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Mayor Proclaims 'Checkered Flag Day' in Virginia Beach



It is a historic moment for Checkered Flag employees and customers.  In honor of 50 years of outstanding service to customers and community, Mayor of Virginia Beach, William D. Sessoms, Jr., proclaimed March 4, 2014 Checkered Flag Day.

Checkered Flag employees who attended yesterday's 50th Anniversary Employee Recognition breakfast were delighted to be part of the surprise announcement.  Checkered Flag was recognized…
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Weatherman parody of Frozen's "Let it Go" fits Hampton Roads conditions



Yes, it snowed again.  And, yes, it's a pain in the rear for anyone who had to leave the house today.

If you're one of the many less-than-pleased Hampton Roads drivers dealing with the ice and snow, here's a little something that might just cheer you up.

Check out Cincinnati weatherman, Bob Herzog, nail a parody of Frozen's "Let it Go." 

For more in Hampton Roads weather news, stay tuned to Checkered Flag.com.

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Spring Road Trip: Cherry Blossom Festival



ROAD TRIP!

One great thing about living in Hampton Roads is that we are within driving distance of many famous destinations.  One of our family traditions is to make the four hour drive to Washington, D.C. every spring to see the National Cherry Blossom Trees in bloom.

Because winter weather has been extended this year, the National Cherry Blossom Trees are…
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Seriously? Snow in Hampton Roads this Monday



Now, this might come as unwelcome news for most of Hampton Roads.  But, for a mom who spent fifty bucks on snow boots for two toddlers, the idea of getting one last snow day in sounds pretty fantastic.

Oh, you hadn't heard?  It's no lie.  Snow is coming to Hampton Roads. 

From The Virginian-Pilot   

Temperatures today will reach into the…
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Next R8 Gets Boost to 4.2



There is much reason to celebrate with Audi today.  The talks of going with the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 for the Audi R8 have now been seemingly put out of sight, keeping the 4.2. 

Let's pop the cork and start the celebrations Checkered Flag Audi fans.

Audi's 4.2-liter V-8 Lives to Scream another Day in Next…
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Hot Celeb Couple Gets Engaged



Checkered Flag fans, I got some scoop for ya'.  Newest celebrity couple that is engaged that we have been able to see coming for year, literally, they were supposed to on screen for "That 70's Show".  Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are reportedly now engaged and there…
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How to avoid animal-vehicle collisions




While visiting a friend in Maryland this last week, I noticed all manner of wildlife laying on the side of the road.  As a matter of fact, 'round those parts, out-of-towners are warned to avoid the roads all together after dark.  With the seemingly endless winter weather, animals are moving out of the woods and making travel a little tricky.

Wildlife Crossing: AAA Provides Tips to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

Animals on the roadways cause hundreds of fatal crashes every year

ORLANDO, Fla., (October 17, 2013) ?Collisions with animals resulted in 2,083 fatal crashes and 2,194 fatalities between 2001…
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Hybrid, diesel, or standard engine? Which is best for you?



One of the most important factors for today's Hampton Roads automotive customer to consider is engine type.  Never before have there been so many choices to optimize our drivers' fuel budget while still meeting comfort, style, and assorted driving needs.  There are many factors to consider when choosing your engine type including driving style, travel distance, driving environment and, of course…
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