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Billions of Cicadas emerging in Virginia



They're here.  Billions of winged-creatures are beginning to emerge from the soil along the Mid-Atlantic region.  With spring temperatures finally warming the ground to just the right conditions, the Brood II cicadas are coming out to play. 


But, this is no game.  The incredibly noisy nearly two-inch-long insects are expected to outnumber humans by 600 to 1 in the affected…
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Virginia Beach among worst traffic cities in U.S.



The Weather Channel has just released their list of the 2013 Cities with the Worst Traffic.  And, guess who is at #22. 
According to the report, the average Virginia Beach area resident spends 18 hours per year sitting in traffic.  Yikes!  To make matters worse, they added that all that waiting in gridlock can have some terrible effects on the members…
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Midtown Tunnel traffic expected through weekend



Heads up, Checkered Flag fans.  Beginning today, Thursday, at 3pm, the drivers using the Midtown Tunnel from Norfolk to Portsmouth are expected to hit delays.  Crews installing traffic sensors will have one lane directly outside the mouth of the tunnel closed down until 2pm this Sunday. 

VDOT is urging drivers to use the Downtown Tunnel as an alternate route. 

Again, the lane closure…
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Awesome Viral Video: Treadmill Dancing



And now, for our Checkered Flag fans' viewing enjoyment, we bring you treadmill dancing.

If you are unable to view the treadmill dancing video on this page, choose the following link and scroll down to this article.  Link:  man dancing on treadmill

For more entertaining 2013 viral dance videos, stay tuned to the home of your grooviest Hampton Roads used car stores, Checkered Flag.com.

Video source: [youtube.com]
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Gas prices continue to fall in Hampton Roads



Gas prices are on a roll here in Hampton Roads.  And, Checkered Flag fans are going to like the direction these numbers are headed.

Local gas prices fall for fifth straight week
By Dave Mayfield for The Virginian-Pilot

Gas prices in Hampton Roads bucked the national trend this past week by dropping a bit, AAA said in its Daily Fuel Gauge Report…
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33 Cars named after animals



In honor of my 33rd birthday, today, we will be reviewing the 33 cars named after animals.  I knew many of them, but certainly not all. 

Can you Checkered Flag fans name all 33 without looking at the list?

1. Barracuda (Plymouth)

2. Beetle (Volkswagen)

3. Bison (Chevrolet heavy-duty truck)

4. Blackhawk (Stutz)

5. Bluebird (Nissan/Datsun)

6. Bronco (Ford)

7…
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