This will not be the first time I've touched on this problem. It's been with us a long time. Like *not* having a lottery, when all the states adjacent to us do, draining off our money to fix up their problems, and the lawmakers in Raleigh appearring not to notice.
The question you hear on a lot of people's lips, whether they live here or are just visiting, is: Why do gas prices here soar over those of any city in the state? They do, you know. You can pay as low as a dollar-seventy-two per gallon without having to drive very far, whereas in Wilmington the price is pushing a dollar-ninety, for "regular." Why do we shell out nearly 20 cents a gallon more for our gas, often at stations in the same company, as, say someone up the road?