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Gas Prices Spike in the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Gas prices are spiking. According to AAA Carolinas, drivers are paying more at the pump than they were this time last year. According to AAA, Columbia’s gas price average is $2.34 and last week drivers were paying $2.28. According to AAA, South Carolina’s $2.33 average is up five cents over the last week and 11 cents over last….

Prices at the Pump continue to drop below $2 a gallon in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Prices at the pump continue to drop well below the National average here in South Carolina. And it looks like December is bringing with it prices below $2 a gallon in the Midlands. Gas Buddy show the midlands average around $2.08 a gallon, which is down from $2.50 a gallon just last month. And the lowest prices…

AAA: More Travellers on Roads this Memorial Day

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–A new report suggests Memorial Day travel this year will be the busiest in 13 years, despite a sharp increase in gas prices. According to Triple-A, more than 41 million Americans will travel for the unofficial start of summer, the most since 2005. But the trip will cost you, the travel organization also says gas prices will be the…

Record Number of Travelers for the 4th

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A record number of travelers are hitting the road home this July 4th. According to Triple-A more than 630,000 South Carolinians were expected to travel more than 50 miles between Saturday and Wednesday. Experts say the increase in travelers is due to the lower gas prices, among the lowest in 12 years on Independence Day. Categories: Local…

AAA Carolinas Launching Campaign Against Distracted Driving

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – With the summer driving season here and the Fourth of July weekend approaching, AAA Carolinas is urging motorists to avoid distracted driving. The motor club based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is launching a new safety campaign even as new research finds that distracted driving, especially using cellphones, can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. The…