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Supermoon will appear June 23rd



This week, images of a monstrous "supermoon" have been floating around Facebook.  While the clearly photo-shopped images are a drastic exaggeration of how the June 23rd skyline will look, the supermoon is real. 

Here's the details from EarthSky.org.

Full moon falls on June 23, 2013 at 11:32 UTC (6:32 a.m. CDT in the U.S.). Thus, for…
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Smart road technology tested here in Virginia



Anyone who has visited our Checkered Flag stores over the last few years has surely noticed the technology trend for modern vehicles.  State-of-the-art computers, sensors, cameras, wi fi systems, and screens are commonplace on our Norfolk and Virginia Beach lots.  Now that we have these so-called "smart cars" what can we do about our roads? 

That's what researchers from Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are working on. 

A state-funded university consortium gave a tour for government and industry officials along a portion of I-66 called a test bed in Fairfax Virginia, Wednesday, June 5th, 2013. The researchers are hoping future…
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Harborfest schedule and location changes



Checkered Flag fans planning to hit Harborfest this weekend should take note.  There have been major changes made to Friday's schedule and location.

Harborfest events scheduled for Friday have had to be tweaked a bit due to impending Tropical Storm Andrea.  Here are the latest updates:

Norfolk Harborfest…
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Giraffe born this morning at Virginia Zoo in Norfolk



Don't you love being in the right place at the right time?  This morning, as I walked my one-year-old twins through the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, we had the pleasure of wishing this newborn a Happy Birthday!  

As we walked up to the giraffe enclosure, a young woman snapping photos told us that this little one was born around 4am…
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