More NC Travelers To Hit The Roads For Labor Day

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Despite an increase in gasoline prices since memorial day and a continued struggling economy, AAA of the Carolinas expects an uptick in the number of travelers this holiday weekend.

And gas prices are about a buck less a gallon than they were at this time last year.

AAA estimates that more than a million North Carolinians are expected to travel more than 50 miles from home this Labor Day holiday.

That's an increase of 12 and a half percent from Memorial Day this year.

Some families will travel even further than 50 miles like the Keims from Washington D.C., who have already headed to our beaches for a few days away from the daily grind.

Gas last year at this time was around $3.60 cents a gallon.


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  • by g on Sep 3, 2009 at 04:58 AM
    My family and I plan to bicycle this weekend and are looking forward to pedaling a great deal more than 50 miles and seeing more of the beauty of eastern NC that all of those car drivers miss as they zoom past.
  • by cj Location: Greenville on Sep 2, 2009 at 06:55 PM
    I think that the prices on gas should be raised by a couple of dollars on each gallon and those funds used to build a transportation infrastructure that will get us rehabbed off of our oil addiction.
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