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Grammar Lessons via Email and Texting



Does it seem like texting and emails have taken away from the general populous' ability to speak or write correctly.  I have never been a teacher, and barely passed getting my degree, but it really bugs me that whole generations of people are growing up to think that "bff" and "lol" are real words.

Who is with me in this angst?  I feel that the English language (especially growing up outside of the US for many years during my youth) is beautiful.  It is complex, extremely difficult for others to learn and carries nuances from almost every other civilization.  This…
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Hamburglars Strike California Burger King-Robbery Attempt Foiled



While many fast food workers are not given much credit (where credit is due in my opinion-that is hard work), you have to give a bundle to a California Burger King employee for foiling a robbery in progress by stealing their get-away car.

The robbers were found quickly when they realized that they didn't have any wheels to drive off…
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Downtown Tunnel closure this weekend




Checkered Flag fans will want to avoid parts of I-264 including the downtown tunnel this weekend as "rain-checked" construction takes place.

Work set at Downtown Tunnel this weekend
By Cindy Clayton  The Virginian-Pilot

Work that was canceled two weekends ago on traffic sensors for Interstate 264 at the Downtown Tunnel will be completed this weekend.

The work will begin at 9…
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Exotic police cars around the world



Last month, online reports popped up boasting Dubai's Lamborghini police cars.  But, Dubai isn't the only place spending the big bucks on their cruisers.  And, you can find a couple of these luxury police cars at our Checkered Flag dealerships.

World's most exotic police cars
By Evan Griffey of MSN Autos

Sleek, cutting through the air like arrowheads, low enough…
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Please keep an eye out for these stolen Volkswagens



Checkered Flag fans, please keep an eye out for the following stolen vehicles. 

1.  1999 VW Passat, Dark Blue, 4 door
2.  1999 VW Beetle, Dark Blue with faded hood, 2 door
3.  1999 VW Corado, Yellow, 2 door
4.  2001 VW Jetta, Black, 4 door
5.  2002 VW Beetle, Black, 2 door

Thieves steal cars from auto repair shop
Jason Marks…
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Pick your own strawberries in Hampton Roads



We are rounding out strawberry season here in Hampton Roads.  But, you haven't missed out on all the red beauties just yet. 

Thanks to our friends over at MyActiveChild.com, we have a list of Hampton Roads strawberry farms where you can still pick a bucketful.  Please make sure to call the farm, or visit their websites, to make sure the…
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