Higher fuel prices not seen as limiting for summer driving

More is 20% less

WILMINGTON — The year’s off to a great start for the Carolina’s beach communities.  Easter, the first big weekend of 2017 arrived with bountiful tourists and a forecast of more of the same despite higher gasoline prices.  As the tourists were arriving, the EIA broke out the summer driving numbers from its April outlook, forecasting a 1.4 percent  increase […]

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Gas shortage: Wilmington feeling the effects of Colonial Pipeline leak

A pump at the BP gas station in the Landfall Center displays an out sign on their gas pump. (Photo by Mike Kane.)

WILMINGTON — North Carolina is one of six states in the country facing gas shortages due to a leak of the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama, which supplies fuel from the Gulf to the east coast. The Wilmington area is starting to feel the effects of the Colonial Pipeline leak discovered earlier this month. According to […]

More drivers expected on roads this weekend due to low holiday gas prices

Memorial Day Weekend gas prices are the lowest they've been in a decade. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

The cheapest Memorial Day Weekend gas prices in 10 years will mean more Carolinians will be on the road this holiday weekend, according to AAA Carolinas. The average price of gas both in Wilmington and across the state of North Carolina this weekend will be $2.21, according to AAA. Last year during the same holiday […]