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State to look into Outer Banks gas prices

The state Attorney General’s Office will look into complaints about gasoline prices along the Outer Banks that are above the state average.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., reported that gas prices were about $2.25 a gallon Friday, exceeding the state average by about 20 cents and some Elizabeth City prices by as much as 30 cents. The Dare County Board of Commissioners sent a letter Jan. 20 asking state Attorney General Roy Cooper to investigate. Dare County Manager Bobby Outten says gas station owners tell him that they’re not overcharging and profit margins are slim. Associated Press

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