The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Watching The Pain At The Pump


Gene O'Hare fills his car up with gasoline at a local filling station. Gas prices in the area are currently hovering around $4 and expected to increase. (Times photo by Eric Crews)

With gas prices in Transylvania County steadily rising since January as they reach $4 per gallon at several local gas stations, residents in the county are beginning to feel the impact.

But, according to local gas station owner Ro Galloway, who took over ownership of the Cedar Mountain Quick Stop with Steven Galloway and Shirley Galloway last August, the prices are only expected to go higher.

“We understand from our vendors that they will only go higher,” she said. “What we’re hearing is that by Memorial Day it is going to be over $5 per gallon. Needless to say, everyone is feeling...

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