An online car title lender that charged outrageous interest rates and took consumers’ cars with little or no warning has been banned from making loans in North Carolina.

Three Meridian men have been arrested following their indictments for insurance fraud in Lauderdale County, Attorney General Jim Hood announced on June 17.

Toreno L Griffin 35

Toreno Griffin, 35

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Vanoy Adams, 22 

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Thursday, 16 June 2016 21:41

All Roads Lead to Montross

All roads lead to Montross
Rows of colorful vintage cars were the main attraction at this unique event. (Photo: Westmoreland News)

The 23rd annual Northern Neck Region (NNR) Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) Antique Auto Show cruised through Montross Saturday, June 11 to Stan’s Skateland, welcoming participants to showcase many of their authentic motor vehicles in hopes of taking home various trophies and cash prizes.

FL Shop Profile: Dick and Todd Cornwall of C&C Auto Body

L-R: Dick Cornwell, founder of C&C Auto - Dave Harris, C&C Auto Mechanic - Todd Cornwell, Dick's Son and Current Owner of C&C Auto

Dick Cornwall had three big dreams.

He wanted to drive a wrecker, be his own boss, and have an RV. Luckily, his dreams came true thanks to a lot of hard work, dedication and community support.

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A Florida judge has closed the case brought forth by body shops in Mississippi against insurers for alleged “steering” and “price fixing.” On May 27, Judge Gregory Presnell dismissed the state claims in Capitol Body Shop et al, v. State Farm et al, with prejudice, meaning they cannot be refiled.

David Luehr of Elite Body Shop Solutions took the stage to discuss “Mastering Implementation.” Performing at world class levels requires implementation skills which take leadership skills to the next level, but it all begins by changing how you think about leadership. Quoting Zig Ziglar, Luehr told attendees, “Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn how to do it well.”

Excitement and positive energy filled the room as 188 attendees gathered at the Women Industry Network’s (WIN®) 2016 Educational Conference themed Power of the Past, Force of the Future. On the ten year anniversary of WIN’s inception, association members from around the country met in Tampa, FL to honor the past that has led to the present and learn how to best prepare for the challenges on the horizon.

A lawsuit filed by a Tennessee body shop against Progressive Hawaii Insurance Corporation for alleged “steering” and underpayment of claims has been dismissed.



Authorities say a Georgia veterinarian faces numerous charges and has fled the county after a violent confrontation with his auto mechanic. The veterinarian is considered armed and dangerous.

Painter Uses SATA Guns and Shoots for Quality

 Steve Jones at Premier Collision in Duluth, GA is a perfectionist and that’s why he is also looking for better ways to use his arsenal of SATA spray guns.


Painter Steve Jones, 40, has been making cars look beautiful again for the past 23 years, and it all began with a 1991 Camaro Z-28. A 17-year-old with literally zero painting experience, but with a background in automotive repair, Jones was poised and prepared to make his muscle car look spectacular. When the finished product impressed everyone, including himself, he was hooked.

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