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Military Writing Culture Change



Growing up with a Navy father there were many things that I had to grow accustomed to.  He was often gone on birthdays, he had loud friends (in the best possible sense of the word), and he wrote all letters and communications in CAPS.  He did well as he was told and that is what they were taught.  Now it seems that…
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4th of July fun in Hampton Roads



Looking for some local Hampton Roads 4th of July fun? 

Thanks to the folks over at MyActiveChild.com, we've got a full list of options.  Check it out!

Chesapeake

    5-9pm, July 3, 20123: Celebrate Freedom at Chesapeake City Park 900 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320

    10am-4pm, July 4, 2013: 4th of July Celebration at Lakeside Park 1441 Bainbridge Blvd Chesapeake…
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AAA projects slight decrease in local 4th of July traffic




A slight decrease in 4th of July travel could mean fewer headaches for Hampton Roads drivers.

AAA Projects on million Virginians to travel of Independence Day

Shorter holiday travel period expected to result in 1.4 percent fewer Virginia travelers this year

AAA projects 1.1 million Virginians will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence…
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Spy photos: 2014 MINI Cooper



Good morning, Checkered Flag MINI fans!  We have got a treat for you.  Check out the great new spy shots of the next MINI Cooper.

2014 Mini Cooper rockets into view
by Chris Paukert for Autoblog

Here it is, all but undisguised. We've been clocking the 2014 Mini Cooper for months now, but engineers' well-placed camouflage has meant that our views have been very limited. Today, though, the disguises have been cast aside and…
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New legislation for Virginia drivers: in effect today



Most of you have probably heard by now.  Starting today, July 1st, texting while driving is not only against Virginia law, but, now you can be pulled over for it-and hit with a heavy fine.  While this new law is getting most of the attention, there are a few others that all Virginia drivers should be aware of.

Here's the…
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Summer Safety Series: Pull over immediately when-



Every Saturday my husband wakes up bright and early to listen to his "shows" on NPR (National Public Radio for you non-hipsters).   If nothing's on the boob tube, I even listen along myself. 

Although I'm not a huge fan of chat radio, I have to admit, the all-about-auto show "Car Talk" is not only hilarious, it's also very informative…
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