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Checkered Flag's Blog of the latest Automotive News

Winter Weather Advisory for Wednesday



With the amount of snow that has hit Hampton Roads in the last month many are a bit scared of the potential coming in the next 24 hours.  There is a chance that we might get hit again, as our fellow Virginians to the north are currently experiencing.

There is a current Winter Weather advisory for Northern Virginia that will probably impact…
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Smithfield High student featured on 'The Voice'



All of Hampton Roads will be rooting for the local girl on this season of "The Voice."  Locals are taking to social media with overwhelming support for Smithfield High student Bria Kelly.

Smithfield student gets four-chair turn on ?The Voice?
By Ginger Whitaker

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) ? NBC?s hit show ?The Voice? returned Monday for the Season 6…
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Rookie mistake. Next time, don't forget the donuts.



What happens when you show up to practice without doughnuts for the team?  Well, if you're NBA rookie Rudy Gobert, you can bet your butt is going to be buttery.

Rudy's Utah Jazz teammates felt the rookie mistake deserved the revenge.  They pulled off a pretty messy prank by filling his Range Rover with buttery popcorn.  It appears the clean-up was not so simple.

For more in Rudy Gobert and Range Rover news, stay tuned to the home of your Virginia Beach Range Rover dealership, Checkered Flag.com.

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Final Olympic Medal Count



The 2014 Sochi Olympics have come to an end.  No more outrageous outfits or marathons watching curling, and wondering how in the world it is played.  The beauty of the figure skating has gone for another season, and now we must wait for another 4.

I have to say honestly, I missed watching a few events this year, but really like…
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Most Dangerous Countries to Drivers



Think that driving in Hampton Roads or DC is crazy during rush hour?  Think again!  We are part of a very civilized driving society compared to most.  A recent study by the Transportation Research Initiative at the University of Michigan looked at global driving fatalities.  I was surprised to see the results, Checkered Flag fans, chime in on your thoughts.

A Map…
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E-ZPass system error remedied, accounts being corrected



In a decent move (that probably should have been made earlier), the folks over at E-ZPass have decided to do their own research for the 1,300 or so mischarges made at the Norfolk Downtown and Midtown tunnels earlier this month.  Here's the details from our friends at The Virginian-Pilot. 

E-ZPass tunnel sensor problem fixed, company says
By Dave Forster

The company…
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Strange but legitimate tax deductions



Ahhh, tax time.  Some people like it, some people hate it.  But, one thing we all have in common is the drive to find every last deduction we can.

Every year I obsess over finding each and every available tax deduction to include in my federal tax return.  And, nearly every year, I make a new and unusual discovery in my research…
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