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Win for Checkered Flag Hybrid owners



Checkered Flag hybrid owners saw a big win today.  The terribly unpopular Virginia tax on hybrid vehicles will be repealed.  Here are the details from our friends at The Virginian-Pilot.

Done deal: Virginia House votes to repeal hybrid tax
By Bill Sizemore  January 23, 2014

It?s all over but the formalities: Virginia?s year-old tax on hybrid vehicles will be repealed…
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Winter Olympic Wear-Debuted on Today Show


US Olympic Team

Winter Olympic uniforms are starting to be debuted and it is time to chime in Checkered Flag fans.  Ralph Lauren was the designer of this year's USA get-up and is making quite a stir.  The Today Show made the announcement showing off the cardigans and hats, along with the hiking boots and white pants. 

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Updated list of Hampton Roads snow closures and delays



From The Virginian-Pilot:  Updated list of Hampton Roads snow closures  Updated 2:20pm Wednesday

These announcements apply to THURSDAY, Jan. 23:

The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News will open at 10 a.m. (a one-hour delay) on Thursday.

Elmwood Cemetery volunteer workday canceled Thursday in Norfolk. The next volunteer workday is Jan. 30.

Norfolk Education Foundation T.I.E. Awards, postponed…
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings in Hampton Roads

I hope some of our Checkered Flag fans are enjoying a nice day off today.  If you do find yourself out and about, be aware, some of our local businesses are closed or have shorter hours.

All Checkered Flag Norfolk and Virginia Beach stores, service centers, and offices are open for regular hours today.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings
The Virginian-Pilot
January 20, 2014 
  

Courts and municipal offices

Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk  City offices and courts are closed today..

Norfolk   City offices, courts and treasurer's office are closed today.

Virginia Beach  City offices, courts and the health department are…
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Extend the life of your tires with these tips from Checkered Flag



Over the holiday season, my family spent a lot of time driving around Hampton Roads.  While out and about, we noticed all sorts of odd things lining the roads and littering intersections.  But nothing, well, nothing recognizable, matched the number of shredded tire tread littering the highways. 

I think it's time for a little rubber review.

Are you one of…
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