of the school on Gilmerton Road in Deep Creek. Donna Sheffer, a reading specialist with a green thumb, decided…
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Rare Goblin Shark Caught off Keys

Every once in a while you hear some news on the radio that you just have to look up.  This morning was one such morning.  I heard a news report about a Goblin Shark.  I, having a very curious child, thought I had heard every known detail about sharks, and today I learned something new. 

I thought I would share with the Checkered Flag fans out there a bit about a shark found off the Keys of Florida.  If you thought Jaws was scary, take a look at this creature.

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Do You Have a Healthy Relationship with Your Ride?

I want to take a poll.  Checkered Flag fans, do you feel that your car is connected to you?  I feel that my Honda Pilot is an extension of myself.  It has a personality, and although it has no name, it is one of my loves.  I love how it handles, its behavior, and that it listens to me, often when others are not (namely my children in the back seat, or my husband playing back seat driver).

I am not alone in…
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Check those policies closely. Odd items covered by insurance.



All of our Checkered Flag drivers know the value of having great Car Insurance coverage, but, if you are like me, you may not know exactly how many different scenarios of what a new commercial calls "mayhem" you are actually covered against. 

Now, for that matter, most of us don't know the ins and outs of our life, home, or any other…
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Will flying cars be available soon?




Is the flying really going to happen in our lifetime? 

When I was a child, I was certain we'd be flying to the grocery store by now.  But, as fast as technology is changing, somehow we are still glued to the ground.  Well, maybe not for long.

Terrafugia wants to build hybrid flying car
Computer controlled, plug-in hybrid concept would require as little as 5 hours training to fly.

By Paul Eisenstein of The Detroit Bureau

Flying cars have long been the stuff of science fiction, though plenty of entrepreneurs and visionaries have struggled to make the concept a…
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Tornado Watch for Hampton Roads until 7pm




Heads up, Checkered Flag fans.  We are looking at some possibly very nasty weather this afternoon and evening.

Tornado watch issued for Hampton Roads, N.C.

By Cindy Clayton  April 30, 2014   

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for all of Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina.

The watch - in effect until 7 p.m. - extends past the Peninsula and includes Richmond and areas toward Fredericksburg, but excludes the Eastern Shore.

The weather service has been warning residents that storms approaching Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina are expected to bring strong, gusty winds of up to…
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