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Thursday, 09 December 2021 22:29

Florida Man’s Classic Car Bursts into Flames During Christmas Parade

Written by Elizabeth Puckett, Motorious


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The Flagler Beach, FL, Christmas parade was supposed to be a nice cheerful way to celebrate the holiday season, but ended up with a fully engulfed classic car, all caught on livestream.

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On Dec. 6, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Liberty, NC, Mayor Filmore York joined Toyota Motor North America's leaders to announce Greensboro-Randolph Megasite has been chosen as the location for Toyota's new $1.29 billion automotive battery manufacturing plant, to be named Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC).

Monday, 06 December 2021 21:05

CarLotz Opens in Mobile, AL

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CarLotz, the nation's largest consignment-to-retail used vehicle marketplace, announced it will open its first hub Dec. 6 in Alabama.

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The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) filed a second-degree murder charge against a 26-year-old Leesburg, FL, man for assaulting a co-worker at their place of employment with a metal bat, causing injuries that eventually led to the death of the victim.

Tuesday, 30 November 2021 20:14

High Inflation Causing Virginia Businesses to Struggle

Written by Tyler Arnold, The Center Square

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After facing economic hardships from pandemic-era restrictions and struggling to find workers because of the subsequent labor shortage, Virginia businesses are now facing another problem---inflation.

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The Automotive Service Association has named Mary Steele, AMAM, executive director of ASA Florida, as the new regional executive director of the Southeast region of ASA.