Rising Gas Prices A Concern During Fellows Weekend
Campus was overtaken with out-of-state cars during the past weekend as prospective students from all over the nation came for fellows interviews. Gas prices were a major concern.
Nancy Vaughn and her daughter Courtney came to Elon to interview for a spot in a fellows program for the class of 2015. They drove down from Maryland, more than 300 miles.
The Vaughn’s are becoming conscious of their driving habits and look for the best gas prices, even if there isn’t a huge difference in cost between stations.
“If there’s two stations, even if it’s a penny difference, I will go to the one with the penny or two difference,” Nancy said.
Melissa Donnel is the manager at the Brian Doby Shell station on Church Street. She wants to remind drivers the gas stations are not at fault for the rising prices.
“It just depends on what they have to pay the gas price for, is how it calculates into our gas price,” Donnel said.
Donnel also said that so far, the high gas prices have not affected her business.Explore posts in the same categories: News comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.