To the editor:

I have noticed a decidedly different price in gas for the last several weeks as I drive to and from work in North Carolina.

 It has always been my understanding gas prices in North Carolina are higher due to the gas tax. 

At present, it is 0.35 per gallon. Virginia’s gas tax is 0.16 per gallon.

So, why is gas higher in Halifax County than across the line in North Carolina? 

The gas stations in Halifax County are typically 4 to 7 cents a gallon higher. 

I have been driving to North Carolina to work for 29 years. This is the first time I have ever seen this happen. Is there an explanation for this? I really would like to know. Maybe some of the local owners of gas stations could enlighten me and the citizens of the county.

Thank you,

Venus Cochran