News reports on back-to-back days this week:
In North Carolina, charging high prices for goods and services during disasters can be illegal, in violation of the state’s anti-price-gouging laws. And on Friday, when Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency due to Hurricane Florence, that put the state’s anti-price gouging laws into effect.
Gas stations have been doing brisker-than-usual business this week, as people fill up before Florence arrives Thursday. Some stations have even run out of gas…..At the Valero station at Ten Ten and Holly Springs roads, the bottled water was gone Tuesday afternoon.