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Poisonous Caterpillar pesters Hampton Roads residents



Checkered Flag fans, take a moment to check out this video of a poisonous caterpillar that has been pestering Hampton Roads residents and sending people to the hospital. 

The Puss Caterpillar has poisonous spines similar a bee stinger.  It is one of two poisonous caterpillars found in Virginia.  See the other in the video.



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11-year-old Carson Huey-You goes to college



Many of our Checkered Flag families are looking forward to sending the little ones back to school next Tuesday.  But, this 11-year-old boy's parents won't be dropping their son off at the nearest elementary school.  This kid is going to college. 

Carson Huey-You, 11-Year-Old Genius, Youngest-Ever Student At Texas Christian University
The Huffington Post   By Ron Dicker   

"Wise beyond his…
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Toyota has big surprise for 50 millionth customer



Toyota group Vice President made an unexpected visit to Michael Dee, the buyer of the 50 millionth Toyota sold in the United States.  Michael, a NYC police officer, had recently purchased a new 2013 Toyota Camry.  But, as you'll see, he ended up with much more than that!  Check out the video above to see what awesome surprises Toyota had for their…
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Liberace Flair Could Be Yours for the taking



I am a firm believer that Liberace, crazy over the top spirit and all, was a great performer and showman.  It is with that spirit of showmanship that I admire his risky choices for fashion.  He dared to be daring.  He had many examples of artistic flair or crazy (depending on how you look at it).  Look up images of his grand piano…
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Checkered Flag is open this Labor Day weekend



Yes, Virginia, Checkered Flag IS OPEN this Labor Day weekend!

With most of our customers off through this holiday weekend, we've got to be here to help celebrate with outstanding Labor Day Sales at all of our Checkered Flag Norfolk and Virginia Beach dealerships!

Check back over the next few days for extra special Checkered Flag Labor Day deals.

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50th Anniversary of Historic Speech Celebrated



Today is a huge day in US History.  With today marking the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech, this day marks a point in US history that cannot and will not be forgotten. 

To celebrate the historic speech  bells will ring throughout cities at 3pm EST.  One of the locations is in Hampton at…
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Honda Civic Gifted to 105 Year Young Woman in CA



Seeing stories that involve people helping others renews my faith in human kindness.  There are still those people out there that feel great passion toward helping others.  It is those people that make the world a place where I want to raise my children. 

One such person, Edythe Kirchmaier, has given her whole 105 years of life to helping…
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More teens delay getting driver's license. But why?




Teens are always looking for a new way to be different.  And nowadays, that means not being in the traditional rush to get a driver's license. 

TEENS DELAYING LICENSURE - A CAUSE FOR CONCERN?
AAA Foundation Study Looks at Why Teens Are Delaying Rite of Passage

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. (August 1, 2013) - The majority of American teens today delay getting…
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