Here’s how inflation and rising gas prices are affecting Onslow travel

As the COVID-19 pandemic makes its way to the rearview mirror, Onslow County residents are more ready than ever to get back to traveling; however, new obstacles have arrived.

Inflation alongside rising gas prices.

According to AAA, North Carolina gas prices have risen nearly two full dollars since this time last year. AAA is reporting a North Carolina average of $ 4.63 per gallon as of June 17, up from last year’s average of $ 2.88. Jacksonville’s current average is $ 4.54, with a year ago sitting at $ 2.80.

The rising gas prices are keeping many residents from traveling, as just the cost of getting to and from daily destinations is nearly twice what it was last summer.

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