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CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced the opening of CARSTAR Auto Body of Smithfield, located at 1195 Brogden Rd., Smithfield, NC, adjacent to Boykin Motors Auto Center

A deserving Charlotte, NC, family received an early Christmas miracle with keys to a new car thanks to the volunteer efforts of Service King Collision Repair Centers and State Farm. 

Friday, 22 December 2017 20:04

Smith Bros. Collision Donates Car to Brookhaven, MS, Mom in Need

Written by Trapper Kinchen, The Daily Leader

Chad and Adam Smith of Smith Bros. Collision Center & Truck Accessories in Brookhaven, MS, wanted to get back to the basics of Christmas. 

Service King Collision Repair Centers®, in conjunction with State Farm, helped brighten the holiday season for a Memphis, TN, domestic violence survivor with the gift of a fully restored 2007 Chevrolet Impala. 

Friday, 22 December 2017 17:10

End of an Era: Longtime FL Body Shop Owners Call it Quits

Written by Joe Crews, The West Volusia Beacon

After a 41-year run, Jerry’s Body Shop is closing its doors forever at the end of December. 

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Friday, 22 December 2017 00:21

Ringleader Admits Role in $23 Million Auto Insurance Fraud in FL

Written by Paula McMahon, Sun Sentinel

We thank Sun Sentinel for reprint permission.


One of the ringleaders of a massive $23 million auto insurance fraud pleaded guilty the week of Dec. 17 to his role in an elaborate crime ring that operated at several South Florida chiropractic clinics.

Thursday, 21 December 2017 17:26

GA Body Shop Provides Bicycles to Children in Need for Christmas

Written by Ben Wright, Ledger-Enquirer

An auto body shop known for fixing dents in wrecked cars and a broadcasting company known for its hip-hop music spent most of the morning of Dec. 16 handing out bicycles and other free gifts to thousands of needy children in Columbus, GA.

Thursday, 21 December 2017 00:23

Alleged Ebby’s Shooter Slated to Plead Guilty in VA

Written by Sarah Fearing, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

A man accused of shooting a Williamsburg, VA, auto body shop employee in July is set to take a plea deal in the new year.

Around a half dozen veterans sat in the Moore County Courthouse in NC to challenge the man they say took them for a ride.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 17:50

Need for Technical Training Highlighted in Parkersburg, WV

Written by Michael Erb, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

The recent announcement of a Chinese industrial company investing in West Virginia reemphasizes the need for quality technical education.

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